Tag Archives: Practical Wisdom

Mitchell to offer unique Law and Business Certificate

Law students who are also interested in business can now take advantage of a new certification program at William Mitchell College of Law and earn a Law and Business Certificate. Students can earn the certificate, which is unique to Mitchell, through the school’s Center for Law and Business. Continue reading →

Energy & the Environment

Conference explores fracking, global warming, and the domestic natural gas boom

From fracking to global warming, the domestic natural gas boom is reshaping the policy landscape. On Friday, April 12, a group of experts will gather at William Mitchell for a free, public conference to discuss how regulators, industry representatives, and activists view the future of inexpensive natural gas and its environmental impacts at the local, state, national, …

Public Health Law Center puts students on front lines of improving country’s health

Mitchell students who are looking for a career that combines law and public health have a nationally-recognized resource right on their campus. The Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of Law focuses on encouraging healthier lives, by working to reduce the harm caused by tobacco use, prevent childhood obesity, support healthy eating, and …

Mitchell students awarded clerkships, gain hands-on experience

Mitchell students frequently secure judicial clerkships with the college’s help, part of Mitchell’s tradition of giving its students excellent opportunities to succeed. In 2013, several current or former students are, or will be, clerking, with two of them landing coveted federal clerkships. Continue reading →

Dedication of a new clinic in Chiro K'asa

Students get experience, a non-profit gets legal help, and Bolivians get badly needed supplies

This semester 11 Mitchell students are doing work that will have an impact five thousand miles away. They’re part of Professor Chris Ver Ploeg’s seminar, “Advising the International and Humanitarian NGO,” in which they gain experience serving as legal advisers to a major international non-profit organization. Continue reading →

‘Tis the season to drop the resentment and pass the mashed potatoes

It’s holiday season, a time of joyful family get-togethers and warm companionship with loved ones. Or is it? Holidays can be extra stressful on families for any number of reasons: long-standing feuds, perceived slights, tension because of changes in relationships—the list goes on. While the easy path might be to ignore the grudge-holding elephant in the room, …

Marshall Brennan High School students

High school students take on free speech in Marshall-Brennan moot court at William Mitchell, set sights on D.C.

The problem: A high school student is suspended for posting a message critical of the principal on the school’s on-line message board. The solution? That’s up to the two dozen high school students taking part in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project Moot Court Competition held this fall at William Mitchell. Continue reading →