Director of Diversity, Clinical Faculty
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. Additionally, Dr. Tyner is the Director of Diversity and Chair of the Multicultural Affairs Committee. Within this capacity, she promotes diversity, increases multicultural awareness, and enhances the inclusiveness of the law school community.
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, Masters of Public Policy and Leadership, and Doctorate in Leadership. Dr. Tyner's dissertation is entitled Planting People, Growing Justice: The Role of the New Social Justice Lawyer? (It is a case study of lawyers as leaders.) 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).
Dr. 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.
Artika Tyner, Professional Formation: The Role of Lawyer as Leader, in AALS: Revisiting Best Practices (Forthcoming).
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).
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, 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).