Category Archives: Student News

William Mitchell's collaborative classroom is being piloted now and is expected to be fully implemented in the spring

Mitchell’s collaborative classroom engages students

Legal education is changing, and that means law school classrooms are changing too. 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 …


Mitchell welcomes more than 240 new students to campus

William Mitchell College of Law is welcoming more than 240 entering students to campus this fall. The second cohort of students in Mitchell’s one-of-a-kind Hybrid J.D. Program started their Preparation Week on Monday, August 31. The group hit the ABA limit of 96 students, up from 85 in the first class. The students hail from 34 …


Working with Mitchell professor, alum on immigration issues leads student to Hybrid Program

Taylor Levy is dedicated to social justice, particularly causes pertaining to low-income immigrants. Friends and family encouraged her from an early age to attend law school.  But as a foster mom to four children who works full time as a family immigration program coordinator and immigrant advocate in El Paso, Texas, she didn’t have time …

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Mitchell team takes top honors again at the national NALSA moot court competition

William Mitchell students once again brought home the Top Team Advocates and Top Brief honors from the National Native American Law Students Association moot court competition. Joshua Peterson and Scott Jurchisin won first place in both categories at the competition held this past weekend at the University of Arizona in Tucson.   Continue reading →


Students pitch business plans to investors in mock ‘Shark Tank’ at William Mitchell

Students in William Mitchell’s Start-Up Business Enterprise course met “the sharks” on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, as they pitched their proposals to a panel of working professionals posing as venture capitalists. Modeled after ABC’s reality TV show “Shark Tank,” the event put students’ business acumen to the test. Continue reading →