Housing resources and tips
Mitchell Hamline is nestled in a beautiful, vibrant, and historic Summit Avenue neighborhood just minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis. There are a lot of rental options near campus and throughout the Twin Cities.
Suggested reading and viewing
While we don’t recommend reading your textbooks before classes start, there are a number of books and movies that can help to prepare you (and your family) for law school.
Summer volunteer opportunities
Incoming students can volunteer through the Minnesota Justice Foundation before the first day of class.
Other opportunities and resources
Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO)
CLEO is an organization that expands opportunities for BIPOC and low-income students to attend law school. They offer a variety of programs for people doing their undergraduate work to post-baccalaureate.
Council on Legal Education Opportunity
Pre-Law Summer Institute for American Indians and Alaska Natives
This summer program prepares American Indian and Alaskan Native individuals for their first year of law school. Participants become part of a cohort of Native American law students from around the country that supports them through law school and after graduation.
Pre-Law Summer Institute
LSAC Ultimate Law School PrepLawHub’s Ultimate Law School Prep builds your confidence for the next phase of your legal education journey through interactive courses. Learn the academic expectations of law school and how to balance law school and personal life, build a sense of belonging, and perform your best in and out of the classroom.
Prepare for Law School with LawHub’s Ultimate Law School Prep
Finnegan IP SummitThe Finnegan IP Summit is a multi-day immersion program during which African American and Black law students travel to Washington, DC, and participate in educational programming, networking events, and hands-on workshops with IP professionals from Finnegan, in-house counsel, judges, and government representatives. Incoming students must apply by June 1, 2023. The Summit will be held Aug. 1-4, 2023.
Finnegan IP Summit