Co-Director, Clinical Education Program
Assistant Professor of Law; Education and Advocacy Director, Institute to Transform Child Protection
Natalie Netzel is the Education and Advocacy Director of the Institute to Transform Child Protection at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. She joined the Institute to Transform Child Protection as a staff attorney in August of 2016. Natalie works directly with law and social work students in the Child Protection Clinic in representation of parents in child protection cases. She also supports institute training, research, and community engagement events. Additionally, Natalie served as the Director of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
Prior to joining the Institute to Transform Child Protection, Natalie was a judicial law clerk for the Minnesota Court of Appeals. She received her B.A. from Hamline University, her M.S.E. in counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and her J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
J.D., magna cum laude, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
M.S.E., counseling, University of Wisconsin, Superior
B.A., cum laude, psychology, Hamline University
Mitchell Hamline School of Law: co-director, clinical education program, 2022–; assistant professor of law, 2018–; education and advocacy director (Institute for Children, Families, and Communities), 2018–; staff attorney (Institute for Children, Families, and Communities), 2016–18; director (Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project), 2018–22; seminar professor, (Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project), 2016–18
Minnesota Court of Appeals: judicial law clerk, Judge Denise Reilly, 2015–16
United States District Court, District of Minnesota: federal judicial extern, Magistrate Judge Leo I. Brisbois and Judge Susan R. Nelson
Duluth Denfeld High School, career counselor, 2011–12