• Summer and January Term

    Summer and January term, the period between fall and spring semesters, are great times to expand your knowledge and skills through new experiences and courses. You can register for general JD courses as well as courses that contribute to the completion of a certificate offered through one of our exemplary Institutes.

    Summer Term

    Dispute Resolution Summer Institute

    DRI Summer Institute courses are available to degree and non-degree seeking students. As a result, the classroom environment is a broad cross-section of law and other graduate students, practicing lawyers, human resources and business personnel, and other professionals. This intentional variety of students is designed to mirror the contemporary lawyer's work in increasingly multi-disciplinary settings.

    To date, DRI has welcomed over 150 of the very best nationally and internationally recognized faculty actively involved in ADR practice, research, publication, and teaching. The rich diversity of professors not only provides a great benefit to our students, but it also enriches and complements the efforts of our own dedicated faculty.

    Health Law Institute

    The Health Law Institute offers a variety of summer CLE classes and for-credit courses that can contribute to your pursuit of the Health Law Certificate or the Health Care Compliance certificate. Both are led by award-winning health law faculty and industry experts.

    Business Law Institute

    The Business Law Institute offers summer CLE classes and regular curriculum courses for attorneys and JD students. The course "Basic Accounting and Finance: Financial Reporting for Professionals" has been well received by new associates in practice as well as JD students aspiring to work in transactional business law.

    January Term

    Graduate students, lawyers, and other professionals join Hamline law students in January Term (J-Term) classes offered through the Dispute Resolution Institute, the Health Law Institute, Business Law Institute, and study abroad programs. As a JD student, you can enroll in J-Term classes for up to three credits following completion of your first year. Please note, there is no registration priority based on class standing or certificate program.