• The Hamline University Center for Justice and Law

    Advancing Access to Justice

    The Hamline Center for Justice and Law works to advance justice by developing creative, concrete, and equitable solutions to legal issues and policy concerns through teaching, research, and active collaboration with community partners and policy makers.

    The Center accomplishes its work by drawing on interdisciplinary synergies at Hamline to engage in:

    • Active collaboration with community partners in finding solutions to contemporary problems and critical issues. Our current partners include the Minnesota Innocence Project, Minnesota Justice Foundation, Inside-Out Prison Exchange, World Without Genocide, and the Mediation Center.
    • Innovative teaching and professional development that draws on a broad array of disciplines to provide high-impact educational experiences and to connect students with community partners and pre-professional opportunities that include, for example, Inside-Out Prison Exchange, Hamline J-term and May-term courses, CLE, CEU, and training.
    • Transformative research and support of collaborative projects, including community-based, student, applied research, and high impact research.
    • Public symposia that bring together national and local scholars and advocates.

    These synergies are rooted in collaborative Hamline academic programs that include:

  • News

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    Jason Sole, adjunct instructor in the Criminal Justice Department, spoke at the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) Annual Conference during their opening plenary session titled Pursuing Regional Equity in the Twin Cities on Thursday, April 20 in Minneapolis. Sole is also the president of the Minneapolis Chapter of the NAACP.

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    Jim Scheibel, Hamline School of Business professor of practice and former Saint Paul mayor, writes for the MinnPost on why National Service should be expanded and not ended. You can read the full article on MinnPost's website.

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    Jillian Peterson, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, co-authored an article for the StarTribune on the recent trend of posting gruesome acts online. You can read the entire article on the StarTribune's website.