• Student Opportunities

    Hamline undergraduate/post-baccalaureate students are now eligible to engage in volunteer opportunities through the Mitchell|Hamline School of Law’s (MHSL) chapter of the Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF). MJF strives for justice by creating opportunities to perform public interest and pro bono legal services. Previously reserved for law students, these opportunities are now open to all Hamline University students through Hamline’s unique relationship with the MHSL’s chapter of MJF. We encourage students in all areas of study with an interest in law or justice to engage as a volunteer. The benefits of participating in law-related volunteer opportunities through the Minnesota Justice Foundation include:

    • Applying the skills you obtained at Hamline.
    • Building your résumé and experiences for job and graduate applications.
    • Exploring different legal issues (e.g. housing, business, family, civil rights).
    • Learning about the law, how to interact with clients, research methods, and other helpful skills.
    • Networking with attorneys, legal assistants, nonprofit executives, and government agencies.

    If you are interested in pursuing law-related volunteer opportunities, please email Susan Morrow to set up a consultation. She will evaluate your individual interests and schedule to help you find a placement. Students who volunteer extensively will have the opportunity to be recognized by the Center for Justice and Law. In addition, volunteer hours through MJF can be counted toward the service requirement of University Honors.