The Minnesota Law community

Our Community

The Minnesota Law community

Our Community: Active and Committed

Minnesota Law cultivates diverse academic, collegial, and community networking opportunities for students through a wide array of student-led events convened by student affinity organizations and groups that sponsor a large number of diversity, equity, and inclusion-focused events each year.

Recent topics include:

  • A Summit on Civil Rights
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Not a Crime to be Poor
  • We Are All Criminals
  • Solutions to Mass Incarcerations
  • Dialogue on Racism and Xenophobia

Student Perspectives

What I have seen at Minnesota Law is a genuine commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. -Eduardo Castro, 2L

Wellness and Wellbeing

Welcome & Wellness Room

Minnesota Law offers several ways for students, staff, and faculty to engage with the Law School and surrounding communities. However, we know that self-care is also important. 

Yoga in Minnesota Law Wellness RoomMinnesota Law offers a Welcome and Wellness room in N20. Students can relax in a quiet space, take yoga, read, or meditate during the day.

PAWS: Pet Away Worries and Stress

Stressed out? Come de-stress and forget about your worries with Boynton Health. PAWS sessions feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, bunnies, chickens, and other therapy animals like cats, miniature horses, Guinea pigs and fancy rats—that you are welcome to interact with and pet.

PAWS: Pet Away Your StressCheck Minnesota Law’s Event Calendar for the schedule of PAWS sessions at the Law School. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community.

Additional Student Resources

Managing stress and addressing personal or health barriers are keys to success in law school and legal practice. Minnesota Law encourages students to seek help for personal, family, academic, or health challenges that arise during law school. Additional student support resources are always available to our community.

Notable Alumni

Affinity Groups

Students also expand their networks by connecting with such Twin Cities-based professional groups as the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, Minnesota Women Lawyers, and the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association. Minnesota Law alumni are well represented in these organizations and provide mentoring to our students.

Minnesota Law Affinity Groups


Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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