Campaign Priorities

Students. Faculty. Innovation. Annual Fund.

William Mitchell alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students joined together in support of the If Not for Mitchell Campaign, raising an unprecedented $25.5 million for key areas of the law school.

New Endowed Scholarships

  • Allan E. “Pat” Mulligan Endowed Scholarship
  • Baker Intellectual Property Law Scholarship Endowment
  • Ben I. Omorogbe `95 Leadership Scholarship
  • Bender Family Memorial Scholarship
  • Bonner Family Scholarship
  • Briggs and Morgan Scholarship – Current
  • Carolyn A. Bates Scholarship
  • Charles C. and Marie J. DeMoss Scholarship Endowment
  • Christine D Zonneveld Scholarship for Part-Time Students
  • Class of 1960 Scholarship Endowment
  • Class of 1977 Scholarship Endowment
  • Crandall Family Scholarship
  • Crystal Murphy Memorial Scholarship
  • David E. Bland ’79 Scholarship
  • Deborah A. Schmedemann Endowed Scholarship
  • DeMoss Family Scholarship
  • Don Zibell Family Scholarship
  • Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Endowed Scholarship
  • Douglas Heidenreich Scholarship
  • Eau Claire – Menomonie Wisconsin Endowed Scholarship
  • Fredrikson & Byron Scholarship Endowment
  • Friends of Professor Roberts Scholarship
  • Honorable Ann L. Alton Scholarship for Women
  • Intellectual Property Institute Diverisity Scholarship
  • Joe Walsh Memorial Scholarship
  • John and Diane Sonsteng Endowed Scholarship
  • Joseph Durda Foundation Veteran Scholarship
  • Joseph S. ’62 and Lisa R. ’87 Micallef Scholarship
  • Judge Mark S. Wernick and Nancy Entwistle Public Interest Scholars Assistance Gift
  • Justice Helen M. Meyer Scholarship
  • Jwala P. Gupta Endowed Scholarship
  • Kappler & Cody Family Scholarship
  • Kathleen A. Junek Endowed Scholarship
  • Kathleen Flynn Peterson Scholarship Endowment
  • Keillor-Berg Scholarship
  • Klas Family Scholarship
  • Kristy O. Juergens Scholarship
  • Lawrence T. and Christine A. Bell Endowed Scholarship
  • Lewis-Frost Family Scholarship
  • Louis L. Ainsworth Endowed Scholarship
  • Mark and Mary Goff Fiterman Scholarship
  • Meredyth Anne Dasburg Scholarship
  • Michael D. Schumann and Min (Amy) S. Xu IP Scholarship II
  • Michael K. Steenson Fellowship II
  • O’Keefe Family Scholarship
  • Philip Janus & John Chalmers Endowed Scholarship
  • Philip T. and Marianne D. Kanning Scholarship
  • Professor Kenneth Kirwin Prize
  • Richard L. and Inez Tousignant Scholarship
  • Robert A. and Patricia L. Hillstrom Scholarship Fund
  • Roger & Elaine Haydock Part-time scholarships
  • Rosalie Wahl Scholarship for Second-Year Students
  • Sharon Knapp Scholarship
  • Steven W. Lundberg ’82 Intellectual Property Scholarship
  • Target Diversity in Law Scholarship
  • The Honorable Edward Toussaint Multi-Cultural Scholarship
  • Volume 22 Law Review Scholarship
  • Weyandt Civility Scholarship Endowment
  • William Mitchell College of Law Scholarship Endowment
  • William N. Bernard Endowed Scholarship
  • Zelda Lotman Janus And Carol Bloom Chalmers Endowed Scholarship


Putting Legal Education Within Reach

Student scholarships are a vital part of Mitchell’s legacy of making legal education accessible. For students from all walks of life, scholarships make the dream of going to law school a reality. Because of your generosity, we are able to offer more scholarships than ever before, putting a Mitchell education within reach for the best and brightest students.

If Not for You…

  • You gave $11,400,000 for scholarships
  • You created 62 new scholarships

Our Endowed Faculty Positions

  • Stephen B. and Lisa S. Bonner Distinguished Chair
    President and Dean Eric S. Janus
  • Austin J. and Caroline M. Baillon Chair in Real Estate Law
    Professor Mark A. Edwards
  • James E. Kelley Chair in Tort Law
    Professor Michael K. Steenson
  • Briggs and Morgan / Xcel Energy Chair in Energy and Environmental Law
    Professor Mehmet K. Konar-Steenberg
  • Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Directorship
    Doug Blanke
  • Martin R. Lueck and Mallory K. Mullins Professorship in Advocacy
    Professor John O. Sonsteng
  • Rolf and Nancy Engh Distinguished Professorship
    Professor Gregory M. Duhl
  • Louis L. Ainsworth Distinguished Professorship in Business and Law
    To be awarded
  • Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Distinguished Professorship in Intellectual Property
    To be awarded
  • John H. Faricy Jr. Professorship for Empirical Research in the Law
    To be awarded
  • Larry and Christine Bell Distinguished Professorship
    To be awarded
  • Judge Edward J. Devitt Professorship
    To be awarded

Includes the nine new endowed positions created as part of the “If Not for Mitchell” Campaign


Teachers. Leaders. Practitioners.

Mike Steenson
A law school is only as good as its faculty, and Mitchell’s faculty has proven to be outstanding. Our professors are connected to the profession, shaping legal discourse, and above all dedicated to teaching and mentoring. Faculty endowments ensure that Mitchell continues to retain and attract top faculty members.

If Not for You…

  • You gave $5,400,000 for faculty endowments
  • You created nine new endowed faculty positions

Investments in Academics and Innovation

  • Created the first on-campus/online hybrid enrollment option at an ABA-approved law school
  • Launched the Center for Law and Business
  • Launched the Child Protection Program
  • Expanded the Energy and the Environment Law Program
  • Expanded Externship Programs
  • Increased the Law Review Endowment to more than $1 million

Academics and Innovation

New Approaches to Legal Education

Mitchell has been on the forefront of legal education innovation, offering an education grounded in the real world. Alumni and friends showed their appreciation for our modern approach to education, generously investing in new educational programs and expanding current ones.

If Not for You…

  • You gave $4,700,000 for innovative education
  • You invested in seven new or expanded, innovative programs

Annual Fund

The foundation of giving to Mitchell

Gifts to the Annual Fund are the foundation of giving to Mitchell. They support scholarships, faculty, and innovation—the very things for which the campaign is raising support. Each year, thousands of people recognize the difference Mitchell makes in their lives and in the community by giving to the Annual Fund.

If Not for You…

  • You gave $4,000,000 for the Annual Fund
  • You grew the Annual Fund each year of the campaign, to reach a record high by the campaign’s end