Mitchell Hamline believes firmly that diversity and inclusion are essential components of successful law school learning. In keeping with that conviction, Mitchell Hamline has committed to increasing the diversity of its patent law student body. It strongly encourages members of underrepresented groups who are interested in pursuing careers in patent law to apply to Mitchell Hamline for admission.
Mitchell Hamline provides qualified students with
- Assistance in navigating the application process, including LSAT preparation
- Financial assistance while in law school
- A well-supervised mentorship program and other opportunities to gain practical experience
- Assistance in obtaining meaningful employment upon graduation and in applying the skills you’ve learned
Students may attend Mitchell Hamline with one of three enrollment options: a traditional full-time program; a part-time evening or day program; or a blended learning program, which permits students to attend Mitchell Hamline from anywhere in the country and to continue working while taking law school classes.
An invitation from President and Dean Anthony Niedwiecki
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Mitchell Hamline is the first school to partner with the Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law, an organization founded by American Intellectual Property Law Association whose mission is to advance racial and ethnic diversity in IP law and practice.
Students interested in applying to Mitchell Hamline should consult their website to see what additional opportunities the organization may provide.
The Finnegan IP Summit is a multi-day immersion program during which African American and Black law students travel to Washington, DC, and participate in educational programming, networking events, and hands-on workshops with IP professionals from Finnegan, in-house counsel, judges, and government representatives. Current law students must apply by April 28, 2023 and incoming law students must apply by June 1, 2023. The Summit will be held from Aug. 1-4, 2023.