Mitchell hamline journal of public policy and practice

At the Mitchell Hamline Journal of Public Policy and Practice, we celebrate, value, support, and thrive on diversity and inclusion for the benefit of all of our Volumes. We remain committed to providing equal opportunities for writers, in all their diversity, and to maintaining an inclusive environment for both writing/editing associates and board members.

Mission Statement

The Mitchell Hamline Law Journal of Public Policy and Practice is a student-run and student-edited journal that was founded in 1976. The Mitchell Hamline Law Journal of Public Policy and Practice is the product of the merger of Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy and William Mitchell Journal of Law and Practice in 2016. Law Journal’s charge is: “Excellence through diligence, not exclusivity.” Law Journal’s Editors work hard to produce the highest quality of legal publication available on topics relating to legal practice, legal issues faced by the public, and legal policy solutions.


Write-On Competition

In order to become an associate member of the Mitchell Hamline Law Journal of Public Policy and Practice, candidates must participate in the write-on competition.  The write-on competition involves three components: a policy or practice problem paper, a Bluebook citation worksheet, and a trial-level brief that may be either a Lawyering memorandum or an Advocacy brief.

Important Dates & Info

                                  Write-on Information Session 

  • April 28, 2023 @ 6:00pm Central
  • Explanation of the write-on process and Q&A
  • Zoom link: 966 5961 0692
                                       Write-on Competition Timeline
  • Deadline to sign up for write-on materials: May 21, 2023
  • Candidates to receive write-on materials by: May 22, 2023
  • Write-on period: May 22 – June 19, 2023
  • To receive materials, click the button to the left or email:;; or

Become an editorial board member for '23-'24

Interested in becoming a member of the editorial board? Now accepting applications from current members of the JPPP AND any interested non-members! Click below for information on the Editorial Board and the application process. Bluebook quiz for non-members linked below.

event Recordings

2022 Journal of Public Policy & Practice Symposium – Introduction and Robert Miller Presentation:

2022 Journal of Public Policy & Practice Symposium – Tribal Businesses in the 2020’s Panel:

2022 Journal of Public Policy & Practice Symposium – Lance Morgan Presentation:

2022 Journal of Public Policy & Practice Symposium – The Future of Cannabis and Tribal Economies Panel:

2022 Journal of Public Policy & Practice Symposium – Patrice Kunesh and Casey Matthiesen Presentations:

the quadriga

A blog highlighting policy issues facing everyday Minnesotans and practical advice for attorneys regarding a myriad of appellate decisions. Topics include essays and posts on education, opioid usage, gun laws, elder care, public safety, and more.

The Quadriga has contributions from practicing attorneys and policy leaders and is intended to be a resource for attorneys as well as citizens.

Recent Submissions

Voting - The Role of Law Students and Attorneys in Safeguarding this Human Right:
An Excerpt
A Triple Play for Fairness: Why Treble Damages are the Right Policy for Minnesota Workers and Businesses

editorial board

Volume 45


Tori Collins

Managing Editor

Karissa Wozniak

Symposium Editor

Anna Counsin

Articles Editors

Jacqueline Nafstad
Jessica Tilton

Primary Editor

Mia Benson

Primary Editor

Nicole Knight-Schrupp

Production Editor

Rebecca Favre

Digital & Publication Editor

Ojuan Glaze

Faculty Advisor

Professor Peter Knapp

Issue Archive