Paralegal Program TRANSFER POLICY
The Paralegal Program at Los Angeles City College (“Paralegal Program”) will not accept any course for substitution or transfer in satisfaction of any “Law” course unless that course was taken at a regionally-accredited post-secondary institution, and within a paralegal program that was approved by the American Bar Association (“A.B.A.”) at the time the course was completed. Additionally, the Paralegal Program will not accept any course for substitution or transfer in satisfaction of any “Law” course unless it was completed with a grade of “C” or higher, and completed within six (6) years of the date of admission or readmission to the Paralegal Program. The Paralegal Program will not accept more than six (6) semester hours of qualifying course work, as determined by the Paralegal Program Director, for substitution or transfer in satisfaction of any “Law” course. Also, these six (6) semester hours can only be accepted and applied to the Paralegal Program as electives.
Paralegal Program students must complete six courses (18 semester hours) designated as legal specialty courses in residence at the Paralegal Program. The term legal specialty course is defined as a course that (1) covers substantive law or legal procedures or process, (2) has been developed for paralegals, and (3) emphasizes practical paralegal skills. The Paralegal Program’s legal specialty courses are as follows: Law 10, Introduction to Legal Assistant I; Law 11, Introduction to Legal Assistant II; Law 12, Tort Law and Claims Investigation; Law 17, Legal Writing; Law 51, Legal Research for Paralegals; and Law 4, Directed Field Work in Legal Assisting. Paralegal courses required by the Paralegal Program will not be accepted if taken more than six (6) years prior to admission or readmission to the Paralegal Program. Please consult with the Paralegal Program Director for complete information.
EFFECTIVE: JANUARY 1, 2011