Real-world context, real-time feedback
At Mitchell Hamline, students’ real work with clients is supplemented by realistic learning scenarios throughout the curriculum. You’ll be presented with a set of hypothetical facts and be asked to play a variety of roles in resolving the situation. Simulations offer both real-world context and real-time feedback from professors and legal practitioners. Mitchell Hamline was a pioneer in the use of videotape to both teach skills and critique student performance, and we remain a leader in helping students sharpen their skills for practice.
Simulations help students begin to integrate their skills in legal analysis with their own values and experiences, which is the first step to forming a professional identity. They give students the opportunity to pull together the various pieces of lawyering, and they give them practice finding the words to do the right thing.
Our legal practicum and advanced simulation courses immerse students in the areas of general practice and advocacy through innovative hands-on learning exercises pioneered by Mitchell Hamline faculty and staff.