Dean, Academic Excellence
Professor of Law
Dean Sonbol is tasked with developing and implementing academic programs to ensure that all students at Mitchell Hamline succeed in law school and on the bar exam. As a member of the faculty, she also serves on faculty committees and teaches various courses. She also serves on the Senior Leadership Team at Mitchell Hamline.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
B.A., Psychology, magna cum laude, 2003, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
J.D., magna cum laude, 2008, Hamline University School of Law
Mitchell Hamline School of Law: dean, academic excellence, 2017–
Thomson Reuters, Eagan, Minn., education program developer, 2016
University of Minnesota Law School, Twin Cities, bar exam program developer & instructor – independent contractor, 2015–16
John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Ga., assistant dean of students, 2015
Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, La., assistant professor of legal writing and analysis, 2010–15
Stinson Leonard Street, Minneapolis, Minn., corporate real estate attorney, 2008–10; law clerk, 2006–08
Two truths and a lie
Dean Sonbol graduated college at 19 years old.
Dean Sonbol loves to eat rabbit because it is a delicacy in Egyptian culture and she is Egyptian.
Dean Sonbol is obsessed with her dog Zeak who is a Chihuaha.