The Hybrid Program

Welcome to Mitchell

William Mitchell is proud to be the first ABA-accredited law school in the country to offer a part-time, on-campus/online J.D. program—known as the hybrid program.

The hybrid program

The first-of-its-kind program starts in January 2015 and features two interrelated elements: intensive in-person experiential learning and online coursework that allows students to study the law from anywhere in the world.

Interested in pursuing a J.D. at William Mitchell?

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CONTACT ADMISSIONS

admissions @wmitchell.edu
1-888-962-5529
651-290-6476
Fax: 651-290-6414

Mon–Fri 8:30 am–5 pm
or by appointment

Room 110
875 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105-3076

Curriculum and Schedule

William Mitchell is nationally recognized as a leader in teaching legal theory and real-world skills. This tradition continues with the hybrid program. Each semester has a clear and carefully designed curricular focus and includes a skills course as the foundation along with integrated subject-specific courses that prepare students to pass the bar exam and have successful careers.

Hybrid program semester-by-semester course sequence

Academic Calendar for hybrid program, Spring and Fall 2015

E-learning at William Mitchell


Mitchell faculty and students talk about the benefits of e-learning

Technology Requirements

The program will use the best in educational technology to teach students foundational doctrine and skills through interactive, online coursework, including:

  • live online lectures
  • pre-recorded lectures
  • moderated discussion forums
  • live chat
  • video analysis of students practicing skills, including oral arguments, client interviewing and counseling, and negotiations.

You’ll need a powerful computer and fast, reliable internet access.

Getting equipped for the hybrid program

How to Apply

Applications for the hybrid program are being accepted until December 1, 2014. Early application is strongly encouraged as there are a limited number of seats available for the hybrid program.

Applying to Mitchell

Hybrid Program Facts and Figures

  • Tuition for the hybrid program will be the same as tuition for our on-campus, part-time program, which for the 2014–15 academic year will be $27,770.
  • 87 percent of students who entered in Fall 2013 received a 25 percent or higher scholarship, and all applicants are considered for scholarship assistance at the time they apply for admission.
  • Scholarships are awarded based upon a variety of factors, including previous academic excellence, professional experience, service and leadership experience, personal experience, and interest in specific areas of law.
  • Admissions counselors can discuss scholarships you may be eligible to receive. Contact us today to discuss your options.


William Mitchell College of Law President and Dean Eric S. Janus talks about the new hybrid program