The Paralegal Department offers a comprehensive four-year program approved by the American Bar Association, a distinction held by only 74 bachelor degrees in the nation and two public universities in Minnesota. The curriculum familiarizes students with all aspects of the paralegal field, including a deep emphasis in writing and research, and specific courses of study in elder law and probate, litigation and commercial law. Small courses offer the opportunity to work closely with well-educated and engaged faculty, many of whom are active in law practices outside of the classroom.
Students have many opportunities for great professional development through student organizations such as the Minnesota State Paralegal Association Moorhead, the Red River Valley Paralegal Association and Lambda Epsilon Chi, the national honor society for paralegal students, a wealth of law library resources and through regular guest speakers who are active professionals in the field. The required internship component is a major attribute of the program – students have interned with more than 160 law firms in 12 states – providing valuable, hands-on experience and professional networking contacts. The comprehensive curriculum combined with professional enrichment and hands-on experience prepares students to excel in law school or a paralegal career.
Three Minnesota State University Moorhead mass communication majors, Lane Zyvoloski, Sauk Rapids, Minn., Bryce Haugen, Moorhead, Minn., and Kaitlyn Teske, Fargo, N.D., were honored nationally by the Society of Professional Journalist’s 2012 Mark of Excellence Awards. Senior, Zyvoloski, won a national award for Online Feature Reporting from a medium-sized school for her “Being Queen: Life [...]
Several Computer Science students attended the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium held at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. While there they competed against 45 teams from universities across the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains states. The teams were given seven difficult problems and three hours in which to solve them. The team of Ashraf [...]
A research article by Jody Mattern, Mass Communications, was published in the spring edition of the Journal of Advertising Education. The article, titled “Matching Creativity Perceptions and Capabilities: Exploring the Impact of Feedback Messages,” looked at two areas related to creativity: 1) How accurate our self-impressions of creativity actually are, and 2) How positive or [...]
An amazing opportunity is now being offered through the Mass Communications Department. Beginning in the fall of 2013, students can work for MSUM’s student-run public relations firm, Positive Reactions and earn field experience credits! This is NOT just for public relations majors! The firm needs designers, audio and video personnel, photographers, writers and more. There [...]
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Kayla Peterson, Paralegal Major