• 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


    Join Legal Studies Professor Leondra Hanson March 27 from 4-6 p.m. in West Hall 240 for a brief exploration of the current #MeToo movement and the frameworks that can create legal and cultural barriers to change.


    Kyle Knapp, a senior studying criminal justice, published an opinion piece in the MinnPost about the complex motives behind mass shootings based off of his research with Jillian Peterson.


    Hamline Piper hockey fans scored big when the Finnish women’s hockey team prevailed over the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) in the bronze medal game at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.