• Legal Studies

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

    The department offers the legal studies major, the legal studies minor, an ABA-approved paralegal certificate, a Master in the Study of Law, 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, the Legal Studies Department provides support and advising for students interested in law school.

    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 graduate students with networking and internship opportunities with judges, state government, and law firms. 

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Legal Studies.

  • News

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    When budget cuts due to the pandemic caused the Hamline University Mock Trial program to be suspended, students came up with a different plan and now the Pipers are heading to the opening round of the undergraduate mock trial championship series.

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    Conner Suddick, a Hamline University student from Suamico, Wisconsin, is one of 59 students from across the country to be named a 2018 Truman Scholar. The prestigious award was announced today by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, President of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.