• Internships & Careers

    The Legal Studies Department offers a major in Legal Studies, as well as an American Bar Association (ABA) approved Paralegal Certificate program. Because Hamline is a small university affiliated with Mitchell Hamline School of Law, we offer unique opportunities for students interested in law.

    Career Development Center

    Hamline University has a full service Career Development Center where you can learn more about career paths and transferable skills. The Center 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.

    Paralegal Internship

    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. If you are an employer interested in hosting a Hamline paralegal intern, you may contact our Career Development Center for more information.

    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

    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.  All courses are offered on a space-available basis. Alums may take no more than one course each academic year.

    To apply for a continuing education alumni 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 this program, please call 651-523-2857

  • Career Development Center

    Learn more about career paths, transferable skills, and relevant organizations that relate to a major in Legal Studies.

    Download a career information sheet for your major from the Career Development Center. You may also contact the Career Development Center at 651-523-2302 or workshop@hamline.edu for more information.