Elizabeth Thompson, an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline since 1991, has taught both skills-based courses and clinical courses. She is currently teaching the Employment Discrimination Mediation Representation Clinic as well as two sections of Client Interviewing and Counseling. She was previously teaching Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation. She was practitioner in residence for two years teaching an Advanced Negotiation course.
She received her Bachelor of Science with Distinction from the University of Minnesota and her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, a predecessor school of Mitchell Hamline. She has experience in both civil and criminal law, including employment law and disability law. She is a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral in the State of Minnesota. Additionally, she served as a hearing review officer to conduct Appellate Review of Special Education Due Process Hearings for the Minnesota Department of Education, and is past director of the Minnesota Advocacy Institute. She teaches Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiating at the University of Minnesota Law School and is a clinical adjunct at Mitchell Hamline. She is a volunteer attorney with Children’s Law Center.