A St. Paul landmark
Mitchell Hamline School of Law is nestled in a beautiful, vibrant, and historic Summit Avenue neighborhood just minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Our students work hard, but when they find time for a break, they’ve got plenty of options.
There are dozens of restaurants and shops on nearby Grand Avenue, parks and trails to explore across the Twin Cities, energetic nightlife and entertainment options, student groups to join, and school sponsored events that connect students with thousands of Mitchell Hamline alums who live and work in the area.
Students come to Mitchell Hamline from all over the country and the world, pursue a variety of interests and activities while in law school, and go on to do interesting work. In this short video, five students at various stages of their law-school careers talk about why they chose Mitchell Hamline, the experiences they’ve had, and how the school and its alums have helped them identify and secure meaningful careers.
Student life on and around campus
Mitchell Hamline’s welcoming campus is located in St. Paul’s scenic Summit Avenue neighborhood, home to the nation’s longest stretch of Victorian mansions.
In 2014, preLaw Magazine ranked it as one of the top facilities among the nation’s law schools, calling it “comfortable and striking.”
Our classrooms are equipped with the latest technology. Students practice real world skills in several mock courtrooms. Students are able to relax and socialize in cozy spots scattered around campus, including Hachey Commons. And students study and conduct research in our state-of-the-art law library, which is named after Warren E. Burger ’31, a Mitchell Hamline graduate and the 15th chief justice of the United States.
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Michell Hamline is home to 65 active student groups and organizations. There’s a group for everyone to join, from academic and professional, to religious, recreational, and multicultural.
The groups meet to socialize, perform community service, share their law school experience, explore job opportunities, and just have fun.
Diversity at Mitchell Hamline
We believe that diversity is important in the classroom, the college, and the legal profession. We’re devoted to increasing the diversity of the legal community by providing support, encouragement, advice, and learning opportunities to students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds.
Mitchell Hamline is a welcoming and respectful community where individuals can explore differences in a safe and positive environment, and where students not only learn from their professors but also from the diverse life experiences of their classmates.
We’re one of only 48 colleges and universities in the country to receive the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.