Warren and Nancy Dunn's endowment of the John P. Sheehy Scholarship honors their son-in-law, who died April 14, 2012, at age 57. Their daughter Kathleen Dunn Sheehy (’84) was appointed a judge of Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District Court on May 30, 2012.
Thank you to all organizations employing five or more Law School alumni who participated in the 2013 Partners at Work organizational giving challenge. In 2012-13, 61% of alumni working at participating organizations made a donation. A special thanks goes to those who finished at the top of their groups. Group 1 consists of organizations employing 5-9 alumni, Group 2 consists of organizations employing 10-24 alumni, and Group 3 consists of organizations employing 25 or more alumni.
Group 1 Top Five Firms and Organizations:
Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schupp, 100%
Kaplan, Strangis and Kaplan, 100%
Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson, 100%
O'Melveny & Myers, 100%
Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, 100%
Zimmerman Reed, 100%
Group 2 Top Five Firms and Organizations:
Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie, 100%
Bassford Remele, 89%
Merchant & Gould, 84%
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, 83%
Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren, 82%
Group 3 Top Five Firms and Organizations:
Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, 87%
Lindquist & Vennum, 78%
Faegre Baker Daniels, 77%
Fredrikson & Byron, 77%
Leonard, Street and Deinard, 67%
If your organization is interested in participating in the 2014 Partners at Work challenge, please contact Joelle Larson at 612-626-5363 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past year has been exciting, challenging, and rewarding. Thank you for helping to make it possible!
My course on International Human Rights Law featured guest speakers Juan E. Mendez, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, and U.S. Representative Keith Ellison (’90). This course broadened my perspective on law and policy as it relates to human rights abroad and at home. I also had the unique opportunity to extern for District of Minnesota Chief Judge Michael J. Davis (’72). Through my externship, I gained invaluable practical experience and insight into the legal profession.
Faculty members were an excellent resource for me this year and their doors are always open. Professors answered questions about assignments, offered exam feedback, and guided me as I navigated the unfamiliar legal landscape. Inside the classroom, I was pushed to engage with the law in innovative ways through research projects, mini-trials, and classroom discussions.
Outside of the classroom, I served as a representative for transfer students on Law Council. Through Law Council, I assisted student groups with programming that enriched the Law School community by presenting students with an array of diverse viewpoints. I also participated in professional development programs sponsored by the Law School's Career Center. These programs equipped me with the tools to begin crafting my legal career, and to positively stand out as I connect with professionals in the legal community.
Your generosity helped to make these and many other unforgettable experiences possible last year. You are a critical part of the excellent education provided by the University of Minnesota Law School!
Melba Melton (’14)
Thank you for supporting the experience of students like Melba Melton with your donation to the Law School in 2012-2013. Your ongoing investment in our students is greatly appreciated.