John F. Kennedy University Receives ABA Approval to Expand Legal Studies Program

Pleasant Hill, California (EastBayDaily) — John F. Kennedy University has received approval from the American Bar Association to offer its Paralegal Certificate and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Legal Studies in San Jose beginning in fall 2011.

This program is unique in that it is the only ABA-approved Bachelor’s Degree in Northern California and offers students the opportunity to achieve both their Paralegal Certificate and Bachelor’s Degree at the same time.

JFK University received ABA approval to offer the Legal Studies program at its Pleasant Hill campus in spring 2009. Since its launch, this has been one of the fastest growing undergraduate programs offered at the University.

To celebrate the launch of the program in San Jose, the University is offering $2,000 scholarships to new students enrolling in the San Jose program for fall 2011. The fall application deadline is September 19th. Scholarship information is available on the University’s website or by contacting the Office of Admissions at (888) 519-0635 or Proginfo (at) jfku (dot) edu.

About John F. Kennedy University With nationally recognized programs, John F. Kennedy University offers innovative and flexible higher education and continuing education opportunities to enable students to achieve success in their professional and personal goals.

Founded in 1964, JFK University is a fully accredited private university in the San Francisco Bay Area and a member of the National University System. The University offers undergraduate-completion programs, graduate and doctorate degrees and certificates in the fields of psychology, law, management, liberal arts, holistic studies and museum studies.

John F. Kennedy University’s campus locations include Pleasant Hill, Campbell, Berkeley and Costa Mesa, California, and it also offers classes online.

For more information about JFK University’s Bay Area Paralegal Certificate and Bachelor’s Degree program or any of JFK University’s services or programs, call them at (888) 519-0635 or visit them on the web at


Matt Sailor