The Paralegal Program at Winona State University
The Paralegal Program enables students to develop both intellectual and professional skills in the law. The program is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to enter into a career that demands knowledge and experience with legal systems and institutions. This includes careers working for law firms, government agencies, insurance companies, banking institutions, and more. Paralegal graduates work with lawyers, but do not offer or give legal advice on their own. The degree also serves as an excellent preparation for law school.
The WSU Paralegal Program is one of relatively few American Bar Association (ABA) approved four-year Paralegal Programs in the nation. The Program is subject to an ABA on-site re-evaluation every seven years.
Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by applicable state law.
A minimum of 10 credits of legal specialty courses must be taken while enrolled at Winona
Amendment to Winona State University Transfer Policy
Due to changes in Minnesota state law, transfer credits for the general studies courses will be permitted to be transferred to Winona State University by incoming students consistent with the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum rules and regulations adopted by the state system and by the Winona State University A2C2 committee as approved by WSU administration; however, no legal specialty courses, which are not part of the general studies program, shall be permitted to be transferred to WSU by incoming transfer students. This change is required to insure that the WSU Program maintains the high quality of academic instruction mandated by the ABA approval process and by our own academic program."
This amendment was voted on and approved by the Advisory Committee on August 29,
Last Modified: Monday, October 01, 2012 3:55 PM by Todd Copeman