Not all Paralegal programs are created equal. As an American Bar Association approved four-year degree program, MSUM’s required internship helps students gain valuable, real-world experience to prepare for paralegal careers or law school. The practical, hands-on immersion into the field reinforces a commitment to the profession and helps students narrow a career path. These networking contacts are invaluable for students seeking a permanent position after graduation. Each year, several of about a dozen paralegal graduates pursue law school at the University of Minnesota and University of North Dakota, among others.