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Paralegal & Legal Studies

CSUSM partners with the Center for Legal Studies, a legal education provider focused on providing students with affordable and effective legal education. Curriculum is delivered to students in live lecture, online, DVD, and Text-only formats, providing our students with the flexibility necessary to achieve their academic goals while continuing with their everyday lives. Our most popular programs include Introduction (Core) and Advanced Paralegal Studies Certificates as well as Legal Nurse Consultant training. Program offerings start six times a year and are offered in seven week sessions.

We are pleased to announce that the Paralegal Program is now offered both on campus (live lecture) and online!!

* Required Materials: Materials for the courses can be purchased by CLICKING HERE or call 1-800-522-7737.

Please note both the Introduction Paralegal Certificate and Advanced Paralegal Certificate must be completed to be recognized as a Paralegal by the State of California.

Additional Funding Options

  • Paralegal Certificate (Introduction & Advanced) are eligible for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding
  • Paralegal Certificate (Introduction & Advanced) are eligible for Military Spouse funding (MyCAA and CAA)- visit the Military Spouse page for more information or apply on the AI portal
  • For additional information regarding Paralegal degrees and scholarships please visit

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