Emerita Clinical Professor of Law
“To think justly we must understand the perspective of others. Working with Mitchell Hamline’s clinical law program gives students the opportunity to experience real life legal issues, learn how to recognize disparate treatment, and see issues from various personal backgrounds and experiences.”
B.A., University of Wisconsin
J.D., UCLA School of Law
Professor Brooks Hunter was elected the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Ho-Chunk Nation, formerly the Wisconsin Winnebago Nation. She currently serves as a tribal appellate judge for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and has served as an appellate judge for the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribe. She has also conducted workshops on the Indian Child Welfare Act and cultural issues of American Indians.
Brooks Hunter serves on the board of directors for Children’s Law Center of Minnesota. She is a leader in the area of the rights of children in the legal system and on creating a voice for children in the courts.
Active in the community, she has worked for the Neighborhood Justice Center and Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services in St. Paul. She taught Indian Law and directed the Native American Law Project clinical program at the University of North Dakota School of Law. Brooks Hunter is a frequent speaker in the areas of cultural diversity, culture, and the Indian Child Welfare Act.