Pre-Law Law schools want students with strong writing, speaking, and problem-solving skills, which Hamline students may develop through any of our undergraduate programs. Hamline provides a unique combination of opportunities for students interested in attending law school. Our Legal Studies Department offers a major, minor, and an American Bar Association-approved paralegal certificate, all of which provide students with a strong foundation for pursuing graduate study in law. We also have a nationally competitive mock-trial program and many other opportunities for students to learn through doing, including service-learning and internships. Hamline offers majors and certificates in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Social Justice, Conflict Studies, and Forensic Sciences and a dual major in Legal Studies and Women’s Studies, through which students may explore justice from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Our partnership with Mitchell Hamline School of Law* provides additional benefits, including access to the law library, court visits, and law-related conferences and speakers. Undergraduate students may also pursue our Law School Early Admission Program with the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and make connections with law students, faculty, and admissions personnel early in their education. Students may turn to Legal Studies Department faculty (all of whom have JDs and practice or have practiced law) as pre-law advisors regardless of major. They may also join the Law and Justice Society, a student-led group that supports all students considering a career in law (as a lawyer or paralegal) or interested in our justice system. The group works to connect students to important resources, organizes and sponsors law-related events, and provides opportunities for students to volunteer with legal services organizations in partnership with the Minnesota Justice Foundation. For more information, join us on Facebook! For questions about Hamline's pre-law resources, contact Professor Meg Hobday at 651-523-2629 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional Pre-Law Resources Law School Admission Council LSAC Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools ABA Guide for Preparing for Law Schools The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is required to attend most law schools. The following websites provide information on LSAT review courses: Get Prepped Kaplan Power Score The Princeton Review Cambridge LSAT News McGlave is MPA Vice President2013 Hamline Paralegal Certificate recipient Alice McGlave was elected to the position of Vice President of the Minnesota Paralegal Association (MPA), a professional association of paralegals in the state of Minnesota.Read MoreHoughtaling PublishesMelissa Houghtaling, adjunct professor in legal studies, published the chapter Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Families in the latest edition of the Minnesota Child Custody Deskbook. Houghtaling's work provides historical context for, and up-to-date guidance on, the emerging legal issues involving same-sex parents and their children. Read MoreSole ElectedJason Sole, adjunct instructor in the Criminal Justice Department, was elected the new president of the NAACP's Minneapolis chapter. Sole, a 2013 Bush Fellow, also runs Sole Consulting LLC which offers juvenile and criminal justice agencies tools to influence people affected by delinquency, incarceration, and poverty.Read More *Hamline University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), maintains an affiliation and collaborative relationship with Mitchell | Hamline School of Law, an autonomous law school created by the combination of Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law and which is separately accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).