Since 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..
We serve the law. We teach it, study it, practice it, and work to make it just.
William Mitchell’s board of trustees is composed of leaders in the legal profession, business, and the nonprofit sector.
Our brand of practical legal education starts with our faculty. They’re known for their teaching, scholarship, and the practice of the law.
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.
Mitchell alumni have established themselves as leaders at all levels in the profession of law, business, government, and the nonprofit sector.
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.
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.