Artika Tyner

Attorney and Advocate, Community Justice Project and University of St. Thomas School of Law

Artika Tyner is an attorney, educator, writer and community advocate. She serves on the clinical law faculty and is the director of diversity at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

Tyner also teaches in the Community Justice Project, an award-winning civil rights clinic. CJP’s curriculum is the first of its kind since it focuses on holistic problem-solving approaches for creating equal justice under the law for underserved communities. Tyner supervises and teaches law students to be engineers of social change by utilizing creative problem-solving techniques, building bridges between communities and policymakers and creating access to justice. The CJP has achieved many significant milestones, including the founding of Brotherhood, Inc. (a reintegration program), promoting restorative justice, fostering economic revitalization and addressing racial disparities in the juvenile justice system.

Tyner received her B.A. from Hamline University, with a major in English. Passionate about advocating for social and educational policy reform, she decided to pursue graduate studies at the University of St. Thomas. Tyner subsequently earned her master's in public policy. Later, inspired by W.E.B. Dubois' legacy, she earned a doctorate in leadership. She has published several articles on emerging civil rights topics.

Tyner has received a number of accolades for her work. She was awarded the University of St. Thomas School of Law’s Living the Mission Award, the Dean’s Award for Teaching and Hamline University’s First Decade Alumni Award. She was admitted to the Highland Park Senior High School Hall of Fame and was recognized as one of Minnesota’s up-and-coming attorneys.

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