Awards and Recognition

William Mitchell College of Law is recognized as a premiere law school for practical legal training with an inclusive campus:

  • A top law school for teaching real-world skills, Mitchell’s clinical program is ranked 23rd out of 150 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Mitchell is one of only 48 colleges and universities in the country to receive the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.
  • Mitchell’s commitment to recruiting and assisting military students has earned the law school the distinction of being a Military Friendly School for 2013
  • With an alumni network that’s a powerhouse in the Upper Midwest legal community, Mitchell has more SuperLawyers in Minnesota than Harvard, Yale, Hamline, the University of St. Thomas, Iowa, and Drake—combined.
  • Mitchell’s law review is ranked 77th out of 507 for citations by judges in courts throughout the country.
  • Mitchell alumni led the Ramsey County Bar Association for seven consecutive years (2006-2013)
  • Readers of “Minnesota Women’s Press” voted Mitchell as the state’s “Favorite women-friendly law school” in 2013
  • Mitchell has the top-ranked part-time program in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • William Mitchell ranks 18th among all law schools for percentage of students awarded state clerkships (National Law Journal: “Which Law Schools Are Tops for Jobs?”).

Students work frequently has such an impact on the community that the media cover it: