Associate Dean for Academic AffairsEmail:
B.A., St. Olaf College
M.A., University of Minnesota
J.D., University of Minnesota
“Legal research and writing skills are fundamental to the successful practice of law. At Hamline, Legal Writing is taught in a supportive, professional environment that maximizes students’ opportunity to practice and develop their skills. My goal is to ensure that my students leave every class session with a new idea about how to improve their legal communication skills.”
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Mary Dunnewold became Hamline Law's associate dean for academic affairs in January 2013. In her teaching, Instructor Dunnewold draws on her own experience as a professional legal writer and strives to instill in her students the desire to achieve professional excellence. Dunnewold writes a professionalism column for the ABA Student Lawyer magazine, publishes regularly on legal writing and teaching topics, and has written a book with her colleagues about judicial clerkships.
Dunnewold has taught legal research and writing at Hamline since 1993. Before coming to Hamline, she served as a judicial clerk to Judges Harriet Lansing and Jack Davies at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. She has also worked as an editor for West Publishing and as a research attorney for the Legal Research Center. She is a member of the Legal Writing Institute and Scribes: The American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects.