• Volunteer Through the Minnesota Justice Foundation

    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 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:

    • Apply skills you obtained at Hamline
    • Build your resume and experiences for job and graduate applications
    • Explore different legal focuses (e.g. Housing, Business, Family, Civil Rights)
    • Learn about the law, how to interact with clients, research methods, and other helpful skills
    • Network with attorneys, legal assistants, nonprofit executives, and government agencies which builds valuable connections

    If you are interested in pursuing law-related volunteer opportunities, please email Susan Morrow (susan@mnjustice.org) 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.

    Also, don’t forget to join the Law and Justice Society for programming of interest to pre-law and paralegal students, as well as any student, regardless of major, who’s interested in issues of justice. Please email lawandjusticesociety@hamline.edu to be added to the email list for meeting times and events.