Tag Archives: Student News

Mitchell students offer free assistance with advance health care directives

If something unexpected happens and you can’t communicate your health care wishes, how will your loved ones know what to do? A completed advance health care directive can help ensure there will be no questions about what you want, and William Mitchell students and alumni are offering free assistance with legally documenting your wishes during National …

NALSA Moot Court 2013

Mitchell teams successfully take on 19th century law at competition

The topic was one of the most complicated in American law– aboriginal title–but Mitchell students were undaunted, placing four teams in the top 16 at the national Native American Law Students Association’s (NALSA) moot court competition, with one of the Mitchell teams finishing third overall. In the individual competition, Mitchell students took second and third …

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 →

Cecilia Knapp

Student Award of Merit winner makes her mark in the classroom and the community

Enrolling at Mitchell, Cecilia Knapp ’13 expected to accomplish many things, but her main goal was to graduate a truly well-rounded lawyer. After her first semester, when she experienced the disappointment that many new law school students have upon receiving their grades, Knapp saw an opportunity. With her unshakable optimism, improving those grades became another challenge …

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 →

New veterans law program is one way to ‘give a little back’

As the number of military veterans returning to civilian life increases, so does the need to help them with a wide array of issues. That need prompted Professor David Prince to develop Mitchell’s first Veterans Law Externship, which is having its initial trial run this semester with two students. Continue reading →