Helping future lawyers become skilled, global-minded, and culturally competent professionals.
The Office of Diversity 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.
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.
In the Summer of 2017, Mitchell Hamline School of Law had the honor of hosting the CLEO Pre-Law Summer Institute. Thirty-eight students from 23 states attended the month-long program, giving them a head start on their law school careers. The students completed condensed courses in Legal Writing, Diversity and the Law, Stress and Time Management, Torts, Contracts, and Civil Procedure. They also conducted a mock trail and enjoyed some fun social activities.
We are elated to report that all 38 students successfully completed the program and were admitted to law schools across the country. Better yet, 11 joined us as 1L’s here at Mitchell Hamline.
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.
Learn more about Approved Diversity Programming.
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