About MJF

About the Minnesota Justice Foundation 

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MJF for the Community 

Since the summer of 1983 MJF has funded 583 Summer Clerks and the MJF Student Chapters have funded 169 summer clerks.

In the 2012-2013 school year LSPSP students served over 20,000 clients, providing over 60,000 hours of volunteer service – work equivalent to 29 full-time law clerks.

Student Opportunities


Mission and Core Values 

The Minnesota Justice Foundation’s most basic goal and the driving philosophy behind it is to link volunteer law students with opportunities to assist attorneys in meeting the legal needs of the low-income community.

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MJF History 

MJF was incorporated in 1982 by a group of University of Minnesota law students who were concerned about serving their communities. These visionary students believed that lawyers and law students have a special professional obligation to provide quality legal services to those who cannot afford legal representation.

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Reports and Statistics

Take a look at MJF’s financial history and view our Annual Reports.

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Our People 

MJF Staff
The experienced, capable, and passionate people behind MJF and its successes.

MJF Board of Directors
The MJF Board of Directors consists of 32 members representing all areas of the Minnesota legal community.

Student Chapters
MJF supports student chapters at each of Minnesota’s four law schools.