Internships, Service Learning, Careers & Post-Graduate Opportunities Hamline's Legal Studies Department offers a Legal Studies Major, as well as an American Bar Association approved Paralegal Certificate*. 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 CareerLink. * Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to clients or to the public, except as permitted by law. A paralegal certificate does not qualify the recipient to sit for the bar examination or work as a lawyer. Paralegal Internships 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 Service Learning Growing out of Hamline University's vision to be "locally engaged and globally connected," the Legal Studies Department strives to cultivate the civic knowledge, skills and values that will best equip students to take meaningful civic action and create sustainable social change. Within their coursework, legal studies students have volunteered as legislative and court monitors, research assistants, tennant advocates, and legal assistants with a variety of local non-profit agencies. See how these experiences have impacted Hamline students, below. Career Opportunities Students and graduates of Hamline’s Legal Studies Department have found interesting careers in a variety of settings: Librarian in the legislative libraryInternational Legal Specialist – Merchant & Gould, P.C.Paralegal – SiebenCareyLegal Assistant – Thompson Rueter Paralegal – Xcel EnergySupport Analyst - Northwest AirlinesLitigation Technology Assistant – Dorsey & Whitney Legal Assistant - Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s OfficeBankruptcy Support Specialist – LPS Default SolutionsImplementation Associate – Wells FargoCommunity Coordinator – Midtown Restorative JusticeParalegal – Ingenix, Inc. Employment law Paralegal - Cargill Student Profiles Jennifer Smith '12 Mishel Horta '12 Eugene Shenk '09 May Lee '08 Emerald Gratz '02 Manda Sertich '00 Continuing Education Opportunities For Paralegal Certificate Recipients Alumni of the Hamline University Legal Studies Department are invited to audit one legal studies course for the purpose of continuing education. All courses are offered on a space-available basis with instructor approval. Alums may take no more than one course each academic year.To apply for a course audit, complete the Undergraduate Audit Form located on the Registration and Records web site, following the directions included on the form. 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 courses or questions regarding the program, please e-mail Judy Gunnarson or call 651-523-2857.