Mitchell Hamline is pleased to offer our alumni the opportunity to audit select courses to assist you in learning about a new area of law, to explore a topic in more depth, or simply to expand your knowledge in an area of interest. Courses available for auditing vary by semester based on which courses still have space available after students have completed registration and whether professors have approved including auditors. No skills-based courses are available for auditing due to the nature of the coursework.
J-Term and Spring 2024
- Registration for J-Term 2024 runs through December 8, 2023 and registration for Spring 2024 runs through January 3, 2024.
- J-Term classes begin January 2, 2024, and spring classes begin January 14, 2024.
- Mitchell Hamline alumni may audit one course per semester on a space-available basis.
- Academic Calendar
In addition, courses that are otherwise open to J.D.s or other professionals and that result in a certification are not available for auditing. You may learn more about and register for these courses (each of which has its own start date) at the following links:
- Conflict Resolution Certificate
- Certificate in Global Arbitration Law and Practice (in London)
- Health Care Compliance Certificate
- J-Term courses offered by the Dispute Resolution Institute (including Negotiation and Mediation)
- Dispute Resolution in Jerusalem
- Dispute Resolution Institute Summer Institute
How to register
- Review course descriptions and professor bios to decide which course you wish to audit from the courses listed in the table below.
- Apply and pay* for the course you wish to audit by registration deadline. IMPORTANT: if no space is available in the course you wish to audit, you will receive a full refund. If you withdraw from a course for which you have been registered before the second class meets, you will receive a refund less a $30 administrative fee.
- You will receive an email by the registration confirmation date indicating whether you have been registered, and including information about first assignments, etc.
- You can view the book list for any course on the Course List by clicking on the red “BK” link at the far right column of the course you’re interested in auditing.
* Mitchell Hamline offers its recent alumni (those who graduated two years ago or less) the opportunity to audit one class per academic year at no cost. All other alumni may audit classes at the reduced rate of $150 per academic credit hour (which translates to about $15 per CLE credit if you choose to apply for CLE credit – see details below). If you qualify to apply to audit a course at no charge, email Allison.Burke @mitchellhamline.edu with the name and course number of the course you would like to audit, along with your current contact information.
J-term 2024 courses
|Advanced Advocacy: Criminal Trial (3034–2024JT1)||3||Mollenkof, Jared||SIMULATION|
|International Indigenous Law (4316–2024JTRS1)||3||Velasquez, Chase||ONLINE|
|Introduction to Museum Law (5520–2024JT1)||1||Lehmann, Walter||GENERAL|
|LGBTQ Health: Law, Policy, and Advocacy (7114–2024JTO1)||1||Duran, Phil||ONLINE|
- Registration deadline: December 8, 2023
- Registration confirmation by: December 15, 2023
Spring 2024 courses
|Advanced Critical Race Theory: Theory and Praxis (4087–2024SPRS1)||3||Wilson, T. Anansi||ONLINE|
|Advanced Evidence (2520–2024SP1)||3||Sampsell-Jones, Ted||GENERAL|
|Advanced Legal Research (4612–2024SPO1)||2||Hennen, Alisha||ONLINE|
|Advanced Topics in Native American Law (4314–2024SPO1)||3||Tahdooahnippah, Forrest||ONLINE|
|Business Entity Taxation (3670–2024SPHC1)||3||Roy, Denise D. J.||GENERAL|
|Business Entity Taxation (3670–2024SPHR1)||3||Roy, Denise D. J.||ONLINE|
|Child, Parent, and the State (3109–2024SPO1)||3||Olson, Katie||ONLINE|
|Commercial Law Survey (2002–2024SPO1)||3||Duhl, Greg||ONLINE|
|Commercial Law Survey (2002–2024SPRS1)||3||Duhl, Greg||ONLINE|
|Constitutional Powers: Advanced Legal Reasoning (2410–2024SP1)||3||Gordon, Mark C.||GENERAL|
