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North Hennepin Community College is accepting applications from students on supervised release from Corrections into the Paralegal A.S. and Certificate programs, inclusive of legal mentorship, internship opportunities, and assistance with job placement with supporting legal partners. The deadline to apply is November 4, 2022 for a spring semester start on January 9, 2023. This program is a special initiative in partnership with The Legal Revolution, a civil rights and advocacy organization that provides additional services to enrollees. Acceptance into this specialized initiative at NHCC is not guaranteed to all applicants.

NHCC is the first ABA-approved Paralegal Program in the nation to enroll incarcerated students into its Paralegal Certificate program. The pilot, which began in fall 2021, contains a cohort of five students from the Stillwater and Shakopee Correctional Facilities who take 2-3 paralegal courses each semester and are scheduled to graduate in May 2023. NHCC was also one of five local colleges selected for the Second Chance Pell Experiment, which provides federal funding to educate people who are incarcerated, who would normally not have access to federal financial aid funds.

Application Instructions & Next Steps

  1. Complete the application for admission to NHCC.

  2. Complete the Paralegal A.S. or Certificate Enrollment Request, or online.

  3. Complete the Application Forms with essay questions and enclosed paper releases and confidentiality statement needed to process your admission.

  4. Return the above paper forms and essay questions by Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 at 5 p.m. to:

  • Scan or submit electronically by email to plpinfo@thelegalrevolution.org
  • Drop off during business hours at All Square 4047 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55406
  • Mail to All Square, 4047 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55406

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