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Paralegal Studies (Post Secondary) PDFDownload to print

College of Arts and Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences

105 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-2062

The Paralegal Studies certificate is applicable to those students who wish to continue their education and enhance and update their skills to pursue a career in the legal field. The certificate at the Kent Campus has been approve by the American Bar Association.


Course Title Credits
PLST 18000 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3
  28001 Legal Research and Writing 3
  28004 Principles and Practice of Litigation 3
  36792 Internship in Paralegal 3
Choose from the following: 12
PLST 28003 Family Law and Procedure (3)  
  28007 Estate and Probate Administration (3)  
  38002 Contract Law (3)  
  38003 Administrative Law and Process (3)  
  38004 Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility (3)  
  38005 Tort Law (3)  
  38006 Applied Legal Research and Litigation (3)  
  47111 Civil Law and Procedure (3)  
  48300 Laws of Corporations and Other Associations (3)  
  48400 Intellectual Property Law (3)  
Choose from the following law-related courses:  6
ACCT 33000 Fundamental Tax Procedures (3)  
FIN 26070 Introduction to the 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 of Justice (3)  
  41025 Philosophy of Law (3)  
POL 30130 Courts (3)  
  30301 Introduction to Public Administration (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.  
      Total: 30

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

Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA required for entering the program.


Gainful Employment Disclosure
CIP code: 22.0302
CIP title: Legal Assistant/Paralegal
AY 11 completers: 0
AY 11 on-time completers: N/A
AY 11 on-time completion rate: N/A
Median Stafford loans: not applicable; contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information
Median other loans: not applicable; contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information
Award title: not applicable; contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information
Total cost per credit hours: $425
Total costs for credit hours: $9,346
Book and supplies cost per credit hours: $134
Total books and supplies costs: $1,380
Term: Fall 2012 and Spring 2013
Length: 30 Weeks
Fees per term: Varies
Room and board per term: $4,480
Other supply or miscellaneous costs: N/A
SOC code: 23-2011.00
SOC title: Paralegals and Legal Assistants
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Respondent placement rate: 0.00% N/A - new program