• School of Law Graduate Reception

    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 Career Link.

    * 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 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

    Graduate Continuing Education

     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 Graduate Continuing Education courses, please e-mail Judy Gunnarson or call 651-523-2857.

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    New agreements with the City of St. Paul and the St. Paul Saints give Hamline baseball access to premiere facilities for training, practice, and home games starting in 2015.

    Jul 27 2014

    Summer Session 2

    The second session of Summer Wellness Classes, open to everyone, begins the week of July 22, with Pilates on Tuesdays, and yoga on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 

    Hamline University is pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret Tungseth as senior vice president for business, finance and technology.