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Paralegal Studies Minor

Paralegal Studies Program
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
113 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-2775
Fax: 330-672-5394
Hedi Nasheri, Director

The paralegal studies minor at the Kent Campus has been approved by the American Bar Association. Students may minor in paralegal studies in conjunction with a four-year baccalaureate degree.


Course Title Credits
Category I Requirements  
Must complete the following sequence of specialty courses:  
JUS 18000 Introduction to Paralegal Studies* 3
  28001 Legal Research and Writing* 3
  28004 Principles and Practice of Litigation* 3
Choose from the following: 9
JUS 28003 Family Law and Procedure (3)*  
  28007 Estate and Probate Administration (3)*   
  38003 Administrative Law and Process (3)  
  38005 Tort Law (3)  
  38006 Applied Legal Research and Litigation (3)  
  47111 Civil Law and Procedure (3)  
Category II Requirement  
JUS 36792 Internship in Paralegal 3
Category III Requirements  
Choose from the following law-related courses: 9
ACCT 33000 Fundamental Tax Procedures (3)  
FIN 26070 Introduction to Law (3)  
  26074 Legal Environment of Business (3)  
JUS 22100 Basic Interviewing (3)  
  26704 Issues in Law and Society (3)  
  33200 Criminal Law (3)  
  34200 Criminal Procedures and Evidence (3)  
  38007 Human Service Agencies and the Law (3)  
  47211 Court Functions (3)  
PHIL 31035 Philosophy and Justice (3)  
  41025 Philosophy of Law (3)  
POL 30301 Introduction to Public Administration (3)  
  30130 Courts (3)  
  40182 Constitutional Law: Government Powers (3)  
  40183 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties (3)  
Any course listed above not used to complete the specialty minor.  


*Course is cross-listed with Legal Assisting Technology (LEGT).

Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.

Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.