President, Alumni Association
Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
Frances Kern serves as an assistant attorney general in the civil division of the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General. In that role, she investigates allegations of consumer fraud and brings enforcement actions to remedy violations of state and federal consumer-protection laws. Ms. Kern previously clerked for the Honorable Thomas Kalitowski, the Honorable Randolph Peterson, the Honorable Heidi Schellhas, and the Honorable Denise Reilly of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and the Honorable Jeanne J. Graham of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. She also practiced business litigation for a time. As a law student, she served as executive editor of the William Mitchell Law Review and published scholarship in Volumes 38 and 39. Ms. Kern currently serves as president of the Mitchell Hamline alumni board and is co-chair of the Federal Bar Association’s law school outreach committee.
Mitchell Hamline Trustee
Trustee since 2018.
EducationB.A., magna cum laude, classics, Carleton College
M.A., classics, UCLA
J.D., summa cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law