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Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor brings Mitchell’s practical wisdom to Hong Kong

Mitchell’s hands-on approach to law education has gotten the attention of educators halfway across the world. Professor John Sonsteng has been invited to Hong Kong to speak at a legal education conference on Oct. 26, 2013. Sonsteng will present at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Law Faculty’s summit on “Legal Education in …

Rouetel and Deer

Indian Law program expanding much-needed services

Mitchell’s highly-regarded Indian Law program has received a major grant from the federal government. A U.S. Department of Justice grant of more than $280,000 will allow the program to provide even more help for Minnesota and Wisconsin Indian tribes and more experience for law students. Continue reading →

Steve Hanson 2L

Student’s water shortage solution impresses scholarship judges

A creative solution to the world’s water shortage problem has earned second-year Mitchell student Stephen Hanson runner-up honors in a scholarship contest. The Future of Water Scholarship campaign, which drew about 150 entrants, is sponsored by, a clean-water distribution business founded and run by Jamin Arvig ’07. Continue reading →

Erica Holzer

Student Award of Merit Winner: Erica Holzer

Among the things Erica Holzer has learned while in law school, there’s one that stands out. “I’ve learned that I’m at my best when I’m being of service to others,” she says. “Working directly with clients, drafting appellate briefs and other motion papers, and working to secure justice for underrepresented communities has been a highlight of …

Professor Mike Steenson.

Prof. Steenson honored by former, current law review editors

In 1972, a student-faculty committee at William Mitchell recommended starting a law review. Surprisingly, the idea was controversial. Law reviews, many believed, would be too much work for the Mitchell students—all of whom attended part-time, many of whom worked full time. Luckily, the William Mitchell Law Review had a champion in Professor Mike Steenson. Continue reading …

Minnesota DHS commissioner to observe National Healthcare Decisions Day at Mitchell

William Mitchell’s National Healthcare Decisions Day event will include a special guest: Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson, who will join attorneys and law students Tuesday, April 16, to provide free assistance to anyone who wants to complete an advance health care directive. Jessen will stop by the Kelley Boardroom at 1 pm; the event runs …