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Olson offers expertise on self-defense laws


Hamline Law Professor Joseph Olson recently shared his expertise on the law of self-defense with multiple news outlets following two recent shootings.

After two kids were killed when breaking into a Minnesota man's home on Thanksgiving, Olson was quoted twice in Newsweek. He was interviewed by Winston Ross for the blog, "The Daily Beast." Olson was quoted in a Star Tribune article and interviewed by MPR News as well.

This week, Olson also spoke to the Star Tribune about an incident involving a shooting in Rochester, Minn.

Olson has written chapters in three books on the law of self-defense and testified before the Minnesota Legislature on the subject.

Learn more:
Star Tribune: Rochester man searching for an intruder shoots his granddaughter  
Star Tribune: Little Falls teen slayings caught on tape
The Daily Beast: Minnesota Killings Spark Debate over Self-Defense Laws
Star Tribune: Little Falls teen shooting deaths called 'cold-blooded’
MPR News: Understanding the line between self defense and murder