Apply through LSAC
The visiting application became available October 1 through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) website. See details below for fall, spring, and summer deadlines.
Apply through Admissions
Applicants who are interested in visiting just a few classes may submit the Visiting and Consortium Student Form and a letter of good standing directly to email@example.com.
Admission to Mitchell Hamline School of Law is based on both academic and nonacademic factors. We encourage you to submit all information that you feel we need to know to make an admission decision. We don’t require admission interviews but encourage applicants to learn more about the school and the process at an upcoming information session or meeting with an admissions representative. We look forward to reading your application and hope to meet you soon!
Students enrolled in other law schools who seek to take courses at Mitchell Hamline may apply as visiting students.
Note that applicants seeking to apply as a visitor to the blended program should contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-290-6476 before beginning the application. Applicants for the blended program will be asked to provide their law school transcript for placement evaluation and list of Mitchell Hamline courses they are interested in prior to submitting their application.
The deadline to apply varies depending on the semester in which you plan to begin your studies at Mitchell Hamline.
|January 1, 2024
|May 1, 2024
|August 1, 2024
Complete application for admission
To be considered as a visiting student, you will need to fill out the application form, and submit it online together with a personal statement and a résumé. Visiting students do not need to fulfill the LSAT and CAS requirements. Mitchell Hamline School of Law does not charge an application fee.
Attach personal statement
Your personal statement should be two to three pages, double-spaced, and at least 11-point font. It must include your reasons for visiting.
What motivates you to study law? What experiences will you bring to your law school education and build on in your career after law school?
Attach a résumé
Your résumé should include a complete history of your post-secondary employment and education, including graduation and employment dates, colleges, and degrees received. It may also include a listing of significant extracurricular activities, volunteer or community service experience, leadership activities, awards and honors, or internships. The resume is not limited to one page.
Submit a current law school transcript
An official copy of your law school transcripts must be sent to Mitchell Hamline’s Office of Admissions directly from your law school. You may also submit the official transcript through the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS), in which case the transcript should be sent directly from your law school to the Credential Assembly Service (see LSAC Transcript information).
Request a letter of recommendation
One confidential letter of recommendation from a professor from your current law school is required. Your recommender should know you well and be able to assess your personal qualities and your potential for success in law school. They should describe at least some of these characteristics:
- Academic ability, including creative thinking, reasoning ability, analytical skills, and oral and written communication skills
- Leadership and interpersonal skills
- Motivation and self-discipline
- Demonstrated ethics
All recommendations should be written on official or personal stationery and should be mailed directly from the recommender to the Admissions Office at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. You may also submit the recommendation through the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS), in which case the letter should be sent directly from your recommender to the Credential Assembly Service (see LSAC Letters of Recommendation information).
Request a letter of academic standing
The dean of your current (and previous, if applicable) law school must send a letter stating that you are in good standing and eligible to continue at that school. The dean’s letter should also state that the courses taken at Mitchell Hamline will be accepted by the applicant’s current law school.
All letters of standing should be written on official stationery and should be mailed directly from the law school to the Admissions Office at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. You may also submit the letter of standing along with your official law school transcript through the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS), in which case the letter should be sent directly from your law school to the Credential Assembly Service (see LSAC Transcript information).