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Expand Your Horizons This Summer



Looking for a good opportunity to get closer to your J.D. or earn CLE credits this summer while expanding your global horizons or learning more about dispute resolution or health law? Consider the following new courses being offered by Hamline University School of Law, or a plethora of summer classes offered by our Dispute Resolution Institute and Health Law Institute.

Islamic Law

35 MN CLE credits have been approved, Event Code 132533

July 13-July 30, 4:15 to 7:30 p.m.

This course will:

  • Cover the origins, history and basic concepts of Islamic law.
  • Provide a basic introduction to the classical schools of jurisprudence and Islamic legal institutions.
  • Explore Islamic law in areas including family law, inheritance and finance law.

Qadi (judge) Ahmad Natour, the faculty for this course, is President of the High Shari'a Court of Appeal in Israel, which is the highest Islamic court in the State of Israel.   Qadi Natour has taught in the Hamline-Hebrew University Program on Law, Religion and Ethics, and is currently on the faculties of Tel Aviv University and American University in Washington, D.C.   Qadi Natour was the first Muslim to receive an Interfaith Gold Medallion Award from the International Council of Christians and Jews.

Please click HERE to view the Islamic Law CLE flier and here to download the registration form.

Canadian Law

June 24-July 9 (St. Paul); July 11-18 (Canada)

The course, to be taught by Hamline Law Professor Larry Bakken, is designed to introduce students to Canada's law and legal system and includes a trip to Canada. Specific attention will be given to how the Canadian system regulates individuals, corporations, and government. In addition, the course will:

  • Examine how law in Canada influences standards of conduct and morality.
  • Focus on the Canadian Constitution, case law, statutes and regulations.

Professor Bakken has been a consultant to the Minnesota House of Representatives, the Administrative Conference of the United States, and the Minnesota Private College Council. He has chaired the Federal Grants Committee of the Urban, State and Local Government section of the ABA and the Administrative Law Section, the Canadian-American Law Section, the Legislation Section of the Association of American Law Schools. He has been editor of several journals and newsletters, and authored Justice in the Wilderness:  A Study of Frontier Courts in Canada and the United States, 1670-1870 (Rothman, 1986), articles on NAFTA and state and local government issues including government ethics, and Minnesota Administrative Procedure.

To register for the Canadian Law CLE, please contact Kari Richtsmeier at 651-523-2606.

Weekend Law Seminars

In July, weekend law seminars will include:
-  "The Cinema and the Law: Are Lawyers Still Our Heroes?" instructed by The Honorable Louis Schiff '80, District Judge, Broward County, Florida
- 11.75 MN CLE credits have been approved, Event Code 130933.

-  "Deposition Practice" and "Advanced Deposition Skills" instructed by Hamline Alumni Director and Adjunct Professor Susan Stephan '92.
- 11.75 MN CLE credits have been approved for both courses, Event Codes 130935 & 132527. 

For more information, or to register, please visit or contact Deb Lange at 651-523-2122 or

Institute Courses

In addition to our summer programs in Norway, Budapest, London and Rome, our Dispute Resolution Institute will be offering basic ADR courses in St. Paul such as Arbitration, Mediation, Negotiation, Theories of Conflict and Advanced Negotiation.  More specialized offerings include Dispute Resolution Practices:  ADR & Technology, Institutionalizing Peacemaking, Family Mediation, Restorative Justice, and Rethinking Zealousness.  Our Health Law Institute will offer Industry Spotlight: Drugs, Devices and the False Claims Act, Patient's Rights, Medicare for Lawyers, Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Law, and Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions.

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