• 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

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    Criminal Justice Professor Jillian Peterson was interviewed by Jana Shortal about the mass shooter database that she has been building with 20 Hamline undergraduate students over the past year.

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    Criminal Justice Professor Jillian Peterson and Education Professor Letitia Basford presented on the Center for Justice and Law's (CJL) Summer of Justice events at the University of Washington, Tacoma.

    Leondra Hanson

    Leondra Hanson, professor of legal studies, will speak at the TedX Minneapolis event at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts on August 17.