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Toni Newborn

Adjunct Faculty, Chief Equity Officer for the City of St. Paul
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
B.A., Birmingham-Southern College


Toni Newborn is the Chief Equity Officer for the City of Saint Paul. She works to ensure that the City provides equity in its workforce, services, and community. She has worked for the City since 2015. During her initial tenure, she served as the Diversity and Consulting Services Manager in the Human Resources Department.  Prior to joining the City, Toni was Assistant Director of Civil Rights for the Complaint Division of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights which enforces Minneapolis’ anti-discrimination laws and policies. During her tenure with the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, she also served as a Senior Investigator in the Complaint Investigation Division.

Ms. Newborn’s educational background commenced in Birmingham, Alabama, her home town, where she graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2003 with a B.A in Political Science.  In 2007, she obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Newborn became a licensed attorney for the State of Minnesota in 2008.

Ms. Newborn’s current affiliations include the following: an active member of the Final Four Impact Advisory Committee and the Black Women’s Lawyer Network



Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
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LAWS 930 - 05 Mentor Externship See Details * *

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Toni D. Newborn

Mentor Externship is a year-long seminar course taken in fall and spring semester of the 2L year. The seminar integrates the student’s mentor fieldwork with small group coursework that reinforces the development of a trusted mentor relationship, core competencies and expectations of the profession, and other key relationships lawyers must manage. The course also incorporates individualized guidance to assist each student in his or her self-directed professional development journey.

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MSL 4481230-132528 Aug '18
MSL 4481230-132502 Oct '18
MSL 4481230-132506 Nov '18

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
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