Students at Minnesota Law have the opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder with our world-class faculty on projects that make a real-world difference while they are at the Law School. The detailed research report that 3Ls Yemaya Hanna and Patrick Murray created under the guidance and tutelage of Professor Steve Meili through the Law School's Immigration and Human Rights Clinic has been distributed worldwide by a global human rights group. Highlighting the harsh conditions faced by the LGBTIQ community in Guatemala, the report helps to establish that fears of persecution are well-founded and that grants of asylum in such cases are warranted. (Read story.)
“Professor Meili is an incredible teacher and mentor. He teaches his students to believe in themselves by challenging us to do things outside of our comfort zones. He supported us along the way, but also adopted a hands-off approach that allowed us to take the lead on all of the research and drafting."
—Yemaya Hanna, 3L, Student Director, Immigration and Human Rights Clinic
Immigration Law is one of 11 areas in which students at Minnesota Law can choose to concentrate their studies. Minnesota Law consistently ranks among the best law schools in the nation in the area of human rights. Our faculty members are distinguished scholars and practitioners in many fields; more than 60% have received teaching awards. Minnesota Law faculty members have collaborated with students on legal cases, research articles, corporate transactions, data analysis, policy statements, legislation, and more.