Bringing Justice to Life

The tools to advance justice

Lawyers play a crucial role in the fabric of society. They can give voice to those who go unheard, they provide insight and understanding about societal systems, and they have the tools to advance justice.

As a student and graduate of Mitchell Hamline, you will help your community improve through service and the pursuit of justice. You will empower individual clients who need help with large and small legal issues. You will achieve broad influence and impact in your communities and in the organizations you care about with your leadership.

Real clients. Real experience. Real justice.

Under the supervision of professors, students work in clinics with clients who are mothers, fathers, immigrants, and leaders of nonprofit organizations. Some clients are elderly. Some are unemployed. Some are accused of crimes. All are real people with real legal problems, and our students drive their representation.

Wrongful Conviction and Sentencing Clinic

The Wrongful Conviction and Sentencing Clinic will work on wrongful conviction investigations and projects referred from Attorney General Keith Ellison’s Conviction Review Unit (CRU).

Economic Inclusion Clinic

The Economic Inclusion Clinic focuses transactional legal work that positively impacts historically disenfranchised communities, including people of color, agricultural workers and rural small businesses.

Employment Discrimination Clinic

Represent clients who have filed charges with the EEOC based on claims of employment discrimination.

Nadine Graves ’17 on child protection

Scotty DuCharme ’19 on taking a client’s case to trial

Clinical Program Director Brad Colbert talks about the work of the LAMP and Reentry clinics

Immigration Clinic

Represent non-citizen clients applying for political asylum; immigration status for victims of domestic violence, violent crimes or trafficking; family-based immigration status; or other relief.

Native Law Clinic: Tribal Code Drafting

Typical projects include legislative drafting and reform; drafting and amendment of statutes; creation of mainstream, traditional, and hybrid dispute resolution processes; and policy document development.

Native American Law and Sovereignty Institute

Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners

Represent incarcerated persons on civil legal issues, primarily family law, prison conditions litigation and tort defense.

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A rigorous, practice-based experience

Preparing you to serve clients and communities

A challenging curriculum that gets you ready to practice. More than 20,000 alumni to help guide your path to your career. Whether you take classes full time or part time, on-campus or partially online, you’ll start learning the work of a lawyer by doing it. You’ll benefit from top-ranked programs in emerging specialties. You’ll be ready to make an immediate contribution in law, business, government, community service, or whatever field you pursue.

At Mitchell Hamline School of Law, we have been educating lawyers for more than 100 years but are still innovating to respond to the changing legal world.

Great in theory. Even better in practice.

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Saint Paul, MN 55105
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