“I am deeply impressed with the well organized curriculum, the professors’ robust preparation for classes, and the active classroom interaction between professors and students. Under such academic circumstances, the LL.M. program will provide me with a solid background to be an international business lawyer.”
Tetsuro Kuroda of Japan and Muzi Motsa of Swaziland first met at the Law School as members of the LL.M. Class of 2005. They had kept in touch but hadn’t seen each other since graduating.
Shown here with his wife, Naomi, Jacob Oboth (LL.M. ’07) ran in the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party parliamentary primaries for the West Budama South county seat in eastern Uganda’s Tororo district.
Uttam Kumar Das, a Humphrey Fellow in 2009-10, is now Deputy Director at the South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies and an adjunct faculty member teaching human rights law at Dhaka law schools. He also has been advocating for quality legal and human rights education in Bangladesh through his professional connections with the National Human Rights Commission, Law Commission, and other organizations. Writing about human rights issues is one of his favorite approaches to advocacy. When he was a student at Minnesota, Das interviewed Professor David S. Weissbrodt, his Law School mentor and research project director. The interview was published Sept. 25, 2010, in the Law and Our Rights section of the Bangladesh newspaper The Daily Star. For more about Das, see his profile in the Spring 2010 issue of Perspectives (p. 25).
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On Thursday, August 12, 2010, the Law School began the LL.M. Program for Foreign Lawyers Class of 2011 with a three-week orientation and introductory course.
Applications are now being accepted for the LL.M. Program for Foreign Lawyers Class of 2012. Click here to learn how to apply.
Applications are now being accepted for the Law School's Summer Study Abroad Program at Renmin University of China, Beijing. The program will run from June 17, 2011, to July 22, 2011.
On November 17, 2010, Daniel Bodansky, professor at Arizona State University School of Law, will give the second lecture in the "From Climate Change to the Gulf Oil Spill: Law and Science in Times of Crisis" lecture series hosted by the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences.
The Law School and the Minnesota Journal of International Law will host the biennial conference of the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) International Economic Law Interest Group this year. The conference, entitled “International Economic Law in a Time of Change: Reassessing Legal Theory, Doctrine, Methodology and Policy Prescriptions,” will be held on November 18-20, 2010, at the Law School.
Law and Inequality: a Journal of Theory and Practice at the University of Minnesota Law School hosted a symposium on Sept. 28, 2010, entitled “International Wrongs, International Rights: The Use of Criminal Law to Protect Human Rights.” Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), gave the opening address, “How Prosecution Can Lead to Prevention.” The independent, treaty-based ICC, based in The Hague, was formed in 2003.