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Bev Wolfe, J.D.

Beverly Wolfe, J.D.

Paralegal Faculty

Bev Wolfe has taught at North Hennepin Community College since 1997 in the Political Science Department.  She is now also teaching Legal Research & Writing II in the Paralegal Program.  Bev has been an attorney with the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office since 1981.  She has worked in the area of juvenile prosecution, criminal prosecution, drug prosecution, appeals and employment law.   She also worked from 1995 to 1996 as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice-Drug Enforcement Administration in Virginia.  She has written and submitted hundreds of court memorandums and appellate Briefs, including one case before the U.S. Supreme Court.  She previously taught legal writing and appellate advocacy at Hamline Law School and has also taught at Normandale Community College and at the University of Phoenix.  She was the former co-chair of the Civil Committee for the Minnesota County Attorney’s Association and is the current co-chair of the Association’s Employment Subcommittee.

Courses Taught at NHCC:

  • Legal Research & Writing II
  • Constitutional Law (Political Science Department)
  • Discrimination Law (Honors course)

Bev’s teaching style

Bev believes the best way to develop research and writing skills is to dive in and do it.  Students will learn through lecture, demonstration, practice, and participation.  Students may work, together in pairs, or small groups or on their own assignments.  

Bev’s grading viewpoint

Bev gives a lot of feedback on written assignments, generally focusing on what students can do to improve their written work.  Attorneys depend on their paralegal staff to be accurate and thorough in their legal research and to provide them with well written legal research papers.  Students will have a chance to earn grades though group in-class assignments, individual assignments and tests.   

Education:

  • University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts, B.A.
  • University of Minnesota Law School

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