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Campus closed and website outage Saturday, Aug. 2.

We’ll be doing some server maintenance in the near future, and our website may be inaccessible—for part of a day.

Our IT Services Department will be relocating the data center, causing the Mitchell website to go offline on Saturday, Aug. 2.

Please note the planned maintenance schedule:

  • Data center relocation will occur during the weekend of Aug. 2–3, 2014.
  • Our campus and library will be closed all day Saturday, Aug. 2, while most of the work is being completed.
  • The website outage is expected to last from 5 am, Saturday, Aug. 2, into the afternoon.
  • The campus and library will reopen at their regular times on Sunday, Aug. 3.

Everything should be back up and running by Sunday, Aug. 3. Thank you in advance for your patience during this time


Journal issue explores impacts of light rail project through eyes of recent Mitchell grads

Light rail is top-of-mind for locals in the Twin Cities metro area, where two lines of metro transit are in operation and the Metropolitan Council is working on plans to extend them. But there’s more to light rail transit projects than just waiting at the station.

As students In William Mitchell’s Community Development Clinic learned first-hand, years of planning and development go into every light rail transit project.

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Judge Mark S. Wernick and his wife Nancy Entwistle make leadership gifts to support public service careers at two local law schools

Recently retired Hennepin County District Court Judge Mark Wernick and his wife Nancy Entwistle have made leadership gifts to establish the Judge Mark S. Wernick and Nancy Entwistle Public Interest Scholars Assistance programs at the University of Minnesota Law School and William Mitchell College of Law. Continue reading

William Mitchell is the first ABA-accredited law school in the country to offer an on-campus/online enrollment option.

U.S. News & World Report covers hybrid enrollment: ‘… the one program that fits my life.’

U.S. News & World Report recently posted a feature story about the one-of-a-kind hybrid enrollment option at William Mitchell.

The story includes comments from two students who have been accepted to hybrid program, including Jessica Islas, a 31-year-old mother and full-time commercial escrow officer. 

“When the hybrid program came along, it was kind of a no-brainer for me; it’s the one program that fits in my life,” Islas is quoted as saying. 

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Star Tribune: William Mitchell program helps new products get off the ground

Star Tribune business reporter David Phelps recently wrote a story about how students in Mitchell’s Business Law Clinic help local businesses with legal issues ranging from writing contracts to securing trademarks. 

The clinic provides clients with valuable legal services and students with practical, real-world experience.

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