United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Professor David Stras taught a special one-credit seminar on Selected Fundamental Principles of Constitutional Law this spring. Some of the topics discussed were judicial review, separation of powers, the Commerce Clause, and federalism. Watch for a follow-up article written from a student's perspectives in the spring issue of the print version of Perspectives.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor made a brief visit to the University of Minnesota's West Bank campus on Feb. 10, 2010. She was the featured guest at a luncheon at the Law School, and in the afternoon she spoke at the annual bipartisan Legislative Policy Conference at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.
The University of Minnesota Law School is pleased to announce that Antony Duff, the world's most distinguished theorist in criminal law and punishment, will join the faculty as a tenured professor beginning in the fall semester 2010.
The Minneapolis law firm of Winthrop & Weinstine kicked off a new mentorship pilot program for minority University of Minnesota Law School students with a reception at its offices Jan. 20, 2010.
The Law School and the Renmin University in Beijing team up to offer a comprehensive program in comparative law.
The Law School is offering an innovative capstone course in labor and employment law for the first time this semester. Students are learning how to integrate diverse areas of labor and employment law, developing practice skills, and addressing ethics and professionalism issues in a comprehensive simulation that replicates, as nearly as possible, what practicing attorneys would do in resolving workplace legal claims.
The University of Minnesota Law School and the Office for Technology Commercialization (OTC) have received a significant gift of royalty-bearing patents from 3M.
Beginning with the spring 2010 semester, the University of Minnesota Law School will offer the Human Rights Litigation and International Legal Advocacy Clinic under the directorship of Professor Jennifer M. Green.
The University of Minnesota Law School’s Environmental Sustainability Clinic and the Environmental Law Society are offering a review of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for Minneapolis homeowners on April 5. The program will feature a presentation on the Clinic’s research findings and the effectiveness of PACE financing, as well as a discussion of other programs that could be implemented.
On April 2, 2010, experts in human trafficking, international criminal law, international children's issues, victimized populations, and other human rights fields will assemble at the University of Minnesota Law School for the 2010 International Congress on Human Trafficking.
Law & Inequality: a Journal of Theory & Practice at The University of Minnesota Law School, will host a symposium on Friday, April 9, 2010 entitled "Family Values: Law & the Modern American Family."
The second annual Minnesota Conservative & Libertarian Legal Colloquium, sponsored by the University of Minnesota Law School, will be held April 16, 2010, at the Law School.
Nicola Lacey, professor of criminal law and legal theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science will deliver the Horatio Ellsworth Kellar Distinguished Visitors lecture, April 21st at 3:30 p.m, Lockhart Hall, Law School.
8th annual Race for Justice, to benefit law school graduates through the Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota. Sunday, April 25th.
2010 Commencement, Saturday, May 15th, Northrop Memorial Auditorium.
The 31st Annual Summer Program of Continuing Legal Education Seminars, June 1-11, 2011