Law and business are intertwined as never before.
There is an unprecedented demand for business leaders and business lawyers who have the critical-thinking skills that are developed in law school. Mitchell Hamline’s Center for Law and Business provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to succeed as business leaders, business lawyers, and entrepreneurs.
Now is the time to advance Mitchell Hamline’s Center for Law and Business to regional and national standing. The Center for Law and Business has already achieved the following:
- Certificate in Law and Business. 25 new attorneys have earned the Law and Business Certification since it was introduced in 2013, the majority of whom are either working in business law or business-related fields. 55 students are currently working toward earning the Law and Business Certificate
- New Certificates. Mitchell Hamline will be offering students additional certificates in Banking Regulation and Health Law Compliance.
- Expanded Academic Program. The Center offers more than 24 classes in business and entrepreneurial areas, including a highly successful Business Enterprise course that walks students through the process of becoming business entrepreneurs. The course culminates each semester in a “Shark Tank” event, featuring students pitching their business plans before a panel of seasoned venture capitalists.
- Event programming every academic semester on hot topics and career opportunities in business and law.
- Externship program that annually provides 30 students with opportunity to gain practical business and legal experience at Twin Cities law firms and corporations.
- Mentorship program that annually matches more than 25 Law and Business Certificate students with professionals working in the student’s area of interest in law and business.
Through Mitchell Hamline’s Hybrid J.D. Program, the Center for Law and Business has a unique “first-ever” opportunity to dramatically expand its reach to students throughout the country. In 2017, the Law and Business certificate program will be available to Hybrid Program students, 85 percent of whom live and work outside of Minnesota.
Financial Support is Critical
To continue developing the Center for Law and Business and benefit from this first-to-market advantage, financial support is necessary. Philanthropy will help advance the Center for Law and Business, enabling it to continue providing a transformative, unprecedented education to tomorrow’s business leaders, business lawyers, and entrepreneurs.