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A required course in the Paralegal Certificate Program.

Course Description

Examine the essential principles of contract law. The elements of an enforceable contract, who can enter into a contract, defenses to formation of contract, and legal and equitable remedies for breaches of contract will be explored.

NOTE: This course has live sessions via Zoom. Students should plan to attend all Zoom sessions. If a student is unable to attend a session, a recording will be available. The Zoom meeting link and password to join will be provided in the course. A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access the course’s Zoom sessions.

Successful completion of a qualifying assignment within this course offers you the opportunity to earn an Alternative Digital Credential (ADC). Also referred to as a digital badge, an ADC is a virtual record of specific skills and competencies you have acquired and provides a verifiable way for you to share your educational achievements with employers, colleagues and others via social platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Click here to view the Contract Clause Drafting badge opportunity presented with this course and explore the necessary criteria to earn the ADC. Learn more about Alternative Digital Credentials and how they can help you demonstrate your commitment to professional development and distinguish yourself in a competitive job market.

  • Details
  • $660
  • September 25, 2023 to December 03, 2023
  • Delivery Mode: Remote
  • Reg#: 00172
  • ID/Units: MGMT X409.19  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: Fall 2023


Virginia A. Suveiu, Esq., counsels on regulatory compliance and commercial law matters, including contract life cycle and negotiation. She is Chief Safeguard Officer at Balance To Success and Of Counsel at Volkov Law Firm. She is the editor of the Routledge Handbook of Risk Management and the Law. Virginia is a mediator and arbitrator for the International Chamber of Commerce, the Orange County Bar Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. She is on the Board of Directors of the National Contract Management Association-Orange County. She is affiliated with and has been invited to speak to professional organizations on business law-related issues. She is an active member of the State Bar of California and admitted to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Virginia has held numerous positions in academia, including as founding dean and professor, instructor and developer. In 2016, Virginia was given the Distinguished Instructor Award by UCI DCE.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

Basic Contract Law for Paralegals
Book - ISBN: 9781543839531
Helewitz, Jeffrey A., 10th ed, Aspen Publishers

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START09/25/2023Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC09/26/2023Tuesday7:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC10/10/2023Tuesday7:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC10/24/2023Tuesday7:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC11/07/2023Tuesday7:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC11/21/2023Tuesday7:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
END12/03/2023Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---