Practical Wisdom

Mock CourtPractical wisdom is knowing legal theory and how to practice the law. It’s why Mitchell classes teach students to understand the law and how to read statutes, negotiate, write briefs, and make compelling arguments. It’s what we’ve been providing students for more than 100 years.

It starts with our professors and comes to life in our classrooms. Students make it their own in our clinics and through public service work in the community. And when they graduate, they have it.

Practical wisdom

In the Classroom
Classroom
We’ve always been the law school for practical training. It’s why we’re called the “lawyer’s law school.” It’s why every first-year class teaches legal concepts and concrete legal skills. It’s what makes us different.

Practical wisdom

In the Community
Community
Each year, Mitchell students volunteer thousands of hours helping hundreds of clients in the community—and everybody wins. Students gain valuable experience, and people who otherwise wouldn’t have access to legal services get the help they need.

 

Practical Wisdom

In the Words of …
Practical wisdom explained in the words of alumni and professors of William Mitchell.