William Mitchell College of Law

William Mitchell College of Law is a law school located in St. Paul, Minnesota. It offers full and part-time legal education in pursuit of the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. It is accredited by the American Bar Association. The law school?s five predecessors (one in St. Paul, four in Minneapolis) were organized between 1900 and 1919 by attorneys who sought to open the doors of the legal profession to men and women, most of whom had to work full time to support themselves and often their families. The schools? faculties were composed of distinguished judges and lawyers who taught from a sense of duty to the public and the profession. William Mitchell celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2000.

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Quick Facts

Founded : 1956
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : N/A
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 152
Median GPA : 3.25
Acceptance Rate : 59%


William Mitchell Law School Admissions

William Mitchell Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 59% of its applicants. Comparatively, Williammitchell is Higher than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2021 1513 883 (58.36%) 320 (21.2%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 2.92 3.25 3.53
LSAT 148 152 156

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $39,560 $39,560
Part Time $28,690 $28,690
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: N/A
Living off-campus: $19,450
Living at home: N/A

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : N/A
Application Fee : N/A

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William Mitchell Law School Community

William Mitchell Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Williammitchell is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 25
  • Part Time : 190

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 111
  • # Minority Faculty : 22

RATIO

29.5 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : No
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : No

William Mitchell Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. William Mitchell College of Law 1L section size is 8% smaller than law schools in Minnesota and 12% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

William Mitchell Law School: 130
Minnesota Average: 141
PRIVATE School Average: 146
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 716
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 275
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 329
  • Law Journals : 125
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 8.3%
  • Second Year : 1.4%
  • Third Year : 0.4%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

William Mitchell Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The William Mitchell College of Law class of 2016 had an employment rate of 92% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2016, 98.1%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 38.0%
  • Business: 27.0%
  • Government: 11.0%
  • Public Interest: 5.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Minnesota: 87%
  • Wisconsin: 3%
  • Nevada: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 98.1%
  • First Time Takers: 268
  • Average School: 81.0%
  • Average State: 83.6%
  • Pass Difference: -2.6%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Minnesota : 83.7%
  • Passed : 203 of 251 (80.9%)
  • State Average : 83.6%
  • Difference : -2.8%