Friday, August 18, 2006
This week, the CrimProf Blog spotlights CrimProf Robin Magee of Hamline University School of Law.
"I believe, as the founders of this country espoused, that the greatest threat to law and order, peace and liberty is tyranny, not crime. I, therefore, believe that the highest calling of the lawyer is the call to fight against tryanny and government-sponsored or tolerated oppression. Thus, I struggle in my classes to instill in my students the knowledge of the law and the critical and analytical skills to hold the government (and everyone else) accountable to the rule of law and the rights of all people," CrimProf Magee stated.
Bringing perspective combined with current issues, Professor Magee teaches Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Property, Police Practices, and a seminar on race and law at Hamline.
Prior to joining Hamline, Magee was a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. She has also served as a law clerk to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. While in private practice, Magee concentrated in the area of criminal, entertainment, and tax law.
Through a Bates Travel Fellowship, she was a research fellow at the University of Nairobi, where she examined Kenyan laws regulating the activities of U.S. companies operating in Kenya.
Professor Magee is involved with the Committee Seeking Equal Justice for the Minnesota Eight and serves on the executive board of the National Conference of Black Lawyers. [Mark Godsey]