• Legal Studies

  • Hamline University School of Law - HUSL 

    Internships & Careers

    The legal studies department offers courses and programs for students interested in becoming lawyers and paralegals (legal assistants) and for students in other fields who have an interest in law. Because Hamline is a small university with a law school on its campus, we offer unique opportunities for students interested in law.

     Hamline University has a full service Career Development Center that provides many excellent opportunities from resume help to job search strategies. Students and graduates may access current internship and job openings on Hamline Career Link.

    All students in Hamline University’s Paralegal Certificate program must enroll in LGST 5900 (Legal Studies Practicum) and complete a 150-hour paralegal internship in an approved law firm or legal environment of their choice

     Paralegal Internship Information 

      Career Opportunities 

    Students and graduates of Hamline’s Legal Studies Department have found interesting careers in a variety of settings:

    Librarian in the legislative library
    International Legal Specialist – Merchant & Gould, P.C.
    Paralegal – Sieben, Grose, Von Holtum & Carey
    Legal Assistant – Thompson Rueter
    Paralegal – Xcel Energy
    Support Analyst - Northwest Airlines
    Litigation Technology Assistant – Dorsey & Whitney
    Legal Assistant -  Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office
    Bankruptcy Support Specialist – LPS Default Solutions
    Implementation Associate – Wells Fargo
    Community Coordinator – Midtown Restorative Justice
    Paralegal – Ingenix, Inc.
    Employment law Paralegal - Cargill

    Student Profiles

    Eugene Shenk '09
    May Lee '08
    Emerald Gratz '02
    Manda Sertich '00 

    continuing education opportunities for alumni

     Alumni of the Hamline University Legal Studies Department are invited to audit one legal specialty course for the purpose of continuing education. The course may be taken on either the St. Paul or Minneapolis campus. All courses are offered on a space-available basis. Alums may take no more than one course each academic year.

    To apply for a graduate continuing education course, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 651-523-2207 or admissions@hamline.edu. To request a waiver for the $100 course audit registration fee, email Judy Dehnel or call Student Administrative Services at 651-523-3000.

    For information on currently available course or questions regarding  Continuing Education courses, please e-mail Judy Gunnarson or call 651-523-2857


  • News
    • Senior Jenna Potter, an English major and German and communications double minor at Hamline, was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Hamburg, Germany. Senior Libby Otto named as alternate to Norway.
    • A group of 43 undergraduate students and faculty attended the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Lexington, KY from April 2 through April 5. Students presented 35 different projects that resulted from their collaborative research at Hamline.
    • Hear about the eye-opening experiences of Hamline students who participated in this year’s Catalyst spring break service trips.