St. Paul College of Law was established in 1900. It merged with the Minneapolis-Minnesota College of Law in 1956. The new institution was named William Mitchell College of Law. Its namesake was William B. Mitchell, a Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice and the school’s first dean. The revered law school has produced a who’s who of Minnesota politicians, corporate attorneys and judges. Among the notable alumni was Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice of the United States from 1969 until 1986. In 2015, the school merged with Hamline University of Law. It is now called Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Approximately 1,000 students attend in pursuit of the Juris Doctor degree.