Published on: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Artika Tyner, Ed.D., clinical faculty and director of diversity for the University of St. Thomas School of Law, was appointed vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Solo, Small Practice and General Practice Division Diversity Board, and council member for the ABA’s Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline.
The Diversity Board oversees all programs and activities that impact diversity efforts. The Board participates and coordinates with ABA committees and entities that promote diversity, and is responsible for the Diversity Fellowship Program.
The Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline acts as programmatic incubator for activities that foster a more diverse educational pipeline into the legal profession and provide a forum to address these issues in our educational systems and the legal profession.
Tyner holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hamline University, and a Juris Doctor, Master of Public Policy and Leadership, and Doctorate in Leadership from the University of St. Thomas. Dr. Tyner's dissertation, Planting People, Growing Justice: The Role of the New Social Justice Lawyer?, informs the development and adoption of leadership curricula in law schools and the creation of a learning community for new social justice lawyers. 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).