Clinics and Externships | Analysis • Skills • Ethics • Practical Wisdom

The Legal Practice Center is the heart of William Mitchell’s practical legal education, with nationally ranked skills courses, clinical programs,  and real-world learning opportunities. It’s where students work with professors to put the theories they’ve learned in the classroom to work for real clients who might not otherwise have access to legal representation.


Students provide legal services to real clients


Students earn credit while gaining practical experience outside the law school


Every Mitchell student takes Advocacy

Writing & Representation:
Advice & Persuasion (WRAP)

Students master the fundamentals of legal writing and more

Legal Practica &
Simulation Courses

Students handle a mock case—from fact-finding to trial

Public Service

Students put their skill and knowledge to work in the community

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Marshall-Brennan Fellow with students

William Mitchell is one of 11 law schools nationally selected to participate in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literary Project. The program gives Mitchell students the chance to teach Constitutional rights and responsibilities to local high school students.

Public Service Program: Students Make a Difference

Mitchell has been ranked among the Top 12 public interest law schools by The National Jurist among the nearly 200 ABA-accredited law schools in the United States.

William Mitchell’s Public Service Program, directed by Professor Peter Knapp, operates in cooperation with the Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF). Working hand-in-hand with our Clinical and Externship programs, the program provides opportunities for students to do pro bono work for clients. Whether through MJF, clinics, externships, or student organizations, Mitchell students develop a commitment to public service, ethical understanding, and insight into the legal process. And, most importantly, they make a difference in the community.

The Rosalie Wahl Legal Practice Center

Our law office is located in the Rosalie Wahl Legal Practice Center. It’s equipped with study areas, computers, conference rooms, and support staff. Our clinic instructors provide exceptional leadership and guidance and are enthusiastically involved with each student.

LPC FacultyLegal Practice Center Faculty

Scholars who treat you like a lawyer from the start

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Thirty-five years of innovation

The history of practical education at Mitchell

Meet our community partners

Thanks to those who make our work possible