Tyner, Artika

Artika Tyner

Clinical Faculty

Tyner,-Artika
(651) 962-4960
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-4960

MSL 100
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ed.D. (Doctorate in Leadership), University of Saint Thomas School of Education 
M.P.P., University of Saint Thomas School of Education
J.D., University of Saint Thomas School of Law 
B.A., Hamline University (Certificate in Conflict Studies)

Artika Tyner is an attorney, educator, writer, and community advocate. Dr. Tyner is a member of the Clinical Law Faculty in the University of St. Thomas Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services, Community Justice Project (CJP) Legal Clinic. Tyner supervises and teaches law students to be engineers of social change by utilizing creative problem-solving approaches, building bridges between communities and policy makers, and creating access to justice.

Tyner received her B.A. from Hamline University (Major: English; Certificate: Conflict Studies). Due to her passion for advocating for social and educational policy reform, she decided to pursue graduate studies at the University of St. Thomas. Tyner obtained her Juris Doctor, Master of Public Policy and Leadership, and Doctorate in Leadership. Tyner's dissertation, a case study of lawyers as leaders, is entitled Planting People, Growing Justice: The Role of the New Social Justice Lawyer? The findings of this study will inform the development and adoption of leadership curricula in law schools and the creation of a learning community for new social justice lawyers. Further, Tyner's scholarly interests include developing educational pedagogy for teaching social justice lawyering, aiding law students in cultivating their leadership capabilities, exploring contemporary civil rights issues, and implementing alternative dispute resolution techniques (restorative justice, mediation).

Tyner demonstrates her commitment to the furtherance of public service and social justice by volunteering with community mediation organizations, mentoring youth, and advocating for public policy reform. Tyner was awarded the University of St. Thomas School of Law’s Living the Mission award, Dean’s Award for Teaching, Hamline University’s First Decade Alumni Award; was admitted to the Highland Park Senior High School Hall of Fame; and was recognized as one of Minnesota’s 2009 Up and Coming Attorneys. Tyner served as the School of Law Director of Diversity and Chair of the Multicultural Affairs Committee until 2014.

Courses Taught

Number Title Credits

Insight News - "Education policy reform motivates leadership scholar"

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Insight News - "Village Currency: The Principles of Timebanking"

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GP Solo - "What to Do Now to Strengthen Your Practice for the Future"

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The Young Lawyer - "Five Tips for Coaching Your Way to Success"

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Insight News - "A Night to Remember-December 31, 2012: 150th Anniversary of Freedom’s Eve"

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Insight News - "Dollars and Sense: The Case for Prison Phone Justice"

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MAG Net - "NCMR 2013: A Journey of Exploration and Learning"

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Insight News - "Prison calls: Put families before padded corporate profits"

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St. Paul Forum TV - "A Conversation with Dr. Artika Tyner"

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Opine Season blog - "Prison Phone Justice: Making the Connection for Families"

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Insight News - "A long time coming: The future of prison phone justice reform"

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ABA National Solo & Small Firm Conference presentation - "Discovering Your Leadership Style and Marketing Your Signature Brand"

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Midwest Qualitative Research Conference - "Planting People, Growing Justice: A Case Study on Leadership & Social Change Movements"

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ACPA Commission for Social Justice Educators - "Planting People, Growing Justice: Training Students to Lead Social Change"

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Insight News - "Justice 4 All: Bridging the racial jobs gap"

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Karamu Forum - "Freedom’s Journey: From Emancipation Proclamation to Contemporary Civil Rights Issues"

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Insight News - "Karamu Forum: Reflections on freedom's journey"

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Black Life Coaches - "Profiles of Courage: Leadership Lessons from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

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Black Life Coaches - "Why Black America Desperately Needs Another Charles Hamilton Houston"

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ABA Midyear Meeting - School to Prison Pipeline Town Hall Forum

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ABA Journal - "‘School-to-prison pipeline’ must end, lawyers and educators say"

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Black Life Coaches - "Paul Robeson: The Template For An Amazing Black Man"

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Star Tribune - "Calls to reform unfair prison phone system"

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Minnesota Spokesman Recorder - "End Minnesota’s high prison phone rates"

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KFAI - "Prison Phone Justice"

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American Bar Association - "Help Us Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline"

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Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference - "Reimaging the Future"

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American Bar Association - "The Emergence of the School-to-Prison Pipeline"

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Insight News - "Youth Congress commemorates Mississippi Freedom Summer"

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American Bar Association - "The Building Blocks of Leadership: An Exploration of MBTI Leadership Assessment (Part I)"

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Chapters

Artika Tyner, Teaching Restorative Justice Practices, in Techniques for Teaching Law II (Gerald F. Hess et al. eds., 2011).

