In the wake of the upheaval at Mitchell Hamline School of Law regarding the school’s response to the Israel-Hamas war and a professor’s social media posts in support of Palestine, Interim Law Dean Jim Hilbert sent an email to the school’s faculty, staff and students Friday afternoon addressing the issues.

Melissa Weiner, a partner at Pearson Warshaw, who was an adjunct/affiliated professor at Mitchell Hamline Law scheduled to teach in the spring, resigned from the school on Oct. 18 due to “my extreme displeasure with Mitchell Hamline’s response to the terror attacks perpetrated against the Jewish people by Hamas on Oct. 7,” and the school’s “refusal to distance itself from the hate speech emanating from inside the institution,” she told last week.