The longtime former St. Paul mayor and former dean of Hamline Law says the combination will benefit students
George Latimer, who served as St. Paul mayor from 1976 to 1990 and led Hamline Law as dean from 1990 to 1993, praised the combination in a commentary published in the Star Tribune on October 13. Continue reading
The ABA Accreditation Committee gave official notification Sept. 30 that it is recommending the Mitchell Hamline combination for acquiescence by the ABA Council in December. If the council grants its acquiescence, Mitchell Hamline School of Law could begin operations prior to the start of the next semester. Continue reading
William Mitchell’s hybrid online/on-campus J.D. program “may well be among the most strategic of all” when it comes to effective models of change in legal education, says Paul Lippe in the New Normal blog on the ABA Journal website. Continue reading
Are you considering law school or have you always wondered what it would be like to be a law student? Prospective students have several opportunities to come to campus and learn about William Mitchell College of Law in person. Continue reading
Abigail Lambert has one year of law school left to complete her J.D., but she already has professional legal experience, connections to local lawyers, and an impressive resume and LinkedIn profile. This is thanks, in large part, to her participation in the Law and Business Mentorship Program. Continue reading
Professor Ken Port was featured in two documentaries recently on CCTV, the Central China TV service. The interviews centered on Port’s book regarding Japan’s occupation of China during World War II. Continue reading
William Mitchell College of Law is welcoming more than 240 entering students to campus this fall.
The second cohort of students in Mitchell’s one-of-a-kind Hybrid J.D. Program started their Preparation Week on Monday, August 31. The group hit the ABA limit of 96 students, up from 85 in the first class. The students hail from 34 states and come from careers in medicine, law enforcement, accounting, business, engineering, and more. Continue reading
PreLaw magazine, in its back-to-school issue, listed Mitchell’s hybrid online/on-campus J.D. program as one of the “innovations that have the greatest potential to change legal education for the good.” Mitchell’s approach will likely be a model for others, the magazine said. “This innovation is likely to continue to soar as technology improves and schools create curriculums to take advantage of the advances.” Continue reading
The Star Tribune Editorial Board met with new Mitchell President and Dean Mark Gordon in mid-August to talk about the Mitchell Hamline combination and the future of legal education. Continue reading
Earlier this month, 22 climate scientists from around the country joined 20 law students at Mitchell to participate in the Expert Witness Training Academy. The academy, a one-of-a-kind experiential seminar led by Professors John Sonsteng and Jim Hilbert, along with Program Coordinator Dr. Linda Thorstad, teaches scientists how to better communicate their expertise to non-scientists. This is the fifth year that William Mitchell has hosted the program, which was originally conceived by Sonsteng and David Verardo, director of the Paleoclimate Program for the National Science Foundation, which funds the program for the scientists.
A new international partnership for William Mitchell College of Law has its roots in a friendship that started nearly 30 years ago.
Ken Port and Hirofumi Ito met as students at the University of Wisconsin Law School and stayed in touch after Ito completed his one-year program and returned to Japan. “His three boys and my two girls grew up together,” said Port. Continue reading
More than 40 students from William Mitchell and other U.S. law schools took part in this year’s Mitchell in London program, which has been giving students an up-close look at the British legal system each summer for more than 20 years. Continue reading
Longtime educator will lead Mitchell|Hamline
upon ABA acquiescence
Mark C. Gordon, a respected educator and innovator with nearly 30 years of experience in higher education and public service, took over July 1 as the 25th president and dean at William Mitchell College of Law.