Beyond the Classroom

Learning isn’t limited to the classroom at Mills. Take a look at some of the opportunities you can have while minoring in legal studies.

Moot Court

Legal studies minors may participate in the annual Moot Court oral arguments. This exciting opportunity allows students to spend a semester developing their topic and defense for a simulated day-in-court. Working in pairs, students address constitutional issues before a panel of professors and attorneys. Panelists rigorously question students about their arguments, as would occur in an oral argument before the Supreme Court of the United States.


As a global center for innovation in technology, science, and the arts, the San Francisco Bay Area is home to a wide range of employers that provide opportunities for students to gain work experience. Our career services office can help you identify internship experiences relevant to your goals. Students pursuing related areas of study have recently interned at nonprofit and governmental organizations such as:

  • California Public Interest Research Group
  • International Rescue Committee
  • US House of Representatives

Activities & Resources

The Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College organizes an annual conference and special events throughout the year featuring business leaders, policy makers, and social activists who are working to create sustainable, socially responsible organizations. These events provide opportunities for you to explore issues such as inequality and environmental sustainability and learn about the ways that businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies are working to solve these problems.