"I am impressed with the LL.M. program—its organization, wide selection of subjects, highly qualified faculty, and kind and supportive program coordinators. The education I receive will provide opportunities in the business world to be a successful international lawyer."
This fall, the University of Minnesota Law School added international law to its growing list of concentrations. Professor Fred Morrison serves as faculty chair of the new concentration, developed to help students prepare to practice in a wide range of areas in both public and private international law. Two other concentrations in criminal justice and environmental and energy law were also added this fall. For a listing of all concentrations, visit www.law.umn.edu/current/concentrations.html.
On September 21, during a week-long "Campus Crawl" to get acquainted with the University of Minnesota community, University President Eric Kaler and Karen Kaler visited the Law School. They spoke with students and faculty involved in the clinical education program about the important differences their work can make in clients’ lives.
The Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota Law School and the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights in partnership with the Somali Institute for Peace Research co-sponsored "Rebuilding Somalia: The Role of the Diaspora" on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Ambassador Augustine P. Mahiga, U.N. Special Representative and Head of the U.N. Political Office for Somalia, spoke about the current situation in Somalia and the peace and reconciliation process mandated by the United Nations.
Khary D. Hornsby (’05), Director of International Programs at the Law School, represented the University of Minnesota among the delegation accompanying Gov. Mark Dayton on a trade mission to South Korea on September 25 to October 1, 2011.
On July 11, 2011, Dean David Wippman hosted a Law School alumni event in Seoul, South Korea. Among the 27 alumni in attendance were Chief Judge Michael Davis (J.D. ’72) and Mr. Sung Chull Junn (LL.M. ’83). Mr. Junn received an M.B.A . and J.D. from the University of Minnesota and has served as a presidential secretary and chairman of South Korea's International Trade Commission. He is now head of the Institute of Global Management, a Seoul-based think tank and executive educational institution. Pictured here are, from left to right, Dean Wippman, Mr. Junn, and Chief Judge Davis.
Beginning in the fall of 2012, the Law School will expand its renowned LL.M. program to provide foreign business lawyers with a rigorous business law experience that exposes them to a broad array of legal skills and knowledge crucial to the global practice of business law.
The University of Minnesota is hosting several events around the Twin Cities campus for International Education Week, November 14-18, 2011. For a list of events, dates, times and locations, visit http://global.umn.edu/global-u/iew/events.html.
Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, former Canadian Foreign Minister, will present "The Responsibility to Protect" on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Lockhart Hall (Room 25) at the Law School. Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie will introduce Dr. Axworthy.
Richard J. Goldstone, former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, will deliver the John Dewey Lecture in the Philosophy of Law on Thursday, April 19, 2012. His lecture, "The Current State of International Criminal Justice," will be presented in Lockhart Hall (Room 25) at 4:00 p.m. One CLE credit has been requested.
Leading academics as well as experts and policy makers from the United Nations, U.S. Department of State, and United States Agency for International Development will gather at the Law School on May 18-19, 2012, for a conference addressing gendering conflict and post-conflict terrains. They will discuss the new challenges and opportunities of the experiences of women in situations of armed conflict, which has recently gained significant international attention. For more information, contact Fionnuala Ní Aoláin.
On November 10, 2011, Elizabeth Andersen, Executive Director and Executive Vice President of the American Society of International Law, came to the Law School to talk with students about exploring careers in international law." The Law School Dean's Office and the International Law Society co-sponsored the event.
Dame Hazel Genn, Dean of Laws, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, and co-director of the University College London Judicial Institute, delivered the annual William B. Lockhart Lecture on Thursday, September 15, 2011. In her lecture, entitled "Selecting Judges, English Style: Are There Lessons for the U.S.?" she drew on her experience to speak to a range of questions concerning judicial selection.