• 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

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    A number of students have been working with Criminal Justice Professor Jillian Peterson on building a large database of the psycho-social histories of mass shooters. This timely project has received national media attention.

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    Legal Studies Professor Leondra Hanson gave an interview on KARE 11 TV's Breaking the News about Harvey Weinstein and the barriers to reporting sexual harassment claims.

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    Criminal Justice Professor Jillian Peterson spoke with Minnesota Public Radio about a project she and 12 Hamline students are working on which explores the histories of 134 mass shooters over the past 50 years.