Michael Harralson portrait

Michael Harralson

Adjunct Faculty, Human Services Judge at MN Department of Human Services

Michael Harralson is a Human Services Judge for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. As Human Services Judge, Michael hears cases and writes decisions analyzing federal and state laws and policies regarding a vast array of public service programs. Prior to working at the Department of Human Services, Michael worked for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, as Deputy Solicitor General, where he litigated in tribal and state courts, negotiated contracts, and advised the various departments of the Band; he also served as the Band's Director of Human Services.

Mr. Harralson is originally from southern Indiana, and earned his B.A. in Political Science with a focus on Urban Studies from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. Michael graduated from the University of St. Thomas School of Law and became a licensed attorney in 2006. 

Mr. Harralson currently serves on the board of directors for Mile in My Shoes, a nonprofit organization that focuses on breaking down the barriers of homelessness through the power of running. Michael’s other past and current affiliations include serving as a judge for the Minnesota ‘We the People’ high school government competition, a mentor for the St. Thomas School of Law Mentor Externship Program, and a board member of the Indian Child Welfare Law Center.

Michael lives in south Minneapolis with his wife and three children. On most mornings Michael can be found running around the lakes, or running with groups like Mile in My Shoes, November Project MSP, or the Flapjack Friday crew at Mill City Running.

 

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 933 - 09 Mentor Externship II See Details * *
CRN: 43213 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael P. Harralson Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MSL 4590800-085501 Sep '17
MSL 4590800-085506 Oct '17
MSL 4590800-085510 Nov '17

J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 933 - 09 Mentor Externship II See Details * *
CRN: 22638 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael P. Harralson Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MSL 4590800-085516 Feb '18
0800-085523 Mar '18