• The Hamline University Center for Justice and Law

    The Center for Justice and Law works to advance justice by developing creative, concrete, and equitable solutions to legal issues and policy concerns. The center accomplishes our work by drawing on interdisciplinary synergies at Hamline to engage in: active collaboration with community partners, innovative teaching and professional development, transformative research opportunities, and public symposia bringing together local and national scholars, activists, and practitioners. This year, our theme is Immigrant and Refugee Health, Justice, and the Law. 

    Meet Susi Keefe
    Associate Professor - Sociology; Director - Center for Justice and Law

    Susi Keefe
  • News


    In his first year as an assistant professor, Jamie Spaulding brought his expertise in forensic and investigative science to Hamline classrooms and secured new equipment for students.

    Photo of Brian Tolkkinen

    With a Master in the Study of Law, Brian Tolkkinen ’21 can communicate more effectively with his company’s attorneys and bridge gaps between teams.


    There is no bigger issue in Minnesota – or for that matter, the United States – than police reform. Now, a Hamline associate professor has an opportunity to have a significant say in how Minnesota law enforcement officers are trained.


    Gina Erickson, professor of criminal justice and forensic science, recently presented the paper "Context Matters: Long-Term Effects of Juvenile Correctional Confinement" at the Population Association of America Conference in Denver, Colorado.