Law School
That Fits Your Life

Prepared to deliver high-quality legal education—no matter what comes next

2020 has taught us to expect the unexpected. And with that, be prepared. When our traditional students were forced to move online because of the pandemic, they moved to a state-of-the-industry platform, and we had the experience, resources, and expertise to make it happen quickly.

  • The first half-online, half in-person blended learning J.D. in 2015
  • Conceptualized a significantly online legal education in 2010
  • Paved the way for more online opportunities for all law students
  • 600+ students enrolled, 275 graduates, 97.6% employment rate
If you’re considering going to school, especially if you have a career that you would like to switch completely, change, or you have a career that you would like to blend with a law degree, I would say Mitchell Hamline is a great option, considering the experience that they have with the part-time program.

—Raya, 2L

Enrollment options to fit your life

Our students face many life changes during their three-to-four years of law school. When we say it’s law school that fits your life, we know that might mean something entirely different two years from now. Full time may fit one year where blended learning fits the other years. We can accommodate that. We continually shape our legal education to be relevant to you, your future clients, and the legal profession.

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Study part time, partially online or on campus

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.

Part Time, Blended

Princeton Review Best Online JDKeep your job. Study at Mitchell Hamline from your hometown.

  • on campus twice per semester in the first four semesters
  • intensive, case-study workshops
  • 9–11 credits per semester
  • work full time (per ABA policy)
  • sit for the bar in every state—including New York

Part Time, On Campus

Minnesota Lawyer Best Law School 2022Continue working while you earn your J.D.

  • Monday–Thursday day or evening
  • three classes per semester
  • 9–11 credits per semester
  • work full time (per ABA policy)
  • most complete the degree in four years
  • able to take online electives

Study full time on our campus

Mitchell Hamline also has an enrollment option for the full-time student. Earn your J.D. in three years studying full time.

Full Time, On Campus

2022 Reader Rankings Minnesota Lawyer Finance and CommerceWeekday classes with our flexible scheduling option.

  • Monday–Friday, 9 am–4 pm
  • four classes per semester
  • 14 credits per semester
  • most complete the degree in three years
  • able to take the online electives developed for our blended learning program

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A rigorous, practice-based experience

Preparing you to serve clients and communities

A challenging curriculum that gets you ready to practice. More than 20,000 alumni to help guide your path to your career. Whether you take classes full time or part time, on-campus or partially online, you’ll start learning the work of a lawyer by doing it. You’ll benefit from top-ranked programs in emerging specialties. You’ll be ready to make an immediate contribution in law, business, government, community service, or whatever field you pursue.

At Mitchell Hamline School of Law, we have been educating lawyers for more than 100 years but are still innovating to respond to the changing legal world.

Great in theory. Even better in practice.

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Early development of blended learning at Mitchell Hamline

About the history of blended learning at Mitchell Hamline  

  1. February

    Faculty team presents Online Learning: Directions for Legal Education to various campus constituencies showing the growth of online learning at the undergrad level and proposing the school offer a four-year, part-time Hybrid J.D.


  2. July

    Formal request submitted to the American Bar Association seeking a variance to offer the Hybrid J.D.


  3. December

    ABA approves variance for 96 students per year to be admitted to Hybrid J.D.


  4. January

    85 students from across the country begin the nation’s first hybrid on-campus/online program at an ABA-approved law school.


I went to law school out of a strong love for justice and fairness and to help others who cannot help themselves. I chose Mitchell Hamline because of the many options provided that could allow me to complete my childhood dream of becoming an attorney.