Course Description

This course provides an introduction to real estate theory, emphasizing California law and focusing on practical paralegal tasks associated with real estate transactions. It covers estates in real property, real estate sales, real estate development, leasing, liens, real estate financing, tax and title protection, real estate litigation, and land use regulation. Students gain practical, hands-on experience by completing typical real estate paralegal exercises, such as researching titles, recording deeds, drafting unlawful detainer papers, and drafting liens.


Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Describe the real estate sales process
  • Summarize the steps involved in real estate development
  • Identify leasehold estates
  • Define the necessary steps for tax and title protection
  • Describe the process of real estate litigation, and land use regulation
  • Research titles, record deeds, draft unlawful detainer papers and liens


Certification Disclosure: In California an individual may qualify to hold one’s self out as a paralegal in one of several ways including earning a certificate of completion of a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association. (Calif. Bus. & Prof. Code §6450(c)(1).) The Paralegal Professional Certificate program offered by UCSB PaCe satisfies the requirements of California law in this regard.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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6:00PM to 9:00PM
Jun 27, 2024 to Sep 05, 2024
Web-based Instruction
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Web-based Instruction
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (3 units) $575.00
Available for Credit
3 units
  • Katharine Kinsman
Section Notes

Steps to Enroll

How to Access Your Online Course on Canvas

Late Registrations Notice: 

Self-enrollment will be available until 11:59 PM PT of the second business day after the 1st class session (i.e. If the first class starts on Thursday, self-enrollment is open until the following Monday at 11:59 pm).  If you wish to enroll after that time, please contact PaCE Support at help@professional.ucsb.edu

Required Textbook(s):
Students are required to purchase the textbook(s) assigned by the instructor. The instructor will provide details to the class prior to the course start date.

Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals, 6th Ed., Bevans

ISBN-Paperback - 9781543826883
ISBN-eBook - 9781543826890

No refunds after 07/07/24
A minimum $40 non-refundable administrative fee per course is charged for all drops. See the full Drop Policy here.