Mitchell Hamline is pleased to welcome six new members of the faculty, effective July 1.
Angelique EagleWoman has been hired as co-director of the Indian Law Program and professor of law, and Steve Aggergaard and Stevie Swanson will serve as visiting professors of law. The school is adding three faculty members to the legal writing program: Assistant Professor of Law Hetal Dalal, Professor of Law Wendy Shea, and Associate Professor of Law Melissa Shultz.
Angelique EagleWoman (Wambdi A. Was’teWinyan) has been a visiting professor at Mitchell Hamline since 2018. Previously, she was dean and professor of law at Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University in Ontario. She has been a special judge for tribal courts at the district court and appellate level and has held faculty positions at the University of Idaho College of Law, University of Kansas, and Hamline University School of Law. EagleWoman was previously in private practice. She earned her J.D. from the University of North Dakota School of Law.
Steve Aggergaard, a 2004 graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, has been assistant professor of legal writing at Mitchell Hamline since 2017. He was previously an attorney at Bassford Remele and Rider Bennett and worked for 15 years in journalism. He is the author of the recent book “The Law of Running: A Runner’s Guide to Legal Rights.”
Stevie Swanson has been professor of law at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School since 2016 and associate professor of law at the school for 10 years before that. Previously, she was director of legal services and policy at Community Legal Resources in Detroit, visiting clinical assistant professor/transactional attorney at the University of Michigan Law School, and litigation contract associate at Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards in Lynchburg, Va. She earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
Hetal Dalal has served for the past 10 years as in-house counsel for The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) and its predecessor organization, which she co-founded in 2010. She previously worked in-house at ACORN, developed an independent immigration practice representing businesses and employees, and served as an associate attorney at Fulbright & Jaworski. Dalal earned her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Wendy Shea has been serving as the Judge Freddie Pitcher Jr. Associate Professor of Law at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she has taught legal analysis and writing, criminal law, contracts, and professional responsibility, and has been heavily involved in academic support and bar prep, during the past 11 years. She is an inaugural member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors Leadership Academy and an active member of ALWD’s Innovative Teaching Workshop Committee. Shea earned her J.D. from Valparaiso University Law School.
Melissa Shultz has been serving as a tenure-track assistant professor and director of legal writing at the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law, where she has taught legal writing, family law, and a domestic violence practicum, and has participated actively in bar preparation for the past five years. Shultz founded and leads the legal writing program, and she recently co-authored Writing by Numbers: Legal Writing Made Easy. She previously practiced business and antitrust law at King & Spalding in Washington, D.C., and owned a freelance attorney group in Texas. She earned her J.D. at the University of Texas School of Law.