About William Mitchell

TeachingSince its founding in 1900, William Mitchell has been providing a practical, skills-based education to students from all walks of life. With professors who are connected to the profession, a curriculum that teaches theory, skills, and professionalism, and a commitment to public service, Mitchell has established itself as the law school for the real world.


William Mitchell owes its existence to a group of public servants and lawyers who founded the school in 1900 to ensure that men and women of modest means had access to a high-quality legal education..

Our History

Our Mission

We serve the law. We teach it, study it, practice it, and work to make it just.

Mission and Vision
Practical Wisdom


William Mitchell’s board of trustees is composed of leaders in the legal profession, business, and the nonprofit sector.

Board of Trustees
Academic Deans


Our brand of practical legal education starts with our faculty. They’re known for their teaching, scholarship, and the practice of the law.

Full-time Professors and Adjunct Faculty

Awards and Recognition

William Mitchell is nationally recognized for the quality of its practical legal education, inclusive campus culture, and the excellence of its professors.

Recent Awards

Distinguished Alumni

Mitchell alumni have established themselves as leaders at all levels in the profession of law, business, government, and the nonprofit sector.

Distinguished Alumni


William Mitchell’s welcoming, state-of-the-art campus is located in St. Paul’s scenic Summit Avenue neighborhood, just minutes from the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Directions to Campus

Partners in Education and Public Service

William Mitchell partners with organizations large and small throughout the world to provide students with opportunities to volunteer, study abroad, and explore the law in real-world work environments.

Partner Organizations