Students on the courtyard

Community

Civility, cooperation and support define the University of Minnesota Law School. While our faculty are some of the most accomplished scholars in the world, they also are eager to mentor and readily available to help you succeed. Our collegial culture emphasizes teamwork, problem solving, leadership and persuasion, skills that are essential beyond law school for all fields of employment.

With more than 13,000 alumni worldwide, the University of Minnesota Law School offers you access to alumni in leadership positions at large law firms, small boutique firms, corporate legal departments, public interest organizations, and the local, state and federal judiciary systems.

The Fighting Mondales Hockey Club
Success! Graduates celebrate with their friends and family at the Dean's Graduation Reception.
Students celebrate the Minnesota Twins home opener at the Law Library's annual baseball event.
Professor June Carbone hosts a potluck for students at her home.
Students and faculty at the Multicultural Student Welcome Reception
Students and faculty at the Dean's Graduation Reception
Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge Denise D. Reilly met with LL.M. students for a Q&A session about the Minnesota judicial system
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke informally with students after her public conversation with Professor Robert Stein
Professors and staff join admitted students for Campus Preview Weekend.
Students and alumni networking during Spring Alumni Weekend
Students socializing between classes
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor addresses the Minnesota Law community at Northrop Auditorium as a guest of the Robert A. Stein (’61) conversation series.
Student players in the Theatre of the Relatively Talentless orchestra await their next cue.
A scene from the 2017 Theatre of the Relatively Talentless production, “The TORT Producers.”
Incoming students of the class of 2019 attend an ice-cream social during orientation.
Professor Oren Gross (center) and students at Law Council’s annual Halloween party.
LL.M. students and the international and graduate programs coordinator get to know each other during first-day orientation.
Ryan Govier, Stephanna Szotkowski (‘14), Katie Edmond, and Shaun Fernandez (SOM ‘12) in New York during a park restoration project for the University’s Day of Service.