English with a Concentration in Paralegal Studies
English and law
Students in the English with Paralegal Studies program will gain an understanding of what paralegals can accomplish, as well as the limitations imposed by the unauthorized practice of law statute. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to
Students who complete this program are prepared for a career in a legal setting with
The paralegal concentration is a stepping stone to a variety of career opportunities, including legal secretary, real estate, law researcher, trust coordinator, title researcher, settlement clerk, litigation specialist, contract coordinator, or law librarian. Additionally, the English B.A. with a Paralegal Concentration provides an excellent foundation for law school.
The Paralegal Concentration is comprised of seven Paralegal Courses offered through our alliance Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC). Students take general education credits, the English core, the English electives, and 7 paralegal classes (6 requirements and 1 elective) that are all available at Kutztown.
LCCC’s Paralegal Studies program options are primarily offered through synchronous instruction. Paralegal Studies classes may be enhanced with asynchronous materials. Paralegal Studies students must take at least nine-semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through synchronous instruction.