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College of Arts and Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences

105 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-2062

The Paralegal Studies minor at the Kent Campus is accredited by the American Bar Association.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  Category I Requirements  
  Must complete the following sequence of specialty courses:  
  PLST 18000 Introduction to Paralegal Studies* 3
    28001 Legal Research and Writing* 3
    28004 Principles and Practice of Litigation* 3
  Choose from the following: 9
  PLST 28003 Family Law and Procedure (3)*  
    28007 Estate and Probate Administration (3)*  
    38003 Administrative Law and Process (3)  
    38005 Tort Law (3)  
WIC   38006 Applied Legal Research and Litigation (3)  
    47111 Civil Law and Procedure (3)  
  Category II Requirement  
ELR PLST 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)  
KSS   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  
  PHIL 31035 Philosophy and 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.  


*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 2.000 GPA required for graduation.

Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F). For information on the major Residence Requirements please visit the University Residence Requirements policy.