• Legal Studies

    The Legal Studies Department operates as the center of law-related education and extra-curricular opportunities for undergraduates and post-baccalaureate paralegal students at Hamline. 

    The department offers the legal studies major, the legal studies minor, an ABA-approved paralegal certificate, the Law School Early Admission (LSEA) program, and the opportunity to compete on a nationally competitive mock trial team

    In addition, while those students interested in law school may choose any major to prepare for law school, the Legal Studies Department provides support and advising for students interested in exploring graduate study in law.

    Hamline’s  Legal Studies professors are experienced teachers, scholars, and practitioners of the law.  Dedicated full-time department faculty teach courses, develop curriculum, advise students, research and write about legal issues, and support adjunct faculty. Students experience the true rigors of a practical legal education as well as the personal attention and wide breadth of learning offered by a liberal arts institution. 

    Hamline provides undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students with networking and internship opportunities with judges, state government, and law firms. The Department also offers study-abroad opportunities in law-related courses. 

  • News

    Interested in pursuing Hamline's 3-3 Program with the Mitchell Hamline School of Law? Join Hamline's legal studies program and an admissions counselor from Mitchell Hamline on Tuesday, November 1 from 11L30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for an information session. Please RSVP to Meg Hobday at mhobday01@hamline.edu.

    Legal studies professor Meg Hobday collaborated with Rana Alexander of the Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project to publish an article entitled It's on Us to Address Domestic Violence in the Paralegal Curriculum in the latest edition of the Paralegal Educator.

    The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota recently recognized Jenni Peredia '16 as its volunteer of the year. Peredia graduated with a double major in legal studies and Spanish, and earned her paralegal certificate from Hamline.