People interested in applying to the new, first-of-its-kind William Mitchell College of Law Hybrid Program will be able to do so on the law school’s website starting Saturday, Feb. 1.
The Hybrid Program is the first on-campus-online J.D. program at an ABA-approved law school that allows students to study the law from anywhere in the world.
The part-time, eight-semester program starts January 2015 and uses a combination of on-campus trainings and online coursework to make it possible for students whose family, employment, or life circumstances prevent them from earning their J.D. through a more traditional program.
Applications for the Hybrid Program will be accepted until Dec. 1, 2014, and early application is strongly encouraged as there is a limited number of seats available.
To apply, prospective students need to:
- Take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).
This year, the LSAT can be taken in June, September, December, and February. It is recommended that you plan to take it in June 2014.
- Register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS).
CAS simplifies the admission process for law school applicants by allowing them to submit all of the necessary documentation at one time.
- Request transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
William Mitchell requires that students have earned a bachelor’s degree before entering law school.
- Obtain two letters of recommendation or evaluations.
Recommendations should assess personal qualities and potential for success in law school.
- Complete an application for admission.
William Mitchell does not charge a fee to complete an application.
- Attach a personal statement and statement of interest.
Personal statements should be one to three double-spaced pages in length and include any information that will help the Admissions Committee make an informed decision.
- Attach a resume.
Resumes should include a complete history of your post-secondary employment and education.