1L Resources

We welcome you to your 1L year at Minnesota Law! You will find useful information below to help guide different aspects of your first year. The first part of the page focuses on supporting your academic program; the second shares additional logistical resources.

1L Faculty Advising

Each 1L student has an assigned faculty advisor. Learn more about faculty advising opportunities.

1L Elective Advising Videos

View the 1L elective advising videos in which faculty discuss your course options for the spring semester.

Concentration Advising Videos

View the concentration advising videos in which faculty discuss the study as well as practical and employment opportunities that each concentration provides.

Student Support Resources

Financial Aid

For questions regarding Financial Aid, contact Jim Parker, Financial Aid Counselor for the Law School, at j-park1@umn.edu or 612-626-0750. For questions about Law School scholarships, contact Kate Snowdon, Associate Director of Admissions, at ksnowdon@umn.edu or 612-626-1103.

Parking and Transit

Visit the Parking & Transportation Services website for information on student contract parking and other campus transit options, including the UPass transit pass.

For information on metro bus and light rail routes and the "Green Line" Central Corridor light rail construction, visit Metro Transit or the Metropolitan Council.

U Card Access to Mondale Hall and the Law Library

Your student ID card (U Card) grants you 24-hour access to Mondale Hall, the Law Library, and the building's printing stations. You may obtain your U Card from the U Card Office (room G22, Coffman Memorial Union, East Bank) once you have enrolled. Access to these resources is typically granted during orientation, but may vary depending on when you were issued your U Card.

If you experience access issues with your U Card or don't get your U Card until after orientation, complete and submit the U Card Activation form for Mondale Hall.

If your U Card is damaged, lost or stolen, visit the U Card Office.

Note that when trying to access Mondale Hall outside of building hours, you may need to swipe your card through the card reader a few times before getting a "green light".

Also, at no time will your U Card give you access to the Library doors on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th floors. The only student entrance and exit to the Library is on the first floor plaza.

Law Technology Office (Law Library, room 260)

The Law Technology Office, aka The Laptop Center, is located in Room 260 of the Law Library. You must enter the Law Library on the first floor and then go to the second floor within the Law Library to get to room 260.

Additional Resources