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Diverse Legal Programs in April


Hamline University School of Law is presenting a variety of programs in late April for lawyers, law students and the general public, including:


Human Trafficking Panel Discussion

Date: Apr, 21 @ 11:30am
Cost: Free
Location: Hamline Law School, Room 04, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul

Law Students for Reproductive Justice are sponsoring this panel, which will include: Dick Wexler, Minnesota Director of the Not For Sale Campaign; Sgt. John Bandemer, St. Paul Police Department ; Vednita Carter, Executive Director of Breaking Free, Cheryl Thomas, an attorney and Director of the Women's Human Rights Program at The Advocates for Human Rights. The moderator will be Linda Miller, Executive Director of Civil Society and the introduction will be given by Siv Touba, a contract attorney for Civil Society.

Anne Marie Fairbanks (Williams) Indigenous Law Forum, "The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples"

Date: Wednesday, April 22 @ 7 p.m.

Cost:  Free and open to the Public

Location: Hamline University School of Law Moot Court Room, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul

The annual Anne Marie Fairbanks (Williams) Indigenous Law Forum this year features keynote speaker Robert "Tim" Coulter, who will discuss  "The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Turning Point." Coulter is an attorney who practices in the fields of Indian law and international human rights.  He is the founder and Executive Director of the Indian Law Resource Center in Helena, Montana and Washington, DC.  The Center provides legal assistance for indigenous peoples throughout the Americas.  He is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

The Anne Marie Fairbanks (Williams) Indigenous Law Forum at Hamline University School of Law is established and supported by Marilyn and Ron Mitsch. The Forum focuses on legal issues facing indigenous peoples, and will include Tribal Court Arguments, International Indigenous Law Presentations and Tribal Law Forums.

Legal Scholarship for Equal Justice

Date: Apr, 24 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: Free
Contact: Sara at
Location: Hamline University School of Law, Room 105 and Room 04

LSEJ is a project of the Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) designed to address broad legal issues of current importance to equal justice.  This year, topics will include:

  • Income Discrimination in Rejection of Section 8 Housing Tenants
  • Providing Effective Assistance of Counsel? Public Defenders in the Midst of Budget Cuts
  • Family Law Reform: Problems in the Adversarial System and Alternative Models
  • Passport for Civil Gideon: International Approaches to Providing Legal Services to the Poor
  • Making the Case for Improving the Juvenile Expunement Process

There will be two concurrent sessions of presentations between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.  Both will be held at Hamline's Law School, one in Room 105, and the other in Room 04.

4 CLE Credits will be requested for this program.  There is no cost for the CLE opportunity, but if you plan to attend, please register with Sara at

Financial Services Industry Regulations & the Current Economic Crisis

Date: Apr, 30 6:30pm
Cost: No charge; 1 CLE credit has been applied for.

Contact: Please RSVP at
Location: Hamline Law School Moot Court Room,  1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul

Hamline's Business Law Association and the Monroe Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta International are sponsoring a panel discussion among distinguished attorneys and business professionals, who will discuss how the regulatory environment for the financial industry -- banking, mortgage, insurance, and credit rating agencies - contributed to the current economic crisis. Hamline Law Professor Z. Jill Barclift will serve as moderator.

The panel will discuss the role of regulatory oversight for the industry, as well as how the financial instruments work, the regulatory environment prior to the current meltdown and speculate on future regulatory needs. Examining legal and business issues, panel members also will provide insight into possible future business ramifications of proposed regulatory changes. Panelists include Michael Blaes, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer U.S. Bancorp; Keith Loveland, J.D., AIFA, CIDA; Loveland Consulting; Michael P. Carlson, Faegre & Benson LLP, partner in the finance and restructuring group; Mark Teteris, Chairman and CEO of Lakeland Mortgage Corporation; J. Dan Lehmann Ph.D., Professor of Finance at Hamline University.

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