Law and Business Certificate
The Law and Business Certificate prepares Mitchell Hamline’s J.D. students to become business leaders, business managers, and business lawyers. It supplements the J.D. degree and demonstrates that a student has achieved business law competency, practical experience in business contexts, and mastery of critical business thinking and communications skills through a rigorous course of study, research and writing, and practical experience.
Law and Business students complete foundational, required, and elective courses in a range of business topics including accounting and finance, organizational structure and governance, business strategies and planning, capitalization, taxation, compliance and risk management, and business communications. Students will also gain practical experience in business through the Law and Business Externship program or equivalent clinic, externship, or work experience.
Bank Compliance Certificate
The Certificate in Bank Compliance builds students’ familiarity with the operations of banking and financial services companies. Created for Mitchell Hamline J.D. students, the certificate fully prepares students for the exploding compliance industry by building on the core requirements of the Law and Business Certificate, with specific courses in banking and administrative law, banking compliance audits, consumer lending, and deposit regulation and bank operations.
Law and Business Certificate with the International Business Negotiation Certificate
This dual certification combines the strengths of Mitchell Hamline’s Law and Business Certificate and its nationally ranked Dispute Resolution Institute. To earn this certificate, Mitchell Hamline J.D. students complete the core Law and Business Certificate requirements as well as 6 DRI-required credits and courses in corporate finance and securities regulation.
Law and Business Certificate with Intellectual Property Concentration
This certification is for students interested in practicing in the growing field of IP. To earn this certificate with the concentration, Mitchell Hamline J.D. students complete the core Law and Business Certificate requirements with IP courses to statisfy the electives for the certificate.
Law and Business Certificate for the Hybrid Program
The Law and Business Certificate is also available to students in Mitchell Hamline’s Hybrid Program. Through the Hybrid Program’s intensive, in-person experiential learning and online coursework students are able to earn the Law and Business Certificate from anywhere in the world.
Learn more about the Hybrid Program and the specialization opportunities for students interested in earning the Law and Business Certificate.