More than 14,000 alumni working, serving, and leading in Minnesota

Mitchell Hamline graduates hold leadership roles in many fields. In a state with one of the most diverse economies, they’ve put their Mitchell Hamline education to work in every area of the law and beyond.

Minnesota IndustryWe’re known as Minnesota’s law school of choice—graduating more of the state’s judges and attorneys than any other law school. Our practical training, specialty areas of law, and part-time offerings are known and ranked nationwide. Anchored on historic Summit Avenue in St. Paul, Mitchell Hamline draws on its deep connections in the legal, business, government, and nonprofit communities across the Twin Cities.

Practical Training

We teach through skills courses and simulation exercises that mirror real-world situations, and through actual hands-on experience with real clients.

preLaw Ranking: Best for practical trainingUS News, Best Grad Schools, Law, Clinical Training
US News top 100 in both Clinical Training and Legal Writing

Enrollment options to fit your life

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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

Keep 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

Continue 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

Weekday 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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Saint Paul, MN 55105
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Health Law

Our Health Law Institute serves as a hub in the health law world for law students, attorneys, health care practitioners, and business professionals. The top-ranked health law program in Minnesota.

preLaw Top School for Health Law 2019
Alumni in leadership roles at the biggest names in health care

Dispute Resolution

Dispute resolution is at the core of our curriculum because it teaches identification of interests, mutual understanding, creative problem solving, and artful negotiation.

19 consecutive years in the US News top 5

Family Law and Child Protection

Serving families in need. The practice of family law varies widely—from dealing with multimillion dollar divorce, to international adoption, or child welfare. A balance of knowledge and compassion is essential in these areas, and Mitchell Hamline has a history of training attorneys for successful careers in every aspect of family law.

preLaw Top School for Family Law
preLaw Magazine top school for family law

Intellectual Property

Robust IP curriculum taught by faculty experts recognized around the world. Our students benefit from access to some of the world’s leading innovators headquartered locally.

US News top 100 for intellectual property law.