• Center for Justice and Law Events

    The Center for Justice and Law is excited to announce our 2018-2019 lineup of events. Featuring a wide range of prominent speakers, these events aim to further the Center’s mission of advancing justice through education and action.

    Follow the links below to register for upcoming events and join our mailing list to receive event updates.

    Continuing Education Credits Available

    Participants are eligible to receive Continued Legal Education (CLE) or Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits. Explore the events below for more details.

    2018-2019 Events

  • Upcoming Hamline Events

    • Feb. 22
      9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

      This full-day event focuses on the criminalization of poverty and homelessness in the Twin Cities. Participate in a poverty simulation led by MN Community Action Partnership, designed to help participants understand what it might be like to live in a low-income family. And, explore solutions with a panel of experts that you can take forward in your communities.

    • Apr. 26
      9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

      This full-day event explores the complex issues of mental illness in the criminal justice system including policing, jails and prisons, solitary confinement, juvenile justice, women's issues, trauma, substance use, probation and parole, and reentry.

  • Event Updates and Announcements

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    On Thursday, October 25 Hamline University will be the site of a full-day conference addressing the challenges that individuals face after criminal conviction including access to housing, employment, parenting, and voting rights. Presented by the Hamline Center for Justice and Law and the Minnesota Second Chance Coalition.

    Hamline Grant News

    Dr. Colleen Bell, professor of Women's Studies, and Dr. Shelly Schaefer, professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science, have been awarded a grant of $5,000 from the Minnesota Department of Corrections to support an innovative course offered this semester that allows Hamline students and residents of Minnesota Correctional Facility at Shakopee to study together.