Helping future lawyers become skilled, global-minded, and culturally competent professionals.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion works with the Mitchell Hamline administration, faculty, and staff to create an environment where students feel comfortable expressing their racial, ethnic, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, and all other dimensions of their social and cultural identity. We offer a number of programs and services that help students build a vibrant learning community, as well as explore the law from different perspectives.
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural competence
We believe that diversity, in all of its forms, benefits the classroom, the college, and the legal profession. Mitchell Hamline is a welcoming and respectful community where individuals can explore differences in a safe and positive environment, and where students not only learn from their professors but also from the diverse life experiences of their classmates.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law is pledging to work toward becoming an antiracist law school, with the passage of a resolution approved last week by faculty. The resolution commits the school to several actions to “identify and eliminate racism that exists at our school, in the legal profession, and in the judicial system.” Those actions … Continue reading Mitchell Hamline pledges to become an antiracist school
Diversity credit requirement
Mitchell Hamline students matriculating in Fall 2016 or later are required to attend at least six total hours of extracurricular diversity programming. Of the six total hours required before graduation, at least four hours must be completed in the student’s 1L and/or 2L year.