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 Graduate Paralegal Certificate is approved by the American Bar Association for the training of paralegals.
Note: 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.
The 20 credit paralegal certificate fulfills the core of Hamline’s Master in the Study of Law (MSL) program. By completing an additional 14 credits of coursework in one of four concentrations, students who earn the certificate can finish the MSL.