The week of Nov. 16 at William Mitchell, parking was a little harder to come by. There were groups of students working on couches in the hallways next to tables loaded with bagels and coffee and snack mix. People were on cell phones talking with loved ones back home.
It was Capstone Week for Mitchell’s one-of-a-kind Hybrid Program, the intense, in-person wrap-up to a semester’s worth of work done online.
For the second time in the school’s history, a team from William Mitchell has won first place in the regional round of the National Moot Court Competition.
William Mitchell College of Law students, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered Thursday to honor donors who have contributed to scholarships for the school’s students. Continue reading
As William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline Law continue gearing up for a combination, students from both schools are working to merge their law reviews. Continue reading
William Mitchell professor Sarah Deer took part in a day-long event at the White House on Friday, Nov. 13. Continue reading
Legal education is changing, and that means law school classrooms are changing too.
William Mitchell’s collaborative classroom is being piloted now and is expected to be fully implemented in the spring.
For the most part, today’s law schools aren’t intimidating and stuffy places like the one portrayed in 1973’s “The Paper Chase”. In the film, actor John Houseman plays an exacting Harvard Law professor who mercilessly questions his students on contract case law. It’s a teaching style based on the Socratic method, consisting of back-and-forth discussion between the professor and one student at a time.
The Socratic method still has its place in legal education, but many professors have begun to shift away from that approach. Instead of offering a one-way lecture from professor to student, they’re working to better engage the whole class in active learning.
That’s the idea behind William Mitchell’s new high-tech collaborative classroom. Located in the school’s Burger Library, the classroom looks different than the typical lecture hall. Continue reading
Indian tribes can once again hunt deer at night off-reservation in northern Wisconsin, under an order issued recently by a federal judge in Madison.
Leading the representation of the tribes in this case, which has been working its way through the courts for more than two decades, was a team from the William Mitchell Indian Law Program led by Professor Colette Routel. Continue reading
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