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The greater Twin Cities are the focal point of a progressive, distinctive and vibrant metropolitan area of nearly 3 million people. Neighborhoods adjacent to campus are alive with diversity and student-centric activities, while the nearby downtown centers of St. Paul and Minneapolis offer the shopping, dining, arts and theater of a dynamic metropolis.

Location enhances learning

The Twin Cities are a regional hub for commercial and governmental activity. With the State Capitol building, the Minnesota Supreme Court and a U.S. Federal District Court within easy reach of campus, our law students have the unique opportunity to observe governmental agencies and the judiciary in action as part of a virtual classroom.

Students can consult with government personnel, research public records and attend judicial, legislative or administrative hearings, including federal and state trial and appellate courts.

Law students also enjoy close access to the Twin Cities’ sophisticated legal community, which serves local, national and international clients. These firms, along with government agencies and public interest groups, offer a wide range of clerkships and career opportunities.

Housing: The Twin Cities’ diverse and vibrant neighborhoods offer everything from multistudent rentals to apartments and lofts.

Law Student Organizations: Community activism, practice-area clubs and many other activities keep our students well rounded and involved.

City Life: Whether it’s shopping and dining on Nicollet Avenue, a stroll through the sculpture gardens, or a visit to St. Paul’s historic Fitzgerald Theater, there’s something nearby for you.

Explore Minnesota: The “Land of 10,000 Lakes” offers endless recreational opportunities for hiking, boating, cycling and other outdoor sports.