From orientation to commencement, academic life at the University of Minnesota Law School goes well beyond the legal fundamentals. Learning thrives in the classroom but also extends to hands-on volunteer and clinical experiences, rigorous legal writing and advocacy training, journals and moot court opportunities, and a fascinating range of lectures, debates, and panel discussions on timely legal topics.
The Law School’s place within the world-class University of Minnesota affords students with opportunities to bridge interdisciplinary boundaries through a joint or dual degree program. Or, students can hone their expertise through a concentration in Business Law, Criminal Justice, Environmental and Energy Law, Health Law and Bioethics, Human Rights Law, Intellectual Property and Technology Law, International Law, and Labor and Employment Law.
No matter what a student’s goals are in earning a law degree, the Law School’s academic life is designed to help graduates not only think like lawyers, but also successfully perform the roles of lawyers.
Dean of Students
Spring Exams & Summer Break
Please note that during spring exams and summer break office hours are not set each week, however the Dean of Students Office is happy to meet with students by appointment. If you would like to meet, please email your name, contact information, availability, and reason for meeting to LawDos@umn.edu.
If you need help on a personal matter, please visit the University resources listed at http://www.mentalhealth.umn.edu/, or at the Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers website at www.mnlcl.org.
For immediate assistance from Student Services staff during business hours, please visit the Information Desk on the 2nd floor.