Beth Honetschlager

Professor of Legal Writing
Email: bhonetschlager@hamline.edu
Phone: 651-523-2068


BA, Macalester College
MA, University of Iowa
JD, University of Iowa


“Words are lawyers’ tools, so it is very important for students to learn to effectively use words to inform and persuade. In addition, students must learn to effectively find the law, so they can give the best answers to the questions they have been asked. The legal research and writing program at Hamline uses a combination of legal writing classes, legal research instruction, and individual tutorials to help students acquire excellent legal research and writing skills.”

Areas of expertise: Legal writing, legal research.

Recent courses taught: Legal Research and Writing I, Legal Research and Writing II.

View Instructor Honetschlager's research: SSRN Author Page -- Beth Honetschlager

Instructor Beth Honetschlager teaches first-year and upper-level courses in Hamline’s legal research and writing program. She has a passion for good writing and enjoys working with students as they learn to read, think, and write about the law.

Before joining the Hamline faculty, Honetschlager was a research attorney and editor with the Legal Research Center in Minneapolis, where she performed legal research and wrote briefs, office memoranda, multi-state surveys of the law, and other documents. She also edited other attorneys’ writing.

Honetschlager has taught legal writing at the University of Minnesota Law School and has clerked for a Hennepin County district court judge. She graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law with distinction, and she was a note and comment editor for the Iowa Law Review. She is a member of the Legal Writing Institute, Minnesota Women Lawyers, Minnesota State Bar Association, and American Bar Association.



Judicial Clerkships: A Bibliography, 8 LEGAL COMM. & RHETORIC: JALWD 239 (2011). (with Mary Dunnewold and Brenda Tofte).

Judicial Clerkships: A Practical Guide (Carolina Academic Press 2010). (with Mary Dunnewold and Brenda Tofte).