Full-time, off-campus experiences
At Mitchell Hamline, we offer a variety of opportunities for students in their third or fourth years to secure full-time, on-site placements working under the supervision of practicing attorneys. It’s a key part of our bridge-to-practice programming, offering experienced students a close-up look at the world of legal work.
We offer two tracks:
For students in their final semester of law school, spring semester only.
The Legal Residency Program is a collaboration between the law school and the area’s legal practitioners. Its goal is to better train and prepare law students for the practice of law.
Immerse yourself in a specialty of your choice.
Our independent Semester-in-Practice program is an excellent way for you to earn 10 to 12 academic credits while exploring an area of law that interests you, whether in Minneapolis/St. Paul or another location in the country. Through this program, you can:
- Put your legal knowledge into the context of real practice
- Sharpen lawyering skills you learned in class, labs, clinics, and externships
- Build relationships in the legal community
Nou Her ’18 completed a residency with the Minnesota Vikings in spring 2018. In this video, she shares how the full-time, off-campus experience helped to prepare her to practice the law.