School of Law Hamline University

St. Paul, MN
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May 1
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Hamline University School of Law

Small classes, top-ranked professors, and a spirit of collaboration distinguish Hamline Law, where students are challenged and supported as they gain the knowledge and practical skills needed to become advocates and problem solvers for clients and employers. Experiential learning is at the heart of a Hamline Law degree or certificate.

Hamline Law's location in the highly desirable Twin Cities metropolitan area provides students with opportunities for applying their classroom learning through practical hands-on, field work in the public sector or government, robust non-profits, distinctly Minnesotan private industries, or private practices with which Hamline is associated. Minneapolis/St. Paul also provides students with ample choices for recreation, cultural events, dining and shopping to contribute to students' quality of life.

Juris Doctorate

Hamline Law understands that today more than ever, meaningful experience needs to be the core of any legal education, which is why Hamline integrates skill training and work experience throughout every facet of the curriculum. Practical field experiences bring classroom theory to bear in real-world legal settings that fully prepare students for a fulfilling career. Faculty continually develop compelling new ways to instruct students, which is why Hamline has been named one of the nation's most innovative law schools by "National Jurist."

Hamline Law's JD degree prepares students for JD-required and JD-preferred careers in a variety of settings. Students may choose between full-time weekday JD and part-time JD programs. In connection with other Hamline University graduate programs, Hamline Law offers dual degrees -- JD and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Fine Arts in Writing (MFA), Master in Public Administration (MPA), Master in Nonprofit Management (MNM), or Organizational Leadership (MAOL).

Certificate Programs

Hamline Law's nationally renowned centers of excellence -- the Dispute Resolution Institute, the Health Law Institute and the Business Law Institute -- offer professionals and law students the opportunity to develop specialized skills in concentrated areas of law through the pursuit of Certificates in:

- Certificate in Bank Compliance

- Business Law Certificate with IP Concentration

- Business Law Certificate and International Business Negotiation Certificate

- Advocacy and Problem-Solving Certificate

- Certificate in Dispute Resolution

- Global Arbitration Law and Practice Certificate

- Health Law Certificate

- Compliance Certificate

- Online Certificate

Ranked 4th in the nation in dispute resolution ("America's Best Graduate Schools: US News & World Report" 2014 edition), Hamline has 2 decades of experience teaching law students together with other professionals in the Dispute Resolution Institute with a key goal of producing conflict interveners who can deliver real value to employers through their ability to creatively anticipate and solve complex problems.

Master in the Study of Law

Offered as both an online and classroom program, Hamline Law's Master in the Study of Law program is designed for working professionals who recognize that a sophisticated understanding of law and conflict resolution will make them more valuable in their current jobs -- or the next ones. Available in two concentrations, "Conflict Resolution" and "Healthcare Compliance," the Master in the Study of Law can be completed in 12 months.

Hamline University

Hamline University, established in 1854, is the oldest university in the state of Minnesota and attracts a diverse group of 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students who develop their passions working alongside professors invested in their success. Challenged to create and apply knowledge in local and global contexts, Hamline students develop an ethic of inclusive leadership and service, civic responsibility, and social justice. Hamline is the top-ranked university in Minnesota in its class according to "US News & World Report," and the only Minnesota school in its class to be considered a "best value."

Location & Contact

School of Law

Hamline University

1536 Hewitt Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104-1284
United States

Jean Holloway


Phone: 651-523-2968
Fax: 651-523-2435

Emily Dunsworth

Director of Admissions

Phone: 800-388-3688
Fax: 651-523-3064

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Juris Doctor (JD)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Fine Arts (JD/MFA)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Library and Information Science (JD/MLIS)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management (JD/MANM)
      Master of Laws (LL M)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (JD/MAOL)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Public Administration (JD/MAPA)
      Master in the Study of Law (MSL)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 2
    • Doctoral Degrees 110
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


62% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 690
    • Accepted 433
    • Acceptance Rate 62
    • Enrolled 88
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline May 1st August 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT, GRE or LSAT, 2 letters of recommendation
    • Doctoral's DegreesLSAT, 2 letters of recommendation
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students439
    • Female Percentage55%
    • Male Percentage45%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students439
    • Part-time Percentage30%
    • Full-time Percentage70%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian81%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native2%
    • Asian5%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown3%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty67
    • Full-time Percentage49%
    • Part-time Percentage51%
    • Female Percentage54%
    • Male Percentage46%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchAlternative dispute resolution, intellectual property, health law/bio ethic, business law, ethics/public law
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported




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