• Student Life

    A student-centered law school that fosters learning and living

    Hamline is a student-centered law school, offering a full array of supportive services to help you succeed. Many of these services are provided through the Office for Students & Diversity, which is led by Assistant Dean Andrew Crouse. His office works in tandem with administrators at the law school and the university to ensure you experience a supportive and inclusive environment as you successfully attain your law degree.

    Dean Crouse maintains an approachable, confidential office, where you can learn about:

    Contact Dean Crouse (acrouse01@hamline.edu) for more information on any of these matters.

    Student organizations for every interest

    You can pursue professional, social, and extracurricular interests while building relationships with other students through our Student Bar Association and more than 25 student organizations. There is an organization or two for nearly everyone. And if we don't already have an organization for you, we can help you start one.

    Larger, vibrant university community provides a full array of resources

    We are a self-contained law school located on Hamline University’s Saint Paul campus. That means, as a law school student, all of your academic activities take place in the law school and yet you have access to all of Hamline University's services, including:

    • Exercise facilities, intramural sports, and fitness classes at the Walker Fieldhouse
    • Counseling and health services for longer-term counseling, health clinic services, and other health needs
    • The new Anderson Center, featuring diverse food options, a Starbucks coffee shop, a meditation room, and various meeting and relaxing spaces
    • The Hedgeman Center for Diversity, which supports, empowers, and promotes the success of students of color, LGBTQ students, and others from historically marginalized backgrounds
    • Support for students with documented disabilities through the Disability Resources Office
    • On-campus housing options designed with the needs of law and graduate students in mind. The Hamline University Apartments, only a stone’s throw from the law school, are reserved for non-traditional undergraduate, graduate, and law school students.

    A richly diverse community, on and off campus

    Our location on Hamline’s Saint Paul campus also means that you are part of a diverse student body. Hamline faculty, staff, and students -- both graduate and undergraduate -- represent a vibrant coming together of cultures, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, backgrounds, belief systems, ages, talents, and personalities.

    Within the law school, our student body hails from 26 states and more than 170 different undergraduate institutions. In addition to Hamline Law's student population consisting of more than 50% women and nearly 20% students of color, our community is 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.

    The bustling Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area is also richly diverse, with thriving populations from around the world that broaden the cultural opportunities available to students. Here, an impressive legal community and many Fortune 500 companies provide externship possibilities and job prospects following graduation. The Twin Cities is also home to various cultural destinations, sporting events, and beautiful parks and trails.

    Questions About Disability-Related Access?

    The ADA/504 Coordinator, in collaboration with representatives from across the institution, facilitates the university’s ongoing attention to and engagement with policies and procedures relating to persons with disabilities. Individuals who have questions about disability-related access to university courses, programs, activities, or facilities may contact disability resources in Bush Center 109, 651-523-2521 or via email at disabilityservices@hamline.edu.