• 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

    Colonel Ann Wright will offer her insights on what we might expect from the Trump Administration in regard to the Middle East on Friday, March 3 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Center for Justice and Law, West Hall 240. Sponsored by the Center for Justice and Law and the Department of Political Science.

     

    Hamline's public administration programs build on an impressive track record of more than 30 years of preparing dedicated public servants who make important decisions that influence all areas of the sector: public safety, transportation, education, utilities, food safety, public health, and environmental control. Recently, the success of public administration and criminal justice alumni in the public safety sector has been particularly evident on the statewide and even international stage. 

     

    Michigan State University invited Dr. Shelly Schaefer, criminal justice, to participate in the winter 2017 Smart Suite Researcher Practitioner Fellows Academy in Denver, Colorado. The goal of the academy is to support effective integration of research into Smart Justice programs and to enhance the capacity for local crime prevention and reduction.