• 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

    Center for Justice and Law will be hosting a research presentation with Dr. Jula Hughes as part of the response to the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and sexual and gender minorities in Canada on Thursday, April 6 from 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. in West Hall 240. 

     

    Dr. Wallace "Wally" Swan, who teaches public administration in the Hamline School of Business, recently finished three articles for the Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy and Governance. 

     

    Under the direction of Kelly Rodgers Holmes, Hamline's Mock Trial Program hosted an American Mock Trial Association sponsored regional tournament February 24-26. The three-day event involved twenty-four teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and North Dakota and more than 75 volunteer judges including 14 Hamline alumni.