Lehigh Carbon Community College’s ABA Approved Paralegal Studies Certificate

Available to Criminal Justice, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, as well as all other majors.

In an exclusive partnership with Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), Kutztown University offers students the opportunity to complete Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) American Bar Association-approved Paralegal Studies Certificate.

Since the program's inception in 1999, interested students have been able to dual enroll at LCCC and KU with all paralegal courses taught in-person on KU's campus. Currently, students majoring in Criminal Justice, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, as well as all other majors can add LCCC’s ABA approved Paralegal Studies Certificate to their program of study. 

Program Requirements (21 Credits)

LCCC’s Paralegal Studies certificate requires the completion of 30 credits. Students must complete the following required courses:

  • PLG 120: Intro to Paralegal Studies
  • PLG 150: Torts and Personal Injury
  • PLG 200: Civil Litigation Procedure
  • PLG 215: Law Office Management
  • PLG 220: Contract Law and Business Organization
  • PLG 245: Legal Research and Writing

Students then complete a minimum of 3 elective credits, which include but are not limited to the following courses:

  • Worker's Compensation Practice
  • Social Security Disability Practice
  • Immigration Law for Paralegals
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Bankruptcy Law

Students are required to transfer nine credits of courses at a 200 level to LCCC as electives.

Additional Information

LCCC’s Paralegal Studies Certificate is housed in the Department of Philosophy and Government. Please contact the department for more information. You can also read course descriptions within the MyKU Student Information System. The courses are arranged alphabetically. Search by the prefix PLG.

Click here to view course descriptions in MyKU

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.