Professor Roger Haydock has taught and practiced law for more than four decades and along with his wife, Elaine, has provided generous support for the school stretching back nearly as long.
Haydock was hired at William Mitchell College of Law, a predecessor of Mitchell Hamline, in 1971. He established the school’s clinical program and worked with Justice Rosalie Wahl ’67 to create clinical offerings that continue to attract national acclaim today.
Haydock is a nationally recognized leader in clinical education and alternative dispute resolution, has authored many law books, and has received numerous accolades for his lifetime of professional work. He has served with distinction as a federal court special master and mediator, and as a director and arbitrator with Forum, a company that provides dispute resolution services.
He generously waives his salary and donates royalties from his books to Mitchell Hamline. He’s established the Haydock Clinical Innovation Fund to expand experiential, hands-on learning opportunities for students. And the Haydocks, as part of their estate plan, have expanded their support for practical education for students with the Roger & Elaine Haydock Scholarship Endowment for Clinics and Externships.
We are delighted to contribute more. We have learned the law, laughed a lot, and loved the experience. It’s our time to support the terrific students, wonderful staff, and great faculty at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.