"I was excited that the Law School offered a business law concentration to help me focus my studies. The business law faculty was excellent and accessible, and the corporate externship and Business Law Clinic provided unique practice opportunities in real time with live clients."
The Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences and Mayo Clinic received an award this week from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a project on "Disclosing Genomic Incidental Findings in a Cancer Biobank." The five-year, $2.4 million project is a partnership between the Consortium and Mayo Clinic.
On August 30, 2011, Dean David Wippman, faculty, and staff welcomed the Class of 2014 to its first day at the Law School. The class includes 246 J.D. candidates, 31 transfer students, 23 international exchange students, and 2 visiting students. In addition, 49 LL.M. students from 21 countries and 12 Humphrey Fellows from around the world join us this year.
The University of Minnesota Law School is expanding its business law program with the establishment of the Corporate Institute. Building upon the strength of its internationally recognized business law faculty, the Corporate Institute combines current business-oriented activities with new programs to provide more business-related legal opportunities for students, faculty and alumni. The Institute has been established through generous support from alumni and local business leaders.
"We wanted to respond as leaders in this commitment," says Lowell Stortz, President of Leonard, Street and Deinard P.A., of the $500,000 gift commitment by the firm and the Leonard, Street and Deinard Foundation to the Law School's GENERATIONS campaign." The economic climate and the need to support our valuable educational institutions make it even more important to support the Law School now, and we are sure that others will follow suit."
U.S. Senator Al Franken spoke to area business leaders, corporate attorneys, and Law School faculty about data privacy issues at an August 19 breakfast organized by Associate Professor William McGeveran in conjunction with the Twin Cities Privacy Network (TCPN), an association of privacy practitioners from large companies and institutions in Minnesota.
This fall, the University of Minnesota Law School added environmental and energy law to its growing list of concentrations. Professor Alexandra B. Klass serves as faculty chair of the new concentration, developed to help J.D. and LL.M. students prepare to practice in a wide range of areas in environmental and energy law.
The Law School would like to extend its appreciation to all of the employers who participated in this year's On-Campus Interviews.
Dame Hazel Genn, Dean of Laws, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, and co-director of the University College London Judicial Institute, will deliver the annual William B. Lockhart Lecture on Thursday, September 15, 2011, in Lockhart Hall at 12:15 p.m. In her lecture, entitled "Selecting Judges, English Style: Are There Lessons for the U.S.?" she will draw on her experience to speak to a range of questions concerning judicial selection. Event #159249 approved for one CLE credit.
On behalf of the entire University of Minnesota system, the Law School will present a program on Constitution Day, September 16, commemorating the U.S. Constitution. The program, given by Law School faculty, will be held from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Lockhart Hall. It is open to the public and will be available online. Event #158993 approved for one CLE credit.
On Monday, September 26, the Consortium on Law & Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences will present its 2011 annual conference, "Nanodiagnostics and Nanotherapeutics: Building Research Ethics and Oversight," in Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center, from 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Since 1914, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, has celebrated Homecoming, a week dedicated to honoring the spirit of the maroon and gold. This year, Homecoming will begin October 16, 2011, and end October 22, 2011, with the game between the Minnesota football Gophers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers at TCF Stadium.
On Friday, October 21, the 2011 Minnesota Law Review Symposium, "Citizen United: Democracy Realized--or Defeated?" will take place from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in Lockhart Hall (Room 25). Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
On Monday, October 31, 2011, Professor Claire Hill will give her James L. Krusemark Professorship in Law appointment lecture. Entitled "A Plea For More—and Better—Psychology in Law," the lecture will be held in Lockhart Hall (Room 25) at 4:00 p.m. One CLE credit has been requested.
Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice will host a symposium on Friday, November 11, 2011, at the Law School, entitled "Perspectives on the Death Penalty: Comparative Solutions from the Classroom to the Courtroom." Professor Jordan M. Steiker, who holds the Judge Robert M. Parker Endowed Chair in Law at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, will give the keynote address, entitled "Changing Efforts to Reform American Capital Punishment: The Tension between Reform and Abolition." The symposium is co-sponsored by the ABA Death Penalty Representation Project.
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.