• 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 collaboraion 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

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    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.

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    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.

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    The Center for Justice and Law’s Birth Behind Bars conference gathered hundreds from around the world to share stories of justice-impacted parenthood and to discuss advocacy and solutions.

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    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.