The Accreditation Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) has notified Hamline University that it is recommending the ABA Council give its acquiescence to the combination of Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law. The ABA Council will consider this recommendation at its December meeting. If the Council grants its acquiescence, the combined law school, to be named Mitchell Hamline School of Law, could begin operations in early 2016.
This is a positive and productive step in the process of combining Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law. The two schools have been and continue to be working together closely in many ways in advance of a formal combination, integrating services, offices, and programming, where possible.
Hamline President Fayneese Miller and Hamline Law Dean Marie Failinger applaud the hard work faculty and staff at both institutions have taken on to move the combination forward and wish to express their gratitude to the many faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the university, especially the law school, who have been so supportive of the efforts to combine.
Hamline University leadership is pleased the ABA Accreditation Committee is recommending the ABA Council acquiesce. Watch for updates on this in future issues of Inside Hamline.