Committed to providing law students with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to succeed as business leaders and business lawyers
“A legal education is excellent preparation for a career in business, and William Mitchell has a rich history of educating students who graduate and go on to become entrepreneurs and business leaders.”
—Jann Olsten ’74,
former executive director of the Center for Law and Business
William Mitchell is well known for its practical approach to legal education. Professors who are both legal scholars and practitioners teach its classes. Students both study legal doctrine and develop the skills necessary to put those doctrines into practice. It’s called practical wisdom, and it is what makes William Mitchell different.
This is also very much the case at William Mitchell’s Center for Law and Business, which strives to provide superb preparation and support for students pursuing a business career or business law practice. The Center pursues this goal through:
- Attracting highly qualified and motivated students with a desire to establish, manage or advise businesses.
- Offering an integrated curriculum that provides students with the knowledge, skills and experiences to succeed as business leaders and business lawyers.
- Connecting students with businesses and firms to broaden and enhance the student’s career opportunities.
- Presenting business-related programs and resources that provide value to business leaders and business lawyers.
Throughout Mitchell’s 113-year history, a significant number of its graduates have become business leaders as well as business lawyers. 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 successful business professionals.