Paralegal Studies Options

Available to Criminal Justice, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Public Administration majors

In a unique cooperative with Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), Kutztown University offers an American Bar Association (ABA) approved paralegal studies program to KU students. 

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, and Public Administration can add paralegal studies to their program of study. 

Program Requirements (21 Credits)

The Paralegal Studies Program required the completion of 21 credits. Students 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

Additional Information

Paralegal Studies 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.

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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.