Artika Tyner, Preparing Law Students to Serve and Lead, in Techniques for Teaching Law II (Gerald F. Hess et al. eds., 2011).

Artika Tyner, Discovering your Strengths and Reaping the Benefits, in The 101 Practice Series: Breaking Down the Basics (American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2009).

Articles

Planting people

Artika Tyner, Planting People, Growing Justice: The Three Pillars of New Social Justice Lawyering, Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. (2013).

Artika Tyner, Restorative Justice: Restoring Communities and Making New Connections, Akungba L.J. (2012).

Uzodima F. Aba-Onu, Nekima Levy-Pounds, Joanna Salmen, & Artika Tyner, Evaluation of Gang Databases in Minnesota and Recommendations for Change, 19 Info. & Comm. Tech. L. 223 (2010).

Artika Tyner, Robust Exchange of Ideas and the Presence of the African American Voice in the Law School Environment: A Review of Literature, 5 Mod. Am. 37 (2009).

Nekima Levy-Pounds & Artika Tyner, Principles of Ubuntu: Using the Legal Clinical Model to Train Agents of Social Change, 13 Int’l J. Clin. Leg. Educ. 7 (2008).

Artika Tyner, Planting People, Growing Justice: The Three Pillars of New Social Justice Lawyering, Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal, Vol. 10, p. 219, Summer 2013 

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Artika Tyner, A Long Time Coming: the Case for Prison Phone Justice Reform, 47 Clearinghouse Rev. J. Poverty L. & Pol'y 354 (2014).

Short Pieces

Artika Tyner, The New Lawyer’s Guide to Utilizing Coaching to Achieve Career Success, Minnesota Bar Association, New Lawyers Newsletter, Winter 2013.

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Artika Tyner, Five Tips for Coaching Your Way to Success, A.B.A., The Young Lawyer, January 2013.

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Artika Tyner, A Young Lawyer’s Guide for Coaching Your Way to Success, A.B.A., The Young Lawyer, January 2013.

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Artika Tyner, Law Practice in the Future, A.B.A., GP|Solo, Mar.-Apr. 2012, at 36.

Artika Tyner, A Beautiful Mosaic: Promoting Diversity and Inclusiveness in Client Counseling, A.B.A., Diversity Voice, Winter 2012, at 5.

Artika Tyner, Listening as an Effective Tool for Client Representation, A.B.A., Conflict Mgmt., Spring 2009, at 6.

Artika Tyner, Preparing Law Students to Serve and Lead: How to Incorporate Principles of Social Justice into the Law School Curriculum, The Law Tchr., Spring 2009, at 3.

Artika Tyner, A New Addition to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioner’s Toolkit: The Exploration of Restorative Justice and Practical Implementation, A.B.A., GP|Solo Law Trends & News (Fall 2009).

Artika Tyner, Restorative Justice: A Dream of Restoration and Transformation, Minn. St. B. Ass’n, Hearsay, Fall 2008, at 10.

Artika Tyner, Client Counseling in a Multicultural Environment: Integrating Ohio’s Rich Tapestry of Diversity into Your Legal Practice, Ohio St. B. Ass’n, Solo, Small Firms & Gen. Prac. Newsl. (Fall 2008).

Artika Tyner, Help Wanted: Engineers of Social Change, A.B.A., GP|Solo Newsl., Spring 2008, at 7.

Artika Tyner, Ten Steps to a Healthier You, A.B.A., GP|Solo, Law Student Newsl. (Apr. 2008).

Artika Tyner, Unveiling your Strengths and Maximizing the Benefits, A.B.A., GP|Solo Law Student Newsl. (Spring 2008).

Artika Tyner, 150 Years of Cultural Change in Minnesota: Our Profession and Our Clients, Ramsey County B. Ass’n, Barrister, Apr. 2008, at 3.

Artika Tyner, Restorative Justice: Creating Transformation and Building Communities, Minority Trial L., Fall 2007, at 1, 14.

Artika Tyner, Client Counseling in a Multicultural Environment: Integrating Minnesota’s Rich Tapestry of Diversity into Your Legal Practice, Minn. St. B. Ass’n, Hearsay, Winter 2007, at 4.

Artika Tyner, Client Counseling in a Multicultural Environment: Best Practices for Serving Clients Living in Poverty, Minn. St. B. Ass’n, Hearsay, Summer 2007, at 3.

Artika Tyner, Driving While Black: The Demise of Equal Protection and Fairness, National Black Law Students Association, Fourteenth Amendment (Spring 2005).