Earn a J.D. in a way that fits your life.
Mitchell Hamline prepares students from all walks of life to begin serving as lawyers and leaders as soon as they graduate.
Our multiple enrollment options are designed to let you earn a J.D. without putting your other commitments in life on hold—or even relocating to the Twin Cities. In addition to full- and part-time on-campus schedules, we offer a blended option that brings you to campus a couple of times a semester and lets you spend the rest of the time completing your work online, with a schedule that you control entirely each week. Once you are enrolled, you can switch between options if you need more flexibility.
We were the first to offer blended-learning options that have already allowed hundreds of students access to legal education and experience that was previously out of reach.
We do the online portion of your legal education right—on your time. You fit your online studies into your schedule and live the law in your concentrated time on campus. We work hard to give you the same access to activities and work experiences that our on-campus students receive.
Most blended-learning students are established in careers they want to keep and enhance. They are doing that while studying at an ABA-approved law school that started redefining legal education in 1900. And they are building a nationwide network of colleagues at the same time.
Caleb Carr on Mitchell Hamline: Law school that fits an entrepreneur’s life
Caleb talks about his company and Mitchell Hamline’s unique ability to allow him to run a company while earning his J.D.
Caleb’s startup, Vita Inclinata Technologies, aims to save lives with pioneering hardware solutions for safety problems in aerospace, construction, and other dangerous industries.
Amber Fitzgerald, Editor in Chief, Mitchell Hamline Law Review, vol. 46
For the first time at an ABA-approved law school, a blended learning student—Amber Fitzgerald from Washington, Missouri—was elected editor in chief of the school’s law review.
Amber talks about her home and classroom experience and classmates in Mitchell Hamline’s blended learning program.
Yesenia Rivera chose Mitchell Hamline because it was the only ABA-approved law school with a program that would allow her to earn a J.D. while living in Germany. “It’s an amazing feeling” to be able to fulfill her dream of completing law school while working full-time and raising six kids, she says.
Study partially online or on campus in our nationally ranked part-time program
Spending just a few weeks per year on campus, you can study the law at Mitchell Hamline. And you can do it from anywhere in the world. Our four-year, part-time program has enrollment options for students living outside the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area and part-time day and evening on-campus options.