On Feb. 28, 2012, students in the Law School's Human Rights Litigation and International Legal Advocacy Clinic went to Washington, D.C., to observe the oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in the controversial case of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. Prof. Jennifer Green, who heads the Clinic, also traveled with her students to watch the oral argument and assist the plaintiffs' lawyers in responding to media coverage of the case. Read more about the trip in the upcoming Spring 2012 issue of Perspectives.
In the Fall 2011 issue of the Law School's magazine, Perspectives, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Tajik Sohail Habib of Pakistan told about his past and living in some of the most dangerous places on the planet—Kosovo, Rwanda, Liberia, and Pakistan.
In the Fall 2011 issue of the Law School's magazine, Perspectives, Flávia de Souza Lobo Pacheco (LL.M. Class of 2012) of Brazil discussed why she is well positioned to take advantage of future opportunities in "the country of the future."
Isabel Arias Larsson (2011-12 Humphrey Fellow) is profiled in the Law School's magazine, Perspectives, in the upcoming Spring 2012 issue. Larsson, from Quito, Ecuador, discusses her 10-year Air Force career and her plans to help the Ecuadorian military.
Ilya Kiryan (LL.M. Class of 2012) is profiled in the Law School's magazine, Perspectives, in the upcoming Spring 2012 issue. The 27-year-old Moscow native discusses his interest in import/export regulations and his infatuation with the world outside of Russia.
On Sunday, April 22, 2012, the 2011-12 Hubert H. Humphrey Law Fellows will celebrate their upcoming graduation. Members of the Human Rights Center and the 12 fellows will attend the graduation celebration in Auerbach Commons.
The 2012 Law School Commencement will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Mariucci Arena, 1901 4th Street SE, Minneapolis, on the East Bank campus. U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) will present the commencement address, Amr Jaghoub of Qatar will give the LL.M. student address, and Matthew Pelikan will deliver the J.D. student address.
The LL.M. graduation party will be held immediately after the graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2012, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. An elegant lunch at the University of Minnesota's Campus Club will be provided, and LL.M. students are encouraged to invite their family and friends to celebrate a productive year and bid each other farewell. The Campus Club is located on the fourth floor of Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Avenue SE. For information on parking and driving directions, visit http://www1.umn.edu/cclub/parking.html.