|Constitutional Powers: Advanced Legal Reasoning (2410–2024SP2)||3||Gordon, Mark C.||GENERAL|
|Drug and Device Law (3006–2024SPO1)||2||Gardner, Mark E.||ONLINE|
|Elder Law (3836–2024SPO1)||2||Scheller, Suzanne||ONLINE|
|Employment Law (3870–2024SP1)||3||Larson, David||GENERAL|
|Energy Law (4614–2024SPO1)||2||Konar-Steenberg, Mehmet||ONLINE|
|Estate Planning (3990–2024SP1)||3||TBA, 0||LECTURE|
|Estates & Trusts (3960–2024SP1)||3||Davis, Kristin||GENERAL|
|Estates & Trusts (3960–2024SPRS1)||3||Grose, Carolyn||ONLINE|
|Evidence (2500–2024SP1)||3||Sampsell-Jones, Ted||GENERAL|
|Evidence (2500–2024SP2)||3||Wainberg, Alexander||GENERAL|
|Family Law Survey (4000–2024SP1)||2||Brooks, Laura||GENERAL|
|Genocide Prevention: A 21st Century Challenge (4601–2024SPRS1)||2||Kennedy, Ellen||GENERAL|
|Health Care and the Law (GW-HCL–2024SPRING)||0||Colombo, Barbara||ONLINE|
|Health Care Compliance Governance and Ethics (3023–2024SPO1)||2||Schroeckenthaler, Sara||ONLINE|
|Health Care Compliance Institute (3021–2024SPO1)||3||Colombo, Barbara||ONLINE|
|Health Care Compliance Skills (3022–2024SPO1)||3||Colombo, Barbara||ONLINE|
|Health Law Quality and Liability (3035–2024SPHC1)||3||Pope, Thaddeus||GENERAL|
|Health Law Quality and Liability (3035–2024SPHR1)||3||Pope, Thaddeus||ONLINE|
|Immigration Law (4200–2024SP1)||3||Contreras Edin, Gloria||GENERAL|
|Intellectual Property Litigation (5511–2024SPO1)||2||Baker, James A.||ONLINE|
|Introduction to Business Organizations (2000–2024SP1)||3||Bryant, Jill||GENERAL|
|Labor Law (4500–2024SPRS1)||3||Larson, David||ONLINE|
|Lawyer as Business Owner (8293–2024SP1)||3||Fuith, Leanne||GENERAL|
|Mergers and Acquisitions (3013–2024SPHC1)||3||Bryant, Jill||GENERAL|
|Mergers and Acquisitions (3013–2024SPHR1)||3||Bryant, Jill||ONLINE|
|Modern Real Estate Transactions (4930–2024SPRS1)||3||Tennyson, Kim||ONLINE|
|Native American Law (4313–2024SPO1)||3||EagleWoman, Angelique||ONLINE|
|Patent Law II (5000–2024SPHC1)||3||Moy, R. Carl||GENERAL|
|Patent Law II (5000–2024SPHR1)||3||Moy, R. Carl||ONLINE|
|Remedies (5270–2024SPHC1)||2||Moy, R. Carl||GENERAL|
|Remedies (5270–2024SPHR1)||2||Moy, R. Carl||ONLINE|
|Secured Transactions (5350–2024SPRS1)||3||Duhl, Greg||ONLINE|
|Seminar: International and Comparative IP Law (5005–2024SPHR1)||3||Erstling, Jay||ONLINE|
|Trade Secret Law (9913–2024SP1)||2||Sandeen, Sharon K.||GENERAL|
|Transactions and Settlements (9014–2024SP1)||3||Hilbert, James||SIMULATION|
|Workers´ Compensation (5570–2024SP1)||3||Pearson, Lisa||SIMULATION|
|Wrongful Convictions (2106–2024SP1)||2||Markquart, Andrew||GENERAL|
- Registration deadline: January 3, 2024
- Registration confirmation by: January 10, 2024
Please have course name, course number, and number of credits for the course you’re interested in auditing.
- Make payment and complete application by no later than December 8, 2023 for J-Term and January 3, 2024 for the Spring Semester.
- Regularly attend class (and contact the professor prior to any missed classes)
- Fully participate in all class activities including small group work, skills exercises, and presentations
- Purchase course materials and complete reading and other assignments
- NOT take final examinations
Mitchell Hamline Bookstore or 651-290-6334 or you may purchase elsewhere.
Other helpful information
Apply for CLE credit According to Rule 5.A.9 of the MN Board of Continuing Legal Education’s CLE Rules: (9) A lawyer shall not receive credit for any course attended before being admitted to practice law in Minnesota, but one so admitted may receive credit of one hour for each 60 minutes actually spent in attendance, for attending for credit or as an auditor, a regular course offered by a law school approved by the American Bar Association. To apply for CLE credit, follow these instructions from Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education. You are responsible for tracking the number of hours you attend class.
Each credit translates into about 14 hours of class time, so for a 2 credit class, assume about 28 hours of class time, etc.