Malinda Schmiechen is a licensed to practice law in Minnesota and has been dedicated to improving the lives of people born outside the United States for over twenty years. Malinda understands the stress and strain of living outside your home country and traveling abroad because she lived in the former Yugoslavia and Poland and has visited countries in Africa, Central America, Asia and Europe.
Juris Doctor, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul MN, 2005
Master of Arts in International Communication, The American University, Washington, DC, 1994
Bachelor of Arts in Russian Language and Literature, Grinnell College, Grinnell Iowa, 1988
Licensed to Practice Law in Minnesota & in the Federal District Court of Minnesota
Russian, Polish and some Croatian.
The Advocates for Human Rights – Volunteer and Mentor Attorney
American Immigration Lawyers Association, MN/Dakotas Chapter – Chair 2013-2014
Immigrant Law Center of MN – Volunteer Attorney & Policy Committee Member
MN Detention Project – Volunteer Attorney
Minneapolis Park Avenue Walk-in Legal Clinic – Volunteer Attorney
MN AIDS Project – Volunteer Attorney
Mitchell Hamline School of Law – Adjunct Professor of Immigration and Nationality Law, Fall 2010 – Spring 2015
Good, Emily and Schmiechen, Malinda. “Representing Asylum Seekers Through the Immigration Process.” The Hennepin Lawyer, 32-36 May 2006, 75:5.
Schmiechen, Malinda. “Parallel Lives, Uneven Justice: An analysis of rights, protections and redress for refugee and internally displaced women in camps.” 22 Saint Louis University Public Law Review 473 (2003).
Schmiechen, Malinda. “The Dilemma of Kosovo.” The Minnesota Women’s Press, 12-25 May 1999, 22:1.
Schmiechen, Malinda. “For Srebrenica Women, War’s Ravages are as Real as Ever.” Star Tribune, 12 October 1998, 12:1(A).