2 Law Schools in Minnesota Will Merge

February 19, 2015

William Mitchell College of Law, a free-standing institution, and the law school of Hamline University will merge, the institutions have announced. Both are located in St. Paul. The combined law school will be known as Mitchell|Hamline School of Law and "will be an autonomous, nonprofit institution governed by an independent board of trustees, with a strong, visible and long-lasting affiliation to Hamline University," said a statement from the Mitchell law school. An analysis in MinnPost noted that both law schools have been seeking more students, but that many experts believe that the Minnesota legal education scene has more law schools than it may need.


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