Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies

Special note to applicants for the Post-Baccalaureate program: Those applying to the Post-Baccalaureate program in Paralegal Studies must also send a copies of all transcripts directly to the Director of the program in addition to sending transcripts to the admissions office. This will expedite the ability of post-baccalaureate students to register for courses. Transcripts should be sent to:

Dr. Jarrod Tudor, Director
Paralegal Studies program
113 Bowman Hall (Office G)
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio 44240

Curriculum for Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies

CATEGORY I: MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING LEGAL SPECIALTY COURSES

  • 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 Studies: 3 hours (3)

CATEGORY II: MUST COMPLETE SIX COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING: 18 HOURS

  • PLST 28003 Family Law & Procedure (3)
  • PLST 28007 Estate & Probate Administration (3)
  • PLST 35001 Environmental Law (3)
  • PLST 35003 Health Law (3)
  • PLST 35005 Labor and Employment Law (3)
  • PLST 35007 Energy and Natural Resources Law (3)
  • PLST 38002 Contract Law (3)
  • PLST 38003 Administrative Law & Process (3)
  • PLST 38005 Tort Law (3)
  • PLST 38006 Applied Legal Research & Litigation (3)
  • PLST 48300 Laws of Corporations and Other Associations (3)
  • PLST 48401 Patent Law (3)
  • PLST 48403 Patent Prosecution (2)
  • PLST 48404 Copyright Law: Basics, Ownership Rights and Liability (3)
  • PLST 48407 Trademark Law (3)

TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS = 30

Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.

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