Great in theory. Even better in practice.
Students were placed in 460 externships and 25 residencies in 2022-23
Mitchell Hamline’s approach to legal education is best expressed in the school’s motto: Great in theory. Even better in practice. You’ll get the classic law school classes here, but always paired with a practical skill. We are connected to the practice, and we are committed to offering students the maximum possible opportunity to do what real lawyers do while still in law school. We teach through skills courses and simulation exercises that mirror real-world situations, and through actual hands-on experience with real clients.
A degree that prepares you for practice
In the Classroom
Learn the fundamental cases, precedents, and legal analysis paired with skills training that allows a deeper understanding of the law and its practice.
In Simulated Practice
Learn the advocacy and problem-solving skills all lawyers need, and get deep understanding in advanced simulations.
Enrollment options to fit your life
Mitchell Hamline has designed enrollment options to fit the demands of our students’ lives.
Full-time and part-time, on-campus options and part-time, blended-learning enrollment.
Each unique schedule features innovative curriculum developed to maximize learning within that schedule.
In a thriving law school environment featuring
Centers and Institutes
Mitchell Hamline’s centers and institutes can further enhance your credentials and your education by combining rigorous academic discourse with applied experience in a specific concentration area.
- Center for Law and Business
- Center for the Study of Black Life and the Law
- Dispute Resolution
- Health Law Institute
- Institute to Transform Child Protection
- Intellectual Property Institute
- Native American Law and Sovereignty Institute
- Public Health Law Center
Mitchell Hamline’s certificate programs supplement the J.D. degree and demonstrate that a student has achieved advanced knowledge and training in a specific area of study. Mitchell Hamline offers certificates in the following areas:
- Child Welfare
- Dispute Resolution
- Health Law
- Law and Business
- Native American Law and Sovereignty
Specialized Degree Programs
Journals and Law Reviews
- Mitchell Hamline Law Review
- Cybaris®, an Intellectual Property Law Review
- Mitchell Hamline Law Journal of Public Policy and Practice
Mitchell Hamline hosts many special projects and programs that give students experience and learning beyond the classroom.
- Expert Witness Training Academy
- Minnesota Justice Foundation
- Mitchell Hamline Fellows Program
- Self-Help Clinic
- Sex Offense Litigation and Policy Resource Center
- Upper Midwest Patent Assistance
- World Without Genocide
Producing first-rate learning outcomes
|Mitchell Hamline has adopted the following learning outcomes|
Knowledge and Analysis
Explain and apply rules, principles, and procedures in foundational areas of law.
Develop and implement strategies for solving law-related problems.
Communicate effectively in a professional manner appropriate for the audience, circumstances, and setting.
Research and Investigation
Design and carry out a plan for legal research and factual investigation.
Professional and Ethical Responsibility
Recognize and act consistently with the ethical norms of the legal profession.