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    Mitchell Hamline School of Law

    On February 13, 2015, two law schools that have shaped Minnesota’s legal landscape for more than 154 years announced plans to combine their students, faculty, and programs.

    Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law will combine, creating the top law school in the Midwest for students seeking a rigorous, practical, and problem-solving approach to legal education.

    About Mitchell Hamline School of Law

    A shared commitment to experiential learning and innovation.

    Since its founding in 1972, Hamline University School of Law has established itself by taking a holistic approach to experiential learning. Its focus on practice, problem solving, and professional responsibility has made it a top law school in the country for dispute resolution and health law and a known leader in innovation in its approach to legal education.

    Since its founding in 1900, William Mitchell has been a national leader in offering students unmatched opportunities to gain real-world experience. The law school is nationally recognized for its clinical program and approach to legal education, which integrates the study of law with practical skills training.

  • Mitchell Hamline Announcement on Twin Cities Public Television's Almanac

  • Mitchell Hamline facts and figures

    Location, leadership, and a look into the future.

    • Mitchell Hamline will be primarily located on William Mitchell’s current campus at 875 Summit Avenue.

    • The combined law school will operate as an autonomous, non-profit institution governed by an independent board of trustees, with a strong, visible and long-lasting affiliation to Hamline University

    • The school will offer nationally-ranked programs in alternative dispute resolution, clinical education, and health law education, and more enrollment options than any other law school in the nation, with the JD degree program offered weekends, evenings, full-time, and in a hybrid format.

    • Mitchell Hamline will include faculty, staff, and programs from both William Mitchell and Hamline University School of Law.

    • The combined school will be led by president and dean, Mark C. Gordon, who has more than 30 years as a leader in legal education.

    • Hamline University School of Law Dean Jean Holloway and William Mitchell College of Law President and Dean Eric S. Janus are working to secure ABA accreditation for the combined school.

    • Both law schools will maintain their accreditation until Mitchell Hamline officially begins operation.