Jun 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Legal Studies - WSU/Mitchell Hamline Law School 3+3 Program (MHSL) - BS Major

64 credits (no minor required)

2.0 GPA required.

Letter grade required in all major courses unless otherwise noted.

Students wishing to attend Mitchell Hamline School of Law can select this major. Upon completion of three years of work at WSU, students, upon successful admission to the Mitchell Hamline School of Law, can forego their final year of work at WSU. Their first year course curriculum at MHSL will count towards the completion of a BS from Winona State University. Thus, successful students would receive a BS from WSU and a JD from Mitchell Hamline in six years instead of seven. Interested students should speak to the Director of Legal Studies early in their WSU career and apply for admission to the 3+3 Program.

Legal Studies 3+3 (MHSL) Major Map  

Phase I. Interdisciplinary Foundations (21 credits)

These courses address topics related to the U.S. legal system in a variety of academic disciplines, ranging from history and political science to business and accounting.

Phase II. Legal Specialty Sequence (31 credits)

These courses concentrate on specific aspects of the legal profession. Legal specialty courses are offered in sequence (typically spring semester sophomore year).

Legal Studies (13 credits)

Internship & Electives (18 credits)

Electives (6 or 12 credits)

If completing 12 credits of Internship, select 6 elective credits. If completing 6 credits of Internship, select 12 elective credits.


* Students taking 6 internship credits and 12 elective credits may take an extra internship credit hour to meet the required 18 credits for this area.

Phase III. Mitchell Hamline Law School First Year Courses (12 credits)

In Phase III, students first year law school courses, upon successful completion, will help complete the requirements of the WSU BS in Legal Studies. Those courses are MH 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1415, 1651, and 2410.


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement