Compare Your Enrollment Options

William Mitchell students have more enrollment options than those at any other law school. Students can attend full-time, part-time, or part-time through the innovative new hybrid enrollment option. We’re committed to helping you find a schedule that fits your lifestyle.

On Campus
Traditional Full Time
Part Time
Traditional Part Time
Hhybrid
On-Campus/Online Hybrid
Program type Full time,
on campus
Part time
on campus
Part time
on campus/online
Classes per semester 4–5
(4 in first year)
3–4
(3 in first year)
3–4
(3 in first semester)
Credits per semester 14 10–11 9–11
Schedule

Classes meet Monday through Friday—typically between
9 am and 4 pm.

After the first year, you can switch between full- and part-time programs.

Choose day or evening classes.

During the first year, evening classes meet at 6 pm three nights per week (occasional fourth night) Monday through Thursday.

After the first year, you can switch between full- and part-time programs.

Come to campus the first week of first and third semesters.

Come back to campus the last week of each semester for one week of intensive experiential learning.

Length of program 3 years 4 years 4 years
Days on campus four–five days/week three nights/week with occasional fourth in first year two to three weeks/year
Practical wisdom Access to clinics, externships, mentoring programs, all law reviews, and public service opportunities Access to clinics, externships, mentoring programs, all law reviews, and public service opportunities Access to externships, mentoring programs, select law reviews and journals, and public service opportunities
Ability to work full- or part-time Can work full time, but recommend no more than 20 hours a week. Can work full time (per ABA policy). Can work full time (per ABA policy).
Mix of students Each of our three enrollment options offer flexibility and features that appeal to a wide mix of students. Your classmates may include:
Students from all walks of life who want to earn their J.D.s in three years Students who have full-time jobs, children, or other obligations in addition to law school Students from all over the country who appreciate the flexibility that the hybrid program offers
Tuition (2014–15) $19,200/semester $13,885/semester $13,885/semester
Scholarships Scholarships range in value from 15 percent of tuition to 100 percent of tuition. Scholarships range in value from 15 percent of tuition to 100 percent of tuition. Scholarships range in value from 15 percent to 100 percent of tuition. North Star Scholarships of $10,000 are also available.
Apply now, start … Aug 2015 Aug 2015 Aug 2015
Apply now, graduate … May 2018 Jan or May 2019 May 2019
Application deadline Aug 1, 2015 Aug 1, 2015 Aug 1, 2015
Learn more about Full-Time and Part-Time Enrollment The Hybrid Program