Committed to providing law students with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to succeed as business leaders and business lawyers
“William Mitchell is known for its emphasis on practical wisdom and for educating students who become future business advisors, business leaders and business entrepreneurs. The Law and Business program at William Mitchell, including the Law and Business Certificate is excellent preparation for students planning on a career in all facets of business.”
–Louis Ainsworth, ’77, director of the Center for Law and Business
Consistent with William Mitchell’s practical approach to legal education, the Center for Law and Business at William Mitchell is commiitted to providing law students with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to succeed as business leaders and business lawyers.
The Center for Law and Business:
- Attracts highly qualified and motivated students with a desire to establish, manage or advise businesses.
- Offers an integrated legal education that provides students with knowledge of business law and business principles as well as the skills and experiences to succeed in business.
- Connects students with businesses and law firms to broaden and enhance the student’s career opportunities.
- Presents business-related programs and resources that provide value to business leaders and business lawyers.
William Mitchell offers students the opportunity to earn the Law and Business Certificate. The Law and Business Certificate supplements William Mitchell’s J.D. degree and demonstrates that a student has achieved business law competency, practical experience in business contexts and mastery of critical business thinking and communications skills through a rigorous course of study.
While other law schools have programs that focus on business law, the Center for Law and Business goes beyond that by helping prepare students to become business lawyers as well as successful business professionals.