English DepartmentMS-B1805Hamline University1536 Hewitt AvenueSaint Paul, MN 55104(651) firstname.lastname@example.org
Kris DeffenbacherDepartment Chair651email@example.com
Students' critical reading and writing abilities prepare them for success in the work place and in post-graduate education. The college and department help English majors plan for graduate school, law school, business careers, and writing-related fields such as communications, advertising, and journalism. Those interested in attending graduate school should discuss securing recommendations and obtaining information on graduate programs and entrance exams with a full-time faculty member during their junior year. Recent internships completed by English students include:
David McCarthy ’10
Most law school applications declare that there is no set academic track necessary to apply for law school. While this is certainly true, majoring in English at Hamline helped me hone key skills that have been useful at George Mason University School of Law.
The study of English and the law have many similarities. I never had an English course at Hamline where I only had to memorize and recite the facts of a story. Analyzing literature is a much deeper endeavor that involves an understanding of historical context, present day application, and theoretical perspectives. Law school examines the law and its practice in many of the same ways. It goes beyond merely knowing what the law is. As a Hamline English major, I developed and practiced these skills through writing, class discussions, and exams. Still, an important aspect of acquiring these skills involved knowing how they apply in the world. The Hamline English major is all about integration with other disciplines and applications. This broader integration allowed me to discuss these skills in a law school application because I knew that, as an English major, I could do more than simply read stories.
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