Tag Archives: Real-World Experience

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 →

Mitchell students publish patent law pro bono handbook written by top intellectual property attorneys

Students studying intellectual property law at William Mitchell  published a comprehensive guide to setting up patent law pro bono programs written by  top intellectual property lawyers from the law firms Patterson Thuente IP and Lindquist & Vennum. Continue reading →

Mitchell students turn technology project into advocacy website

In describing the need to keep up with the changing times, Bob Dylan famously sang that “you’d better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone.” That’s why Mitchell students in the Elder Justice and Policy Keystone took on the ambitious project of designing a comprehensive website (www.cejp.org/financialexploitation) focused on protecting seniors from financial exploitation. …

Governor Dayton signs the bill with Iris Freeman and Deb Hilstrom

Mitchell students play key role in creation of bill protecting vulnerable adults

When Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill that makes it a felony to intentionally and severely neglect vulnerable adults, he enacted legislation that was partially shaped by the hard work of a group of William Mitchell students and the Center for Elder Justice & Policy. Continue reading →

Intellectual Property Clinic’s first patent goes green

The Intellectual Property Clinic at William Mitchell College of Law has obtained its first patent allowance–and the environment will reap the benefits. The allowance was granted to the clinic’s first patent client, Michelle “Mitch” Hedlund, the founder of Eco-Profiles®, which helps eco-friendly companies promote their green initiatives. Continue reading →

Ashley Nagy negotiating

‘Exhausting but exhilarating’ class gives students intense real-world experience

Here’s a question: What lasts five days and nights and requires 10 faculty members, a set of walkie-talkies, a megaphone, and 96 exhausted but adrenaline-charged students? The answer is something you probably won’t find at any other law school in the country—a J-term class called Deals and Dispute Resolution that had its inaugural session last …