Minnesota Justice Foundation: Serving those in need
The Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) is nonprofit organization committed to promoting social justice and improving legal services to those who have been under-represented by the legal profession. Every year, more than 50 percent of Mitchell Hamline students participate voluntarily in pro bono work through MJF.
Consortium for Innovative Legal Education
Mitchell Hamline belongs to the Consortium for Innovative Legal Education, or CILE, in a partnership with California Western School of Law in San Diego, New England Law | Boston in Boston, and South Texas College of Law in Houston. It is the only program of its kind in the United States and allows students to partake in classes at any of the other three CILE law schools, many via video conferencing, as well as programs and study abroad options offered through the CILE schools.
Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Consortium
Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers is an initiative of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System dedicated to aligning legal education with the needs of an evolving profession. Mitchell Hamline is a member of the ETL consortium, which works with a network of leaders from both law schools and the legal profession to develop solutions to support effective models of legal education.
Minnesota Elder Justice Center
The Minnesota Elder Justice Center is located at Mitchell Hamline and works to prevent and alleviate abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of elders and vulnerable adults.
World Without Genocide
World without Genocide is located at Mitchell Hamline and works to protect innocent people around the world; prevents genocide by fighting racism and prejudice; advocates for the prosecution of perpetrators; and remembers those whose lives and cultures have been destroyed by violence.
China University of Political Science and Law’s College of Comparative Law
Mitchell Hamline and China University work together to provide each school’s students with study abroad opportunities. The two schools also have a faculty exchange program, organize joint conferences, and collaborate on scholarly articles related to comparative law.
Aichi University Law School, Nagoya, Japan
Mitchell Hamline and Aichi University Law School and a Letter of Understanding that facilitates exchanges of faculty, students, and thought between the schools, leading to a broader understanding of law in the two different cultures.
Real-World Learning Opportunities
Mitchell Hamline partners with public and private organizations large and small to provide students with volunteer experience, externship opportunities, and pro bono work experience.
Our partners in the community include
Faegre Baker Daniels
Guzman Law Firm
Housing Alliance Law Office
Immigration Law Center of Minnesota
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
Volunteer Lawyers Network
Briggs and Morgan
Pohlad Family Foundation
Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis Senior Law Project
Public Defender’s Office, Buffalo, Minn.
Executive Office for Immigration Review
Minneapolis Veterans Hospital Office of Regional Counsel
Neighborhood Justice Center
St. Paul City Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division
Minnesota Tax Court
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Ramsey County Guardian Ad Litem Program
Minnesota Kinship Caregivers Association