Admission to Mitchell Hamline
It takes more than knowing the law to be a great lawyer. It takes knowing how to put it to work to make a difference in the world. When you graduate from Mitchell Hamline, you’ll have the skills, knowledge, network, and confidence to start making your own contributions the first day on the job.
Current students Tenesha Shaw Mason, 1L in the blended-learning option, Raya Esmaeili, 2L, and Deven Bowdry, 4L; and recent graduate Fee Long Moua ’22 talk about their experiences at Mitchell Hamline.
A transformative path to a new career
Our students connect with an alumni network that’s the largest in the region and passionate about helping graduates succeed. You’ll find mentors who are attorneys in law firms large and small, entrepreneurs and business professionals in an array of industries, and public servants on the bench, in elected office, and working in government agencies, legal aid organizations, and nonprofits. Our well-connected staff of career and development professionals will work with you on a personal plan for the future from your first day on campus.
- Your Mitchell Hamline career plan
- Notable alumni
- Student profile
- Diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence
- Mitchell Hamline Fellows Program
- Student organizations
We offer top programs in dispute resolution, health law, and clinical practice. Our faculty is comprised of experienced jurists and practitioners dedicated to teaching and invested in your success. We are an independent law school, which allows us to move quickly and innovatively in response to changing times. We were among the first to teach students a deeper understanding of the law through application to real-world situations, and we continue to lead today.
- Top-ranked programs
Experiential learning from the start
At Mitchell Hamline, we don’t make you wait for graduation to get experience. Your immersion in experiential learning begins on day one. Many 1Ls volunteer in the community through the Minnesota Justice Foundation and work as research assistants. After the first year, students can work in legal settings through externships and semester-placement programs and also represent clients—under the supervision of experienced faculty—as part of the clinical program. Our experiential focus is one reason we were named one of the best law schools for practical training by National Jurist.
- A rigorous, practice-based experience
- A degree that prepares you for practice:
- Public service through the Minnesota Justice Foundation
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.
Is law school further into your future?
Learn more about our Pre-Law Programs for current college students, recent college grads, and even high school students.