- Kent Campus
The Paralegal Studies undergraduate 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 program prepares students for the Certified Paralegal exam from the National Association of Legal Assistants. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.
For more information about the certificate, visit the Paralegal Studies office located in 113 Bowman Hall (Kent Campus); 330-672-4148; www.kent.edu/paralegal.
The Paralegal Studies certificate is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 2.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
- Official transcript(s)
Professional Licensure Disclosure
This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.
|PLST 18000||INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGAL STUDIES AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS||3|
|PLST 28001||LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING||3|
|PLST 28004||PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF LITIGATION||3|
|PLST 36792||INTERNSHIP IN PARALEGAL (ELR)||3|
|Certificate Electives, choose from the following:||18|
|FAMILY LAW AND PROCEDURE|
|ESTATE AND PROBATE ADMINISTRATION|
|ENVIRONMENTAL LAW FOR PARALEGALS|
|LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR PARALEGALS|
|ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES LAW|
|ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND PROCESS|
|APPLIED LEGAL RESEARCH AND LITIGATION (WIC)|
|EVIDENCE AND E-DISCOVERY|
|BANKRUPTCY LAW I: BASIC FUNDAMENTALS|
|BANKRUPTCY LAW II: CREDITOR-DEBTOR RELATIONS|
|REAL ESTATE LAW|
|LAW OF CORPORATIONS AND OTHER ASSOCIATIONS|
|COPYRIGHT LAW I|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||30|
|Minimum Certificate GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|