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Dr. Artika Tyner

Clinical Professor
Degree
J.D. University of St. Thomas School of Law
Ed.D. University of St. Thomas School of Education
M.P.P. University of St. Thomas School of Education
B.A. Hamline University

Certifications: Conflict Studies, ADR, Fundraising/Development
Office
Room 465, School of Law
Phone
(651) 962-4962

Dr. Artika R. Tyner is a passionate educator, author, sought after speaker, and advocate for justice. At the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Dr. Tyner serves as a law professor who is committed to training students to serve as social engineers who create new inroads to justice and freedom.

Tyner received her B.A. from Hamline University (Major: English; Certificate: Conflict Studies). Due to her passion for advocating for social justice and educational policy reform, she decided to pursue graduate studies at the University of St. Thomas. She began her journey with law school since she recognized that the law is a language of power and therefore she sought to become well versed in the law.

Subsequently, Tyner earned a Master of Public Policy and Leadership in order to gain tools for effecting social change through policy reform efforts. Later, inspired by the legacy of W.E.B. Dubois, she obtained a Doctorate in Leadership. Her doctoral studies provided her with key tools for serving in her community and promoting social justice.

Dr. Tyner is committed to empowering others to lead within their respective spheres of influence. She provides leadership development and career coaching for young professionals. She has also developed leadership educational materials for K-12 students, college/graduate students, faith communities and nonprofits. Additionally, Dr. Tyner teaches leadership coursework on ethics, critical reflection, and organizational development. Her research focuses on diversity/inclusion, community development, and civil rights. She has presented her research and conducted leadership training programs both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Tyner leads by example by organizing policy campaigns, fostering restorative justice practices, developing social entrepreneurship initiatives, and promoting assets-based community development. She serves as a global citizen by supporting education, entrepreneurship, and women’s leadership initiatives in Africa.


Selected Publications

Previous works have focused on leadership development, diversity/inclusion, and civil rights law.
 
BOOKS

Tyner, A. (forthcoming). LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES FOR ADVANCING DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION. Chicago, Illinois: American Bar Association.
 
Tyner, A. (2019). THE LEADER’S JOURNEY: A GUIDE TO DISCOVERING THE LEADER WITHIN (2nd Edition). Chicago, Illinois: American Bar Association.
 
Tyner, A. (2014). THE LAWYER AS LEADER: HOW TO PLANT PEOPLE AND GROW JUSTICE. Chicago, Illinois: American Bar Association.
 
BOOK CHAPTERS

Tyner, A. (2014). Racial & ethnic disparity in the justice system. In Law School Admission Council & American Bar Association (Ed.) Landscape of Diversity: By the Numbers. Chicago, Illinois: American Bar Association.
 
Tyner, A. (2011) Teaching restorative justice practices. In G. Hess & S. Friedland (Ed.) TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING LAW II. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press.
 
Tyner. A. (2011). Preparing Law Students to Serve and Lead. In G. Hess & S. Friedland (Ed.) TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING LAW II. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press.

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Tyner, A. (2019). SO YOU WANT TO BE A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE (BEING IN GOVERNMENT). Mankato, Minnesota: Capstone Publishing.
 
Milton, J. & Tyner, A. (2017). JUSTICE MAKES A DIFFERENCE: THE STORY OF MISS FREEDOM FIGHTER, ESQUIRE. St. Paul, Minnesota: Planting People Growing Justice Press.
 
LAW REVIEW ARTICLES

Tyner, A., Higgins, M., Malisz, D., Peterson, N., & West, S. (2015). Phone calls creating lifelines for prisoners and their families: A retrospective case study on the campaign for prison phone justice in minnesota. TRINITY LAW REVIEW.

Tyner, A. (2014). A long time coming: the case for prison phone justice reform. CLEARINGHOUSE REVIEW.

Tyner, A. (2013). Planting people, growing justice: the three pillars of new social justice lawyering. HASTINGS RACE & POVERTY L.J.
 
Levy-Pounds, N., Tyner, A., Aba-Onu, F., & Salmen, J. (2010). Evaluation for gang databases in minnesota and recommendations for change. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY JOURNAL.
 
Levy-Pounds, N., & Tyner, A. (2009). The principles of ubuntu: using the legal clinical model to train agents of social change. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION.

Fall 2022 Courses

Fall 2022 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 802 - 01 Administrative Law - T - R - - - 1505 - 1630 MSL 446

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1505 - 1630

Location:

MSL 446

Course Registration Number:

43654 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Artika R. Tyner

This course will examine the legal limits on administrative agencies under the Constitution, the Administrative Procedure Act and other statutes. Students will explore constitutional limits on Congress' power to delegate law- making and judicial power to agencies, procedural limits on agency rulemaking and decision making and limits on the availability and scope of judicial review of agency actions.

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J-term 2023 Courses

J-term 2023 Courses
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Spring 2023 Courses

Spring 2023 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 740 - 01 Leadership and Social Justice - T - R - - - 1030 - 1155 MSL 458

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- T - R - - -

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1030 - 1155

Location:

MSL 458

Course Registration Number:

22893 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Artika R. Tyner

This course will introduce students to the nature and scope of civil rights law and leadership studies. Students will examine the theoretical context, historical foundation, and legal implications for contemporary civil rights issues and develop social justice advocacy skills. Students will also explore leadership theoretical frameworks and build their own leadership platform through class exercises, the process of critical reflection, leadership assessments, and interviews with pioneering social justice advocates and lawyers. 

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LAWS 874 - 01 Critical Perspectives: Race - T - - - - - 1330 - 1525 MSL 448

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- T - - - - -

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1330 - 1525

Location:

MSL 448

Course Registration Number:

22808 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Artika R. Tyner

This course will explore the history of race in the law and how race today is a significant factor in matters of most importance in people's daily lives. Students will discuss how the American institutions that control employment, housing, education, voting and the justice system continue to struggle with institutional bias and racism. Students will also explore and discuss the legal and policy issues, past and present, facing these instituitions. Students will discuss the vlaues of the people in power when certain laws were adopted and how those values may impact decision-making This will be done under the umbrella of the University of St Thomas' School of Law mission statement: To integrate faith and reason in the search for truth through focus on morality and social justice. The final is a paper which will satisfy the upper level writing requirement.

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LAWS 950 - 31 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -

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-

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Course Registration Number:

23037 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Artika R. Tyner

Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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