Centers and Institutes

William Mitchell has several academic centers and institutes in critical areas of the legal profession. Centers and institutes allow students to gain real-world experience by working closely with faculty and attorneys who are leading scholars, policymakers, and practitioners in these specialized areas of law.

Legal Practice Center

The heart of Mitchell's practical legal education, the Legal Practice Center is where students get real-world learning opportunities through skills courses and our top-ranked clinical programs. Each year, students put the theories they've studied in classrooms to work on as many as 600 legal matters for real clients.

Center for Negotiation & Justice

Students work with expert negotiators and leading scholars in dispute resolution to develop conflict- and dispute-resolution skills.

National Security Forum

Students get a front-row seat to the ongoing dialogue among top national security experts, scholars, policymakers, and journalists about the balance between liberty and security.

Center for Elder Justice & Policy

Students work with leading scholars to provide advocacy groups with resources, technology, and information critical to creating efficiencies in helping seniors and their families.

The Center for Law and Business

Provides law students with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to succeed as business leaders and business lawyers


Public Health Law Center

A national leader in public health law and policy, the center helps communities around the world use the law to advance public health.

Intellectual Property Institute

Professors foster and protect innovation through educational, research, and service initiatives while students develop practical skills in a variety of specialized areas.

Indian Law

William Mitchell’s Indian Law Program emphasizes practical legal education. Students learn from professors who have spent their careers working with Indian tribes.

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