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Joshua R. Mason (’13)


EXCLUSIVE: Alan Page to Kick Off New Continuing Education Series

The LearningLife Forum: Witness to History, a new series from the University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education, begins Oct. 21, 2010, at 7 p.m. with remarks from Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page ('78) on his career and life experiences.

EXCLUSIVE: Orfield Provides Expert Commentary in “The New Metropolis” on PBS

Professor Myron Orfield, Executive Director of the Law School’s Institute on Race & Poverty, is among experts providing commentary and perspectives in “The New Metropolis,” a two-part documentary being aired on some public television stations across the country.

Thank You

The Law School would like to extend its appreciation to all of the employers who participated in this year's On Campus Interviews.

Four Recent Clinic Successes

Innocence Clinic Helps Vindicate Koua Fong Lee
Another Success for Immigration Human Rights Clinic
Immigration-Human Rights Clinic Helps Secure Asylum
Safe Future for Client of Immigration and Human Rights Clinic

Law School Releases Digitalized Letters of Clarence Darrow

On June 24, the University of Minnesota Law Library released 473 letters written by and to Clarence Darrow that have been transcribed and made available digitally. The letters can be searched by year, name, or key words, and the original handwritten or typed document appears opposite the transcription.

Consortium Renewed as University-Wide Center

The Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences along with its Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences was unanimously endorsed for continuation after a year-long assessment by external and internal reviewers.

Did You Know...

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Education (CALI) was founded in 1982 by the University of Minnesota Law School and Harvard Law School. The nonprofit organization consists of law schools, law firms, law libraries, paralegal programs, and other members wishing to learn and teach law through computer technology.

At the Law School, CALI offers more than 625 interactive, computer-based lessons in 32 legal subject areas, from core basics to advanced topics. Written by professors and law librarians across the country, the lessons are free to Law School students and are a great way to master material and to refresh the memory before exams.

To access CALI lessons, students must obtain an authorization code from the Law Library Reference Office and register online at www.cali.org.

LL.M. Introduction to American Law Program

On Thursday, Aug. 12, the Law School began the LL.M. Program for Foreign Lawyers Class of 2011 with a three-week orientation and introductory course.

More Law School News


Law School to Host Constitution Day Program Sept. 17

On behalf of the entire University of Minnesota system, the University of Minnesota Law School will present a program on Constitution Day, Sept. 17, 2010, commemorating the U.S. Constitution. The program will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m in Lockhart Hall. One CLE credit has been requested.

"Crimes of Possession: The Liberal Criminal Lawyer at the Edge"

Andrew Ashworth, Vinerian Professor of English Law in the University of Oxford, will deliver the annual William B. Lockhart Lecture on Sept. 23, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. in Lockhart Hall at the Law School.

Law & Inequality Journal of Theory and Practice Symposium

Law & Inequality Journal of Theory and Practice Symposium

Law and Inequality: a Journal of Theory and Practice will host a symposium on Sept. 28, 2010 at the Law School, entitled "International Wrongs, International Rights: The Use of Criminal Law to Protect Human Rights." Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, will speak. The independent, treaty-based Court, based in The Hague, was formed in 2003.

Consortium Lecture Series: "Disasters, Environmental Justice and the Gulf Oil Spill"

On Oct. 7, 2010, Daniel Farber, professor at Berkeley School of Law, will give the first lecture in a series called "From Climate Change to the Gulf Oil Spill: Law and Science in Times of Crisis," hosted by the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences.

October Conference to Study and Honor Women in Higher Education

Breaking the glass ceiling in leadership, pay equity, diversity, and academic quality of life will be the focus of a conference entitled Women in Higher Education: Power, Progress, & the Promise of Equality co-hosted by the University of Minnesota Women’s Faculty Cabinet and the Law School on Oct. 7 and 8, 2010.

MN Law Review Symposium: Government Ethics and the Bailouts: The Past, Present and Future

The symposium will take place on Oct. 15, 2010, and will feature keynote speaker, Commissioner Troy Paredes of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Renowned panelists will discuss issues concerning capitalism, the ethics of government bailouts of private industry in a free market system, and the long-term ramifications of government bailouts.

Conference to Study Future of Regional-Level Investment and Commercial Banks

On Nov. 15, 2010, the Law School will host the first in a series of conferences designed to foster meaningful dialogue about the future of the financial services industry and to inform and influence market participants, policy makers, and regulators.

Lecture Series on Law, Health and the Life Sciences: "The International Climate Change Negotiations: The Road from Copenhagen"

On Nov. 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.

November Conference to Re-Evaluate International Economic Law

The University of Minnesota 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 Nov. 18-20, 2010, at the Law School.

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