Tag Archives: Practical Wisdom

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 →

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, …