Mitchell Hamline offers several enrollment options to meet the needs of students from all walks of life: full-time; part-time weekday (day or evening); and blended learning options. The law school is committed to teaching out the weekend, Hybrid J.D.; and Executive J.D. programs. Each enrollment option offers a strong foundation in theory and practice that provides students the skills, knowledge, professionalism, and experience to step confidently into their careers.
Students begin classes at Mitchell Hamline in the fall semester, or, if transferring from another ABA-accredited law school, may be able to enroll in the fall, spring, or summer. The schedule follows a traditional academic calendar with two semesters each year, and in addition, offers several classes during J-Term. With the exception of Bar Exam Primer, which is required for students under Academic Rule 1.01 A. 2, students are not required to take classes in the summer. The law school begins accepting applications in October and admits students on a rolling basis. The application closes on July 15.
Information about the J.D. program, each enrollment option, and the application process is available on the Admissions website.
Information about academic requirements is available in the Academic Rules section of this Catalog, including Graduation Requirements and Curriculum Requirements.
Certificates, Centers, and Institutes
Mitchell Hamline offers several certificates and focused study in specialized areas of law.
Intellectual Property Certificate
Patent Law Certificate
Law and Business Certificates
Law and Business Certificate
Law and Business Certificate with Intellectual Property Concentration
Institute to Transform Child Protection
Certificate in Child Welfare
Indian Law Program
Indian Law Program
Course titles, descriptions, course numbers, and credits can be accessed at Courses.
Listed courses have been offered at least once within the past three years.