Following a careful program evaluation, the university is no longer accepting applications for admission to the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program or to the Minor in Paralegal Studies. The program will remain compliant with American Bar Association guidelines through 2020, ensuring that current undergraduate students who have completed the coursework for the minor will earn their degree from an ABA-approved program.  

Employers interested in posting a job opportunity should visit HireSamford. Paralegal program graduates can create an account at HireSamford to search for paralegal and other positions.

Prospective students can visit the Directory of ABA-Approved Paralegal Education Programs to search for alternative programs.

Consumer Information

View the latest gainful employment consumer information at https://www.samford.edu/cumberlandlaw/files/Gedt/Gedt.html.
Estimated transportation costs per year - $1,750.00

Job Placement Methodology

The placement rate reflects the percentage of graduates whom we were able to reach currently choosing to work as legal professionals for fiscal year 2016.

  • Eleven of the sixteen program completers are currently working in the legal profession.
  • Three program completes are employed outside of the legal field.
  • One program completer is a current student in a graduate program.
  • One program completer is currently not employed.