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Two St. Paul law schools to merge


The Hamline University School of Law and the William Mitchell College of Law, just three miles apart from each other in St. Paul, Minnesota, have both seen sharply declining enrollment in the last few years. Today they announced their merger:

On Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law signed an agreement to combine. The union will bring together two schools that have shaped Minnesota's legal landscape for more than a combined 154 years, creating the top law school in the Midwest for students seeking a rigorous, practical, and problem solving approach to legal education.

The combined school will be named Mitchell|Hamline School of Law and will be located primarily on William Mitchell's existing campus in Saint Paul.