Students work directly with tribal communities
Mitchell Hamline offers two Indian law clinics: Indian Law: Impact Litigation and Indian Law: Tribal Code Drafting. The clinics offer real-world contributions to society and to the law.
Indian Law Clinic helps Wisconsin tribes lift night-hunting ban. Indian tribes can once again hunt deer at night off-reservation in northern Wisconsin, under an order issued by a federal judge in Madison.
Indian Law Clinic students serve as public defenders in tribal courts on the Bois Forte and Menominee reservations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Indian Law program received a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice of more than $280,000 that allowed the program to provide even more help for Minnesota and Wisconsin Indian tribes and more experience for law students.
Indian Law Clinic has finished its first major trial. The clinic represented the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, the Sokaogon Chippewa Indian Community, and the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in a case before Judge Barbara Crabb of the Western District of Wisconsin.