Bradford W. Colbert

Visiting Adjunct Professor


Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090


JD, 1985, William Mitchell College of Law
BS, 1979, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Bradford Colbert is a resident adjunct professor, teaching Mitchell Hamline's Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners (LAMP) Clinic and is also practicing as a part-time public defender for the Minnesota Public Defender's Office. Mitchell Hamline is the only law school to offer the LAMP program, which provides civil legal services to indigent inmates in Minnesota prisons.

In 2005, Mr. Colbert received the William E. McGee Public Defender Award of Excellence, which is given to a public defender at the federal, state, or local level in recognition of the person's commitment and dedication to the job of public defender.


A Brief History of the Development of Minnesota's Criminal Law, 39 William Mitchell Law Review 1441 (2013). With F. Kern.
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Clinical Faculty in the Legal Academy: Hiring, Promotion and Retention, 62 Journal of Legal Education 115 (2012). With B. Adamson, et al.

The Status of Clinical Faculty in the Legal Academy: Report of the Task Force on the Status of Clinicians and the Legal Academy, 36 Journal of the Legal Profession 353 (2012). With B. Adamson, et al.

The Practical Impact of the Court of Appeals: A Panel Discussion, 35 William Mitchell Law Review 1334 (2009). With M. Short, et al.
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