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Oriented Toward Law School Success

All law students are "travelers in a strange land," Assistant Dean of Students Erin Keyes (’00) told members of the University of Minnesota Law School J.D. class of 2016 during her opening remarks in August. Keyes spoke to the assembled group as part of this year's orientation program, along with Dean David Wippman and Law Council President Anna Mazig (’14).

Human Rights Center Welcomes Colombian Visitors

The University of Minnesota Law School Human Rights Center and the College of Liberal Arts celebrated the inauguration of the UMN - Antioquia Human Rights Law Partnership on September 10 at a reception at the Law School. The event welcomed nine visiting faculty, staff and students from four partnering academic institutions in the Antioquia region of Colombia.

Law School Remembers Adjunct Professor Erika Mozangue Drayton

Law School Remembers Adjunct Professor Erika Mozangue Drayton

Erika Mozangue Drayton, deputy chief of the Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota, died of cancer on August 18 at the age of 45. She was an adjunct professor at the Law School and one of the founders of its Civil Rights Enforcement law clinic. She lived in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

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Events

UMN Homecoming: Minnesota Gophers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

Since 1914, the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus has celebrated Homecoming, a week dedicated to honoring the spirit of the maroon and gold. The 2013 Homecoming week begins September 22 and ends September 28 with a football game between the Minnesota Gophers and the Iowa Hawkeyes at TCF Bank Stadium.

Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Upcoming Events

Treating the Criminal Offender Brain: Can we? Should we?
Thursday, September 26 | 3:30-5:00 p.m. | Lockhart Hall (Room 25)

"Crimmigration" in the United States: Racial Exclusion in a Post-Racial Society
Thursday, October 17 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Lockhart Hall (Room 25)

"Crimmigration" and Human Rights
Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19

Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice Symposium

Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice hosts a symposium on Friday, October 18, 2013, in Lockhart Hall, entitled "Civil Rights & Civil Justice: 50 Years Later." The event celebrates and critiques the legacy of two momentous events during 1963-64—Gideon v. Wainwright and the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Vice President Walter F. Mondale (’56) and Michigan Law Professor Yale Kamisar will deliver the keynote address.





Law School Celebrates 125 Years

Law School Celebrates 125 Years

This fall marks the 125th anniversary of the University of Minnesota Law School, which welcomed its first class of students in September 1888. The Law School will kick off the celebration with the Lockhart Lecture on Monday, September 30. On Friday, October 4, Dean Wippman and former Law School deans will participate in a forum, followed by a gala celebration at McNamara Alumni Center.

William B. Lockhart Lecture

William B. Lockhart Lecture

As part of the Law School's 125th Anniversary Celebration, Doug Melamed, senior vice president and general counsel at Intel Corporation, will give the William B. Lockhart Lecture on Monday, September 30, 2013. His lecture, entitled "Lawyers as Conflict Engineers," will be held at 4:00 p.m. in Lockhart Hall. One CLE credit has been requested.

The Future of Legal Education

As part of the Law School's 125th Anniversary Celebration, Dean David Wippman will participate in a panel discussion entitled "The Future of Legal Education" with former Law School deans Professor Guy-Uriel Charles of Duke Law School, Professor Fred Morrison, and Professor Bob Stein (’61). Professor Joan Howland will moderate the event on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in Lockhart Hall. One CLE credit has been requested.

125th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Dean David Wippman, special guest speaker The Honorable Walter F. Mondale (’56), and master of ceremonies The Honorable Kathleen Blatz (’84) invite the Law School community to attend the 125th Anniversary Gala Celebration of the University of Minnesota Law School. The event will be held on Friday, October 4, at 6:00 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center. Alumni, faculty and staff can RSVP and purchase a ticket for $25 here. Students can RSVP and purchase a ticket for $15 here. All tickets include complimentary parking. For questions, please contact Jill Seguin at (612) 624-2176 or jmseguin@umn.edu.

Minnesota Law Review Symposium

The Minnesota Law Review's 2013 symposium, "The Future of Organized Labor: Labor Law in the 21st Century," will be held on Friday, October 25, 2013, in Lockhart Hall (Room 25). Speakers and panelists include Craig Becker, general counsel for the AFL-CIO; Philip A. Miscimarra, member of the National Labor Relations Board and senior fellow at the Wharton School; and Jim Rowader, vice president and general counsel for employee and labor relations at Target Corporation. 6 CLE credits have been requested. The symposium is free of charge.

Horatio Ellsworth Kellar Distinguished Visitor Lecture

Horatio Ellsworth Kellar Distinguished Visitor Lecture

Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, will give the Horatio Ellsworth Kellar Distinguished Visitor Lecture on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. His lecture, entitled "Moral Psychology and the Law: How Intuitions Drive Reasoning, Judgment, and the Search for Evidence," will be held at 4:00 p.m. in Lockhart Hall. One CLE credit has been requested.

SAVE THE DATES: (Re)Appointment Lectures

Professor Oren Gross
"The New Way of War: Is There a Duty to Use Drones?"
The Irving Younger Professorship in Law Reappointment Lecture
February 11, 2014

Professor June Carbone
"Are Women about to Become a Lot More like Men?"
The Robina Chair in Law, Science & Technology Appointment Lecture
March 4, 2014

Professor Jill Hasday
"Family Law Reimagined: Recasting the Canon"
The Centennial Professorship in Law Appointment Lecture
March 25, 2014

Professor Kristin Hickman
"Administering the Tax System We Have"
The Harlan Albert Rogers Professorship in Law Appointment Lecture
April 29, 2014

Conversation with Prof. Stein and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg

Save the date for a conversation with Professor Robert A. Stein (’61) and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. More details will be announced closer to the event.

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