The Dean of Students is the chief student advocate and is responsible for the overall success and wellbeing of our students. To accomplish this, the Dean collaborates with other departments including Counseling Services; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Office of the Registrar; Financial Aid; Student Accounts; Admissions; Blended Learning; Academic Excellence; and Career and Professional Development. The Dean also collaborates with faculty before and after issues arise concerning students’ academic and emotional well-being.
The Office of the Dean of Students is responsible for:
- Assistance with Academic Planning
- Assistance with Bar Applications and Admission
- Code of Conduct
- Counseling Services
- Dean Certifications
- Disability Services
- Exam Administration and Exam Variances
- Law School Application Amendments and Updates
- Law School Catalog
- Leaves of Absence or Withdrawals
- Liaison for Student Organizations
- Student Health and Wellness
Mitchell Hamline encourages students and landlords to use the hashtag #GreatForMitchellHamlineStudents on craigslist.org.
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.
InsuranceAlthough Mitchell Hamline School of Law does not provide health insurance, there are some external resources available for those seeking health insurance coverage: Health insurance information for students
Parking and Transportation
Parking passes are required to park in all Mitchell Hamline parking lots.
Bus Passes are available at a discounted price for Mitchell Hamline students.
Lockers can be rented for $50 per academic year ($40 for fall and spring semesters and $10 for summer). 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 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.
Campus Alert SystemSign up for text and email alerts after logging in to the student record system.
Mandatory Orientation for On-Campus Students – August 10, 11, and 12, 2021
Mandatory Orientation Sessions for 2021-2022 are scheduled to run from 4:30-8:30 pm each evening August 10, 11, and 12.
Sessions will be held in a Hy-flex format for those students who have opted for remote classes.
Orientation includes some academic skills training, which will be led by your Legal Methods professor. But it is primarily intended to welcome you and introduce you to the people and departments that will support you during your law school experience.
You will meet with school administrators, professional leaders, and faculty and staff, and you will hear from current students. You will have the chance to connect with representatives from a range of departments that will work closely with you on academic issues like advising and tutoring as well as offering counseling, wellness programming, disability services, cultural support, and other services designed to care for you as a person.
If you have questions about orientation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Until further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all fees for Counseling Services are currently being waived. 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.
Bar ExamMinnesota 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 ble.state.mn.us. Minnesota administers the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). Information about other jurisdictions, including those that have adopted the Uniform Bar Examination, can be found here: 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
You can also apply online
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.
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
Live Stream Links
May 2020 Virtual Celebration: MHSL May Virtual Celebration Live Stream Link
Winter 2020 Commencement: MHSL Winter Commencement Ceremony Live Stream Link
Hamline University Walker Field House
Due to the on-going Covid-19 Pandemic, access to the Hamline University Walker Field House is currently not available for Mitchell Hamline students, faculty, and staff. Access will be reviewed following the Pandemic.
Anytime Fitness at 1059 Grand Ave offers Mitchell Hamline students, staff, and faculty reduced membership rates as well as reduced sign up fees. You must show your Mitchell ID at time of enrollment in order to receive this discount.
Please contact Liza Lomax, General Manager, at 651-340-2811 with questions.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law students receive a discounted joiner fee at Statera, a health and fitness club located approximately one mile from Mitchell Hamline at 755 Selby Ave. in St. Paul. To contact Statera about membership, call 651-225-4737.