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    Congratulations on your admission to Hamline Law!

    We are committed to doing everything we can to ensure your success – both during law school and throughout your career.

    Admitted Student Events

    The best way to get to know Hamline Law is to join us at our Admitted Student Day on April 5, 2014. You’ll meet faculty, students, and alumni and experience first-hand what it is like to be a part of our warm learning community. An invitation will be sent via email in February. Private visits can also be arranged by calling (651) 523-2461.

    Register for Admitted Student Day here

    Connect with Future Classmates

    In addition to attending Admitted Student Day, you can get to know your fellow classmates by joining our Hamline Law Admitted Student Facebook Group. You can connect with other admitted students and become an active member of the Hamline Law Community before arriving on campus.

    Hamline Law 2014 Incoming Class Facebook Group

    Required Action Items

    You must complete the following action items in order to assure your place in the Fall 2014 entering class:  

    • Piperline. One of your first steps as an admitted student is to access Piperline, the University’s secure website. Login information, including a Hamline ID and PIN, will be sent to all admitted students via email. If you do not receive your ID and PIN, please contact the Office of Admissions. You will use Piperline to complete several of the required actions items below, including: making tuition payments, accessing your Hamline University email account, registering for classes, signing the Financial Agreement and Disclosure Form, and completing your immunization record.

    • Pay tuition deposit. You must pay your $500 tuition deposit to reserve a seat in the Fall 2014 entering class. Please check your admission letter for your deposit deadline. Online deposits may be paid through Piperline via credit card or e-check. You may also mail a check to: Hamline University School of Law Office of Admissions, MS-D2001, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237.

    • Sign the Financial Agreement and Disclosure Form. All first year students must complete the Financial Disclosure Agreement form on Piperline. The cost for full-time tuition for 2014-2015 is $38,190. The cost for part-time tuition is $27,496. Merit based scholarships were awarded to qualified students at the time of admission. If you plan to seek additional financial aid in the form of student loans, please complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. Hamline’s FAFSA code is 002354. Financial aid letters are typically distributed on a rolling basis, beginning in mid-March. If you have any questions about financial aid or tuition payments, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (651)523-3000.

    • Complete the immunization history form. Immunization forms must be filled out by all students. Forms are accessed through Piperline using your Hamline ID and PIN. All entering students are required to have health insurance. You will automatically be enrolled in Hamline University's Health Insurance Plan, but you can choose to waive this enrollment if you have other insurance coverage. Any questions about your immunization record, the form submission process, or the University's health insurance policy should be directed to the Office of Counseling and Health Services at (651)523-2204.

    • Update your contact information. Your preferred email address and current mailing address provided in your application will be used for all Hamline-related correspondence. Please update your contact information with the admissions office immediately, if it changes: lawadm@hamline.edu or (651) 523-2461. You will be issued a Hamline email address on August 1, 2014.

    • Request a final transcript from your undergraduate degree-granting institution. An official, final copy of the transcript from your undergraduate degree-granting institution must be received prior to the start of classes and your matriculation at Hamline University School of Law. The transcript(s) you submitted to LSAC.org during the application process do NOT qualify. Please have your degree-granting institution send the transcript to: Hamline University School of Law Office of Admissions, MS-D2001, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237.

    • Fulfill the computer requirement. The 2014-2015 computer requirements and recommended system guidelines are available here: 2014-2015 Computer Requirements

    • Obtain a Hamline University photo identification card. All Hamline students are required to possess a photo identification card, which can be obtained from the University's Office of Safety and Security any time after paying the tuition deposit. Your photo ID is required to use the law library and the Walker Fieldhouse, as well as other services on campus. Photo ID cards should be obtained prior to the start of classes and can be done at orientation.

    • Register for classes. The Office of the Registrar will automatically enroll first-year students. All students who have paid their tuition deposit will receive information about registration from the Office of the Registrar this spring. Course descriptions are available online

    • Purchase textbooks. First-year students may purchase their textbooks from the School of Law Bookstore after August 1, 2014. Reading ahead is not recommended by professors. First-year syllabi will be posted in August.

    • Attend orientation. Orientation is mandatory. Orientation for Fall 2014 Weekend JD students is August 9-10, 2014, and orientation for weekday, LLM, and transfer students is August 18-19, 2014. Please see the Incoming Student Orientation page for further information and updates. Weekend classes begin Saturday, August 16, 2014, and weekday classes begin Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

    Other Action Items

    Some students may wish to pursue the following items prior to the start of classes:

    • Register your vehicle (parking permits). All students are encouraged to register their vehicles with the Office of Safety and Security. Campus parking permits are required to park in any of the campus parking lots. Permits are assigned by the Office of Safety and Security following the results of a lottery, which will take place in late August. For more information about campus parking, to register your vehicle, or to sign up for the permit lottery, please refer to the Hamline University Parking Policy.

    • Reserve space in Hamline housing. School of Law students have the opportunity to live on campus in the University's Graduate Apartments. Students may reserve a space in the apartments by taking the following steps: 
      • Submit the $500.00 tuition deposit to the Office of Admissions (see above)
      • Submit the $250.00 non-refundable housing deposit to the Office of Residential life via Piperline.
      • More information is available on the Hamline apartment webpage.
      Please remember space is limited. Apartments are reserved on a first-come, first served basis, and often fill fast. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residential Life at (651)523-2061. Students seeking off campus housing are encouraged to use websites such as Rent.com, Craigslist, or ApartmentList.com. Hamline University is located in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul. Neighborhoods near Hamline University include: Como Park, Highland Park, Macalaster-Groveland, Summit Avenue, and Grand Avenue. If you have any questions about potential neighborhoods or housing, feel free to contact the Office of Admissions.

    • Law Preview Scholarships Sponsored by Lexis Nexis  Law Preview (the nation's largest law school prep course) has teamed up with Lexis Nexis (the world's leading legal research provider) to provide Law Preview Scholarships to members of our entering class.  These scholarships are designed to help entering students prepare for the unique challenges they will face during their 1L year at Hamline Univ. School of Law by paying the cost of tuition for a law school prep course.  Visit the following URL to see if you meet the scholarship criteria:   www.lawpreview.com/scholarships