Posted on 2014-07-02

By Jimmy Lichtenwalter

Samford University will host a July 17 information session for the Paralegal Studies Certificate program. The session is from 5:45-7 p.m. in Samford's Harwell G. Davis Library.

Samford has the oldest paralegal certificate program in Alabama and the only one approved by the American Bar Association in Birmingham, according to Laura Tomlin, program director. Students can complete the 30 credit hour program, which consists of 10 three hour courses, in as little as a year if they attend full time. Courses are taught by experienced attorneys and professional paralegals. All the classes take place in the evening.

"We have a good success rate helping our students find rewarding careers in the field," said Tomlin. "This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the program, the application process, and the career opportunities."

Although advance reservations are not required, individuals can register for the information session via email:

Jimmy Lichtenwalter is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Office of Marketing and Communication.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.