Category Archives: Practical Wisdom

Expert Witness Training Academy

Expert Witness Training Academy brings scientists, law students together

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. …

ABA-Accredited Hybrid Program

Legal Residency Program ‘delivers’ practical wisdom

Thirteen Mitchell students seized the opportunity this year to gain intensive practical training in their final semester of law school through the Legal Residency Program. This is the second year Mitchell has partnered with legal practitioners in the area of criminal and family law to offer the program. Continue reading →


Which law school enrollment option is right for you?

Thinking about law school? Great! You’ve never had more enrollment options. Now that William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn., is offering the first on-campus/online J.D. enrollment option at an ABA-approved law school, your work schedule, family obligations, and distance from the closest college no longer need to be barriers between you and your …

Melissa Wright, externship director

Externship program gives Mitchell students a leg up and a foot in the door

If it’s in Minnesota and has a legal department, there’s a good chance it also has a Mitchell student learning the ins and outs of the organization. Thanks to Mitchell’s beefed up externship program, students are getting more opportunities than ever to gain valuable practical experience in many legal settings, including government, nonprofits, and corporations. …