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College of Arts and Sciences
Center for Comparative and Integrative Programs

105 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-2062

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

Paralegal Studies is located in 113 Bowman Hall (Kent Campus).
Tel: 330-672-4148


Attribute 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.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  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  
ELR PLST 36792 Internship in Paralegal 3  
  Choose from the following 1: 18  
  PLST 28003 Family Law and Procedure (3)    
  PLST 28007 Estate and Probate Administration (3)    
  PLST 35001 Environmental Law for Paralegals (3)    
  PLST 35003 Health Law (3)    
  PLST 35005 Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals (3)    
  PLST 35007 Energy and Natural Resources Law (3)    
  PLST 38003 Administrative Law and Process (3)    
  PLST 38005 Tort Law (3)    
WIC PLST 38006 Applied Legal Research and Litigation (3)    
  PLST 42701 Evidence and E-Discovery (3)    
  PLST 42705 Bankruptcy Law I: Basic Fundamentals (3)    
  PLST 42706 Bankruptcy Law II: Creditor-Debtor Relations (3)    
  PLST 42708 Real Estate Law (3)    
  PLST 48002 Contract Law (3)    
  PLST 48300 Law of Corporations and Other Associations (3)    
  PLST 48401 Patent Law (3)    
  PLST 48403 Patent Prosecution (3)    
  PLST 48404 Copyright Law (3)    
  PLST 48407 Trademark Law (3)    
  PLST 48408 Trademark Prosecution (3)    
  1. At least 6 credit hours must be upper-division.


Graduation Requirements:

  • Minimum overall 2.000 GPA.
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).


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