Mitchell Hamline School of Law
|Mitchell Hamline School of Law|
|Parent school||Hamline University|
|School type||Private non-profit|
|Dean||Anthony S. Niedwiecki|
|Location||St Paul, MN, US|
|Outlines||18 (See List)|
Mitchell Hamline School of Law is a private law school located affiliated with Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, offering full- and part-time legal education in pursuit of the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, as well as the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree for international lawyers. It is accredited by the American Bar Association. Hamline University School of Law was founded in 1972 as the Midwestern School of Law by a group of legal professionals. It was then absorbed by Hamline University as its own School of Law, making Hamline one of the few smaller universities to support a full law school. Mitchell Hamline School of Law was formed in 2015 by the combination of William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law.
The School publishes three law journals. The Hamline Law Review is in the top 25% of the Most Cited Law Reviews. The Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy provides a forum for discussions relating to public policy decisions of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches at all levels of government. The Journal of Law and Religion is also supported by the school; it is an international publication that explores issues of law, religion, and ethics.
The School of Law is well-recongnized by its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program. The program, founded in 1991, offers courses in both domestic and international dispute resolution. It is enhanced by agreements with international institutions that bring international students to Hamline University and send U.S. students overseas. US News & World Reports 2007 ranks the program third among its class across the United States, rounded out by Pepperdine University (McConnell), University of Missouri–Columbia, Harvard Law School, and Ohio State University (Moritz); the general law school is placed in the fourth tier.
The School of Law fields student-run sports teams under the team name Res Ipsa, particularly in ice hockey, where it competes in community leagues, intramural competition, and inter-law school competition among the Minnesota-based law schools.