Valerie Jensen ’96
Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
Valerie Jensen returns to the Twin Cities from Valparaiso University School of Law in Indiana, where she was the Executive Director of Career Planning. Prior to her move to Indiana, Jensen was the Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs at William Mitchell College of Law. During that time, Jensen was chosen as one of 15 “Attorneys of the Year,” by Minnesota Lawyer, for her efforts in promoting and supporting diversity and diverse attorneys in the Twin Cities area.
While at William Mitchell, she also taught a seminar on Race and the Law, legal writing, academic support and exam writing workshops and served as director of the National CLEO programs Summer Institute held at William Mitchell. She was an active member of Minnesota Black Lawyers Association (MABL), Minnesota State Bar Association and the Minority Bar Summit. Before assuming her role at William Mitchell, Jensen worked for the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. She is a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law and Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.
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