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.
It is time for the Minnesota Paralegal Association Moorhead’s Annual Toy Drive! We will be collecting toys until December 3rd around campus our boxes are located in the Center for Business, Maclean by the Dragon Stop and in the CMU! The donation will be going to the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of the F/M […]
The Paralegal student group (MSPAM) is holding an event on Thursday, Nov. 20th to write holiday greetings to troops serving overseas. All those stopping in the Center for Business will have an opportunity to write a greeting. The paralegal students will supply all the necessary materials (pens, cards, stationary, etc.). The paralegal student group will […]
Tracy Gompf, Associate Professor, Paralegal presented on the topic of “Ethical Use Of Paralegals” at the State Bar Association of North Dakota Summer Indigent Defense Seminar on June 24th. The seminar was co-sponsored by the Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents, an organization responsible for oversight of the public defender system in North Dakota. The […]
Zebulon Hallman to present at conference By Danielle Rebel “League of Legends” and “World of Warcraft” may seem like simple ways to pass the time for most, but for Zebulon Hallman, these online games offer a unique insight as to how the world works. Hallman, a senior paralegal and economics major, has spent the semester […]
Kayla Peterson, Paralegal Major