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    Graduate Paralegal Certificate Program

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  • The demand for paralegals is high, and wages are increasing as organizations streamline operations. With approval by the American Bar Association (ABA), a national hallmark of excellence and required by many law firms and companies, you’ll benefit from Hamline’s reputation as a leader in legal education. Join the program and gain an alumni network that dates back to 1984.

    With a Graduate Paralegal Certificate from Hamline, you will:

    • Gain deep knowledge in key foundational areas of US law, including the structure, components, and functioning of the US legal system.
    • Master appropriate strategies and technologies to retrieve, use, and manage research materials and digital information effectively and efficiently, such as legal citation.
    • Apply advanced legal knowledge and skills with practice experience.

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    Paralegal Certificate - Graduate Program Overview

    Finish faster

    Get your certificate in as few as nine months; choose the pace that works best for you.

    Start sooner

    You can enroll to begin in February, June, or September.

    Balance work and school

    Courses are offered on campus with some online offerings affording you greater flexibility and convenience.

  • Courses

    The program’s five courses are all ABA-approved and include such courses as Legal Writing and Research and Civil Litigation Survey and Procedure.

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  • Career Opportunity

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for paralegals is on the rise—as are average wages, as law firms streamline their organizations and look to reduce costs.

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  • Affordable Tuition

    Earn your paralegal certificate at a price you can afford. Learn more about tuition and fees for the program.

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  • Scholarships

    Your education could become even more affordable. Find out if you're eligible for one of several scholarships and tuition discounts.

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  • Please Note

    The 20-credit paralegal certificate is approved by the American Bar Association for the training of paralegals. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to clients or to the public, except as permitted by law. This program does not qualify the recipient to sit for the bar examination or work as a lawyer.

    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).

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