In early October 2011, students and faculty working at the University of Minnesota Law School's Immigration and Human Rights Clinic helped a West African man, who prefers to remain anonymous, secure asylum in the United States. After being arrested, starved, beaten, tortured, and sexually humiliated by government soldiers for his political beliefs, the man risked his life to escape imprisonment and travel to the United States.
In August 2011, the Law School began the LL.M. Class of 2012 Program for Foreign Lawyers with a three-week orientation and introductory course. This year, the Law School welcomed 49 LL.M. students from 21 countries, 22 non-degree international exchange students, and 12 Humphrey Fellows from around the world.
In the upcoming Fall 2011 issue of the Law School's magazine, Perspectives, Flávia de Souza Lobo Pacheco (LL.M. Class of 2012) of Brazil will discuss why she is well positioned to take advantage of future opportunities in "the country of the future." This article will be available online at www.law.umn.edu/alumni/perspectives.html in early December 2011.
LL.M. Class of 2011-12 and international exchange students, mark your calendars for these upcoming fun events! Contact Dorothy Schlesselman at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Friday, January 20, 2012; 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bowling at Goldy’s Game Room, Coffman Union
Thursday, February 23, 2012; 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Ice skating at the Depot Rink
On Saturday, October 15, 2011, LL.M. and international exchange students took a break from studying to enjoy a cruise along the Mississippi River. The cruise went past downtown Minneapolis, St. Anthony Falls, and part of the University of Minnesota campus.