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    Thank you for your interest in Hamline University School of Law. I am pleased you are learning more about how we will equip you with the tools you will need to become a successful advocate and problem-solver for future clients or employers.

    As a student at Hamline Law, you will find that our faculty will push you academically and challenge you in new ways, providing practical experiences that prepare you for your chosen career. Yes, law school will be difficult, but at Hamline Law you will be supported and mentored as you work toward your personal, professional and academic goals.

    I joined Hamline Law in January 2014 because I recognized the passion among faculty and staff for teaching students. I saw the value of the experiential learning opportunities woven throughout the curriculum. I appreciated the work of the law school’s renowned institutes to provide experience to degree-seeking and business professionals alike. I joined Hamline Law because I could not pass up the opportunity to be associated with such an outstanding school of law. I hope you will not pass up this opportunity either.

    Jean Holloway
    Dean of Hamline University School of Law

    Jean Holloway Biography

    Jean Holloway joined Hamline Law as dean on January 6. As dean of the law school, Holloway is responsible for overseeing and providing strategic direction to the law school’s academic and related programs, leading the recruitment and retention efforts of the school, managing its fiscal resources, leading its fundraising efforts, and serving as a university officer in collaborative work on governance, strategic planning, fund development, and institutional assessments.

    Holloway brings nearly 30 years of legal expertise, including extensive leadership of complex organizations such as Medtronic and CR Bard, experience in corporate and private practice, strategic plan development and execution, and fiscal management expertise. She also has significant fundraising experience, has board chair experience, has served as president for two local bar associations, and remained closely involved in legal education. Holloway has very strong academic credentials, holding two bachelor’s degrees from Yale University and a joint MBA and JD from the University of Chicago.

    Holloway joined Hamline from CR Bard, Inc., a global medical device manufacturer, where she served as vice president, general counsel, and secretary. Previously, she served as vice president and deputy general counsel for Medtronic, and vice president for Boston Scientific and Guidant. She also has experience as a partner at Faegre & Benson (predecessor to Faegre Baker Daniels), a strategic business consultant at McKinsey & Company, and a partner at Dorsey & Whitney.