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    Living diversity

    Diversity at Hamline Law is a commitment. It's how we live and learn and work every day. It's who we are.

    As part of a diverse and inclusive community, your law school experience will be characterized by a culture that nurtures camaraderie and collegiality. Inspiration and ambition. Intellectual curiosity.

    Hamline faculty, staff, and students -- both graduate and undergraduate -- represent a potent coming together of cultures, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, backgrounds, belief systems, ages, talents, and personalities.

    Our student body hails from 26 states and more than 170 different undergraduate institutions. In addition to Hamline Law's student population consisting of 55 percent women and 18 percent students of color, our community is also comprised of individuals of varying socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and ages.

    Refer to the Hamline Law Class Profile for more information on Hamline Law's student body.

    Rooted in diversity

    A well-trained lawyer must be culturally competent and engaged with the community. Hamline's commitment to diversity runs deep, beginning with the University's mission:

    "To create a diverse and collaborative community of learners dedicated to the development of students' knowledge, values and skills for successful lives of leadership, scholarship and service."

    The Hamline Law advantage

    At Hamline Law, we know that success starts with finding a place where you are comfortable, even when you're being pushed beyond your comfort zone. A place where you are accepted exactly as you are -- but challenged to be the best version of yourself. It's having the confidence to take risks, knowing that you are unequivocally supported. That's what we offer at Hamline Law. Our commitment to diversity includes:

    • Ongoing efforts to build a diverse outstanding faculty and a diverse class of academically talented students
    • Offering various opportunities for students to study abroad and compete in international competitions
    • Fostering an environment of "inclusive excellence," with an emphasis on lively exchanges of ideas and critical thinking
    • Encouraging students to meet and work together to celebrate diversity and educate others about cultural differences through membership in a variety of student organization affinity groups
    • The dedication of our assistant dean for student and multicultural affairs

    Here is just a partial list of what you can do at Hamline to make the most of your law school experience:

    • Connect with our assistant dean for student and multicultural affairs
    • Look into our comfortable on-campus graduate student housing
    • Receive confidential academic and personal counseling
    • Work up a sweat using on-campus exercise and weight-training facilities at the Walker Fieldhouse
    • Stay well with our health services
    • Stop by our Career Services Office to open doors and explore possibilities
    • Get support from faculty advisors and mentors
    • Meet with one -- or many -- of the thousands of successful Hamline Law alumni who are eager to help Hamline Law students gain experience
    • Seek assistance from our comprehensive disability services
    • Elevate your learning experience with our Academic Success Program

    Location Matters

    The Twin Cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis provide a prismatic backdrop for Hamline Law. We're deeply ingrained in this thriving metropolitan area -- a community that celebrates its diversity through arts, academics, and culture. Here you'll find a wide range of bar associations and a diverse professional bench and bar along with a lively cultural community. The Twin Cities are where our students find jobs, externships, events, networking contacts, and clients -- all in a context of openness and tolerance. It's a tremendous place to call home, whether for a few years or for a lifetime.

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