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Department
College of Arts and Sciences

105 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-2062
Web:www.kent.edu/cas

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.

 

PARALEGAL STUDIES CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENT  (30 credits):
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: 18
PLST 28003 Family Law and Procedure (3)  
  28007 Estate and Probate Administration (3)  
  35001 Environmental Law for Paralegals (3)  
  35003 Health Law (3)  
  35005 Labor and Employment Law (3)  
  35007 Energy and Natural Resources Law (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)  
  48300 Laws of Corporations and Other Associations (3)  
  48401 Patent Law (3)  
  48402 Copyright and Trademark Law (3)  
      MINIMUM 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 10 completers: 0
AY 10 on-time completers: N/A
AY 10 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 2011 and Spring 2012
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
ONET link: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/23-2011.00
Respondent placement rate: 0.00% N/A - new program