• 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

    • Oct. 25
      9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

      What issues do individuals face after their criminal sentence is served, what is Minnesota doing to facilitate this transition, and where are we falling short? We tackle these questions and many more in this full-day conference featuring Emily Baxter author of We Are All Criminals and Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, along with an expert panel of impacted individuals.

    • Nov. 9
      4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

      Hear the results and analysis from leaders of one of the most significant studies of mass shootings in history—the mass shooter database project. Led by Hamline University’s Jillian Peterson, Ph.D., and featuring James Densley, Ph.D. from Metropolitan State University, this event will share insights from the database project and offer new ways for law enforcement, mental health professionals, and the legal system to approach this critical issue.

    • 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

  • The Center for Justice and Law invites you to submit an abstract of a paper topic to present at a cross disciplinary symposium organized by the IP Institute at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and the Center for Justice and Law at Hamline University to be held on March 29, 2019 in St. Paul, Minnesota.