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Criminal Law

The criminal law focus area provides students with the substantive knowledge and practical skills essential for a successful career in the exciting criminal justice field. Hamline graduates are leaders, enjoying criminal justice careers as prosecuting attorneys, public defenders, judges, FBI agents, and private criminal defense lawyers. Hamline's location in the heart of the Twin Cities enhances clerkship and externship opportunities for students, and the law school's clinic connections with the Innocence Project of Minnesota and the State Public Defender's Office create exciting hands-on client experiences to further enrich the criminal law curriculum.