• 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 connects students with community partners and pre-professional opportunities, including the 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


    The Center for Justice and Law is pleased to announce that, as of June 1, Dr. Jillian Peterson, assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science, will begin serving as its director.


    Criminal Justice Professor Jillian Peterson presented her research on evidence-based police crisis intervention at the Office of Justice Programs Conference on Crime and Victimization in Brainerd, Minnesota.


    Gina Erickson, professor in the Hamline Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science, recently published her research in the journal Longitudinal and Life-Course Studies.