Because the Office of the Registrar is working remotely for the foreseeable future, please include email addresses for recipients of degree verification letters, enrollment verification letters, letters of good standing, and requests for bar certifications (please include submission deadlines on bar certification requests.)
Completed forms may be submitted by leaving in the drop box in Room 120, by mail to the address on the left, or by emailing in PDF format only (no jpeg or other photo images) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request to Add Competitions PDF Effective Fall 2018, students must be in good academic standing to participate in competitions.
Request to Add Publication PDF Effective Fall 2018, students must be in good academic standing to participate in publications.
Proposal for Internship with a Professor PDF Effective Fall 2018, students must be in good academic standing to participate in an internship with a professor.
Independent Research Proposal PDF Effective Fall 2018, students must be in good academic standing to participate in independent research.
Independent Research: Academic credit will be awarded for independent research upon determination that the student has completed a project of sufficient complexity to require at least 45 hours of work per credit hour awarded. Students are responsible for tracking the time spent in researching, writing, and conferring with a faculty supervisor on an independent research project, and supervising faculty are responsible for verifying that the time expended by each student justifies the credit awarded.
Independent research proposals should include information sufficient to demonstrate that the project will justify the award of credit proposed. It is presumed for planning and approval purposes that a proposal for a research paper will justify an award of credit as follows:
|1 credit||1) At least 5,000 words, and 2) the judgment of both the faculty member supervising the Independent Research project and the faculty member who approves all Independent Research proposals that the project will require the student to spend at least 45 hours researching and writing the paper and conferring with the student’s faculty supervisor.|
|2 credits||1) At least 8,500 words, and 2) the judgment of both the faculty member supervising the Independent Research project and the faculty member who approves all Independent Research proposals that the project will require the student to spend at least 90 hours researching and writing the paper and conferring with the student’s faculty supervisor.|
|3 credits||1) At least 12,000 words, and 2) the judgment of both the faculty member supervising the Independent Research project and the faculty member who approves all Independent Research proposals that the project will require the student to spend at least 135 hours researching and writing the paper and conferring with the student’s faculty supervisor. Three credits will be awarded only in rare circumstances.|
This presumption applies at the time a proposal is approved and does not substitute for a demonstration that the time actually expended on the independent research project justifies the academic credit awarded.
Although students are encouraged to complete their Advanced Research and Writing (“ARW”) requirement through a seminar or other long-paper course, students may satisfy their ARW requirement by writing an independent long paper. The independent long paper option is permitted only in limited circumstances. The student must first complete and submit this Independent Long Paper Petition and obtain approval from a supervising faculty member.
Students must be in good academic standing and in their final two semesters to be registered for an independent long paper.
Students may register for between 9 and 10 credits (between 9 and 12 credits for a full-time residency) in the summer semester with advance permission from the Vice Dean, Academic and Faculty Affairs. No student may register for more than 10 credits in the summer unless the student is doing a full-time summer residency. A student doing a full-time summer residency may register for up to 12 credits for the residency with the advance permission of both the Externship Director and the Vice Dean, though the final decision rests with the Vice Dean. An approved course petition does not guarantee a seat in a summer course. You must still register online prior to May 15 or submit a registration form after May 15.
Petition to Exceed 15 Credit Limit PDF Use this form to request to exceed the 15 credit limit in fall or spring. Please note, in no event, may students register for more than 17 credits in fall or spring.
Graduation requirement certification and standard degree audit
Graduation term update
Please note that name changes require documentation of legal name change.
Alums of Mitchell Hamline School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law may request a replacement diploma by clicking the link above to provide the necessary information about the credential. Diplomas are printed with the current institution name. Once the request is received by the Office of the Registrar, you will be notified via email of your approval status. If approved, the order will be placed. Standard orders ship within two weeks. Domestic expediated orders ship within one week.
Please note that if you are requesting a replacement diploma because of a name change, you must first submit a Change of Name or Directory Information form and documentation of your legal name change. Orders will not be processed if your name has not been updated in the Mitchell Hamline student records system.
Click link for information about how to order a transcript