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RaShya Cunningham ('13) Wins 2011 Fredrikson and Byron Minority Scholarship

RaShya Cunningham ('13) Wins 2011 Fredrikson and Byron Minority Scholarship

RaShya Cunningham (’13) has been selected to receive the Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship for 2011. The $10,000 award is sponsored jointly by the Foundation and the law firm of the same name.

New Student Organization: Older Wiser Law Students

This fall, the Law School has admitted a new student organization, Older Wiser Law Students (OWLS). Created by 2Ls Laura Cowan and Greg Singleton, OWLS addresses the unique needs and concerns of those law students embarking on their second career with a law degree. The group welcomes any law student who has been out of undergraduate school for at least two years. Members of OWLS bring a variety of life and work experiences to the table and will host speakers and events throughout the semester to facilitate discussions of topics relevant to a more-seasoned law student.

New Student Organization: St. Thomas More Society

The St. Thomas More Society, an organization for Catholic law students, was formed in February of 2011 by members of the class of 2013. The Society was founded with three ends in mind: to foster fellowship among Catholic law students and friends at the Law School; to host programming events inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition; and to provide law students a chance to help the surrounding community with fun and easy volunteer opportunities. The Society's next event is a panel discussion entitled "Truth in Lawyering: Honesty Meets Zealous Advocacy " on October 20. Practitioners from both sides of the civil and criminal bars will be on hand to discuss the challenges lawyers face advocating honestly and the temptations they have to rationalize dishonesty.

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Student Organization Week

From practice area groups to affinity organizations and from hockey to musicals, the Law School has a vibrant student life community. Student organizations are tabling over the lunch hour from Monday, September 12, to Thursday, September 15. Stop by and visit with some of the student organizations and learn more about how to get involved.

Multicultural Student Welcome Reception

Law School students, faculty, staff, alumni, and leaders from the legal community are invited to the Multicultural Student Welcome Reception on Tuesday, October 4, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi Concourse. This event offers interested students a chance to connect with current student leaders, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as leaders from Minnesota’s legal diversity organizations. Please RSVP your attendance to lawdos@umn.edu.

WLSA Hosts Blood Drive

The Women’s Law Student Association (WLSA) will be hosting a blood drive in Auerbach Commons on Tuesday, October 4, from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Email WLSA for more information at umn.wlsa@gmail.com.

Career Options Night

The Career Center will host the 17th annual Career Options Night on Thursday, November 3, from 5:00-7:00 p.m in the Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi Concourse. Attorneys from various legal organizations will come to share information about their careers, practices, bar activities, and employers. Students are encouraged to inquire about career paths, organization missions, and practice area expectations.

TORT Save the Date

Theatre of the Relatively Talentless (TORT) will celebrate its 10th anniversary show, March 2-3, 2012, at the Pantages Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. TORT is written, directed, produced and performed entirely by law students, with reckless disregard for talent. As always, you can expect singing, dancing, jokes, and some great cameo appearances. Keep an eye out for more information on the show as the school year progresses. For more information email tort@umn.edu or visit www.lawschoolmusical.com.