Mitchell Hamline has added five new members to its faculty this academic year. Thomas Cobb, Daniel Pi, and Jennifer Randolph Reise ’07 began teaching at the beginning of the fall semester in August. Kimberly Slay Holmes and Nathan Kavlie will step into the classroom at the beginning of the spring semester.
Before coming to Mitchell Hamline to serve as director of lawyering, Thomas Cobb was a senior law lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law. Cobb’s current research includes legal rhetoric, statutory interpretation, immigration law, and evidence.
Visiting Professor Daniel Pi was the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School Visiting Assistant Professor since 2017. Pi’s research focuses on the intersection between law, economics, and philosophy.
Visiting Professor Jenn Randolph Reise practiced securities law at Briggs and Morgan before joining Regis Corporation in 2014 as counsel and assistant corporate secretary. She recently founded a tech-ed startup called JD Navigator to help lawyers, law students, and prospective law students make career decisions. She was elected to the Hamline Law alumni board in 2009 and was president of the board when the combination with William Mitchell was announced in early 2015 and continued in that role for the Mitchell Hamline alumni board until 2016.
Visiting Professor Nathan Kavlie is an attorney with Minneapolis law firm Notesong & Nathan and is cofounder and manager of Thoughtful Wills, which concentrates on estate planning.
Visiting Professor Kimberly Slay Holmes was general counsel and deputy chief of staff for Governor Mark Dayton from 2015 to 2019. Holmes spent 15 years as general counsel and owner of Holmes Law Firm and also taught at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, from 1991 to 1998.