Mandatory on-campus orientation for full-time and part time evening students: Monday and Tuesday, August 14-15, 2017 (4:30 pm – 8:30 pm) Optional orientation activities: Wednesday, August 16, 2017.
Prep Week for Executive JD students: August 13-18, 2017.
Leadership Weekend for Executive JD students: August 18-20, 2017.
Orientation Weekend for new weekend students: August 18 – 20, 2017.
Prep Week for Hybrid Cohort 4 students: August 21-26, 2017.
Mitchell Hamline encourages students and landlords to use the hashtag #GreatForMitchellHamlineStudents on craigslist.org.
Information about the Mitchell Hamline Mentor Program
Mitchell Hamline first-year students may participate in a group mentor program designed to help students transition successfully into law school and start networking and exploring career opportunities beginning in the first year. Students are assigned to a mentoring group with two other first-year students, one 2L peer advisor, and two alumni co-mentors.
We do our best to place students in a mentor group where one of the alumni mentors works in that area. Given the large number of teams, we’re not always able to do that. We’re confident, however, that all our mentors have information of value, regardless how they use their J.D.
To make scheduling activities easier, students are placed in teams with other 1Ls in the same section. We also try to place part-time students in mentor groups with at least one alumni mentor who attended part time. We recognize that time constraints may reduce the number of events and time part-time students will have available for mentoring activities.
Full-time students are expected to make a time commitment of 1-3 hours per month to plan and participate in activities and meetings with your mentoring group (as noted, this may be less for part-time students), including visiting a mentor’s workplace, having an observational experience, joining your team members for a happy hour or coffee, getting feedback on your resume or interview skills, and tapping into your mentors’ networks. Learn more about the Mitchell Hamline Mentors program.
ParkingParking passes are required to park in all Mitchell Hamline parking lots. Students may receive a free parking pass for the Grotto lot. Students in their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years can purchase a parking pass ($50) for the Summit Lot starting in July. Passes will be available for pick up by the first day of classes. There are a limited number of passes available for these lots. Students are also able to park on St. Paul City Streets around the school, making sure to pay close attention to signed and unsigned parking restrictions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about parking permits. Unless a student is going out of town for a school related activity, no overnight parking is allowed in the law school parking lots. Overnight parking must be approved by David Hellermann, email David at email@example.com.
Lockers can be rented for $50 per year. You will need to fill out a request form at the security desk at the main entrance of the school. You will need to provide your own lock. Lockers are rented on a first-come, first-served basis and a notice will be sent to all students at the beginning of each fall semester to alert them to the application period.
Book lists will be found on the Black Board or Canvas page for each course.
Once you choose the course names, you will be asked to select the section number. Be sure to buy the exact edition of the book listed, older editions will vary greatly and page numbers will not be the same as the edition your professor lists. The bookstore is located in the lower level of the school. Stairs leading down from the commons/food area will take you to the bookstore.
Extended Summer Bookstore hours from Sunday, 7/30/2017 – Saturday, 9/2/2017:
Mondays 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesdays 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesdays 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursdays 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Fridays 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Campus Alert SystemSign up for text and email alerts after logging in to the student record system.
Earn part of your law degree while living in a foreign country. As a student of Mitchell Hamline, you can choose from several summer, J-term, or semester-abroad programs.
Application amendments and updates
If, after enrollment, you recall or are made aware of an incident that you should have disclosed upon application, you are required to disclose this information to the school.
Students who enroll at Mitchell Hamline are required to disclose violations of the law until graduation from Mitchell Hamline. There are two exceptions: (1) parking violations do not need to be reported; and (2) moving violations that do not involve drugs or alcohol do not need to be reported. Note: Parking or moving violations that indicate a pattern of conduct should be disclosed. Generally, a single incident during your law school career falls within the exceptions.
The demands of law school can place stress on individuals, relationships, and work and academic performance. Mitchell Hamline School of Law provides counseling for no initial cost and a $25 copayment thereafter. This is short term counseling with a maximum of 10 sessions. Students who are not able to pay the $25 co-pay may be able to arrange for a lower cost. Counseling Services can also provide assessments and referrals when appropriate. Discussions are confidential and can be reflective of personal concerns as well as those of an academic nature. Students use Counseling Services for normal life concerns as well as feeling of crisis. The therapists are experienced and licensed professionals, not otherwise connected with Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Counseling Services also provides regular presentations relating to things such as Stress Management, Time Management, Enhancing Test Performance, and Mental Health/Chemical Dependency issues. Please call (651) 290-8656 for information on scheduling an appointment.
Moot Courts and Competitions
Minnesota State Bar Examination Subjects and Comparable Mitchell Hamline Subjects
Current application materials, rules, and other related bar examination Information for Minnesota can be found at www.ble.state.mn.us. Minnesota administers the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). The Uniform Bar Examination has been adopted by 26 states: http://ncbex.org/exams/ube/
Test format for the UBE:
- Multistate Performance Test (MPT): Two-90 minute questions on Tuesday morning
- Multistate Essay Exam (MEE): Six-30 minute essay questions on Tuesday afternoon
- Multistate Bar Exam (MBE): 100 multiple choice questions on Wednesday morning
- Multistate Bar Exam (MBE): 100 multiple choice questions on Wednesday afternoon
The MEE portion of the UBE tests (if not obvious, MHSL course in which subject is taught is in parentheses):
- Business Associations (Agency, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies and Corporations)
- Conflict of Laws (We do not currently have a specific “conflict of laws” class in our curriculum.)
- Constitutional Law
- Contracts (including contracts under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), taught in Sales at MHSL)
- Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure (two courses taught separately at MHSL)
- Family Law
- Federal Civil Procedure (taught in Civil Dispute Resolution or Civil Procedure and Advanced Civil Procedure at MHSL)
- Real Property
- Secured Transactions under the UCC
- Trusts and Estates
The MBE portion tests:
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law and Procedure
- Real Property
- Civil Procedure
Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam
The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is required for admission to the bar in most states. Students should check with the board of law examiners in the state in which they plan to seek admission to the bar. Passing scores, which are established by each jurisdiction, are subject to change. Refer to the information booklet provided with the application to find out more on passing scores. The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam is scheduled for March, August, and November of each year. Inquiries can be made to: National Conference of Bar Examiners MPRE Application Department 2255 N. Dubuque Rd. P.O. Box 4001 Iowa City, IA 52243-4001 (319) 337-1287
Bar Exam Certification
To sit for a bar exam, a student must complete all requirements necessary for graduation, including payment in full of one’s student account and maintenance of a current balance on all Perkins loan accounts from the law school. A student also must submit a bar certification from the school. Bar certifications for Minnesota are submitted automatically by the law school. All others are submitted by request.
The following is a list of State Bar Examination administrators for states in the region:
Minnesota Board of Law Examiners
180 E. 5th Street Suite 950
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Sunday, January 7, 2018 – 2 pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center
Sunday, May 20, 2018 – 2 pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center
CAP & GOWN RENTALS are ordered from Herff-Jones. The rental fee of $96.00 covers the gown, tam, tassel, and doctoral hood. You can order your cap and gown by contacting Herff-Jones and asking for Kevin at (952) 447-4449.
The Dean of Students is responsible for counseling students; evaluating student service programs; developing, managing, and implementing an annual budget for the Office of the Dean of Students; and provides leadership for the following departments:
The Office of the Dean of Students provides:
- Accommodations for students with disabilities
- Serves as the primary liaison to student organizations