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    Jun 19, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Paralegal Certificate

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Paralegal education prepares students to assist with substantive legal work under the supervision of an attorney or to work in a law-related setting such as in corporate compliance, contracts administration, and the court system. Hamline’s Paralegal Certificate does not lead to licensure as an attorney or to the practice of law.

This certificate program is open to undergraduate students in all majors and to post-baccalaureate students.


Certificate Requirements


Hamline legal specialty courses are approved by the American Bar Association pursuant to its standards for courses offered in “accelerated format” by combining class time with outside of class learning experience.

In addition to the Hamline University Transfer of Credit Policies outlined in this bulletin, there are specific policies governing the transfer of legal specialty credits toward the paralegal certificate. The Legal Studies Department Chair must approve all credit transfers toward the paralegal certificate, except for those transferred from Inver Hills Community College (IHCC) and North Hennepin Community College (NHCC), ABA-approved programs with whom Hamline has articulation agreements. Students must complete at least 16 credits toward the paralegal certificate at Hamline, including the four-credit Practicum course (LGST 5900), which must be taken at Hamline to complete the program. Students may not transfer in more than 16 credits of legal specialty coursework.

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