"I am looking forward to my upcoming 10-year reunion. While LinkedIn and Facebook are fun, there is no substitute for catching up with friends in person! Spring Alumni Weekend will also be a great chance to reconnect with the Law School and the greater alumni community."
Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale ('56) and Vance K. Opperman (’69) visited the Law School on Jan. 26, 2011, for a discussion on civility in law and public discourse.
Like nearly every other venue in America, courtrooms are using modern technology and have discovered its significant benefits, particularly for electronically displaying evidence and monitoring bench conferences. As yet, most courtrooms are hardwiring built-in microphones, cameras, computer screens, projectors, and other key technology, a method that can cost several hundred thousand dollars for just one courtroom.
The Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota Law School held an award ceremony on Feb. 4, 2011, to recognize the four high school teams that won its 2010 Youth Against Race, Class, and Place Disparities video contest.
For the fourth year, the Law School will offer a program to help students prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The class will meet once or occasionally twice a week from June 8 to Aug. 17, 2011, and will be limited to 25 students.
Thirty-seven teams from 24 law schools across the country competed in the 26th annual William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition held at the University of Minnesota Law School on Feb. 24-26, 2011.
Khary Hornsby ('05), Director of International and Graduate Programs at the University of Minnesota Law School, was voted chair-elect of the Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers at the 2011 annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in January. He previously served as treasurer of the Section.
The Law School's Human Rights Center launched an Islamic Law and Human Rights Program on Friday, Feb. 4. Representative Keith Ellison among others spoke at the opening ceremonies.
Christopher N.J. Roberts, who recently completed the joint doctoral program in public policy and sociology at the University of Michigan, will join the Law School faculty in May 2011 as an associate professor.
The University of Minnesota Law School will welcome Jessica A. Clarke to its faculty on June 30, 2011, as an associate professor. She comes to Minnesota from the Associates-in-Law program at Columbia Law School, a two-year fellowship. At Columbia, she conducted scholarly research and taught legal writing, research, and analysis to first-year students.
Former President of Ireland and U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson will join Law School Dean David Wippman for a University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education Great Conversations event on April 7, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis. Robinson will also give The Horatio Ellsworth Kellar Distinguished Visitor Lecture on April 8, 2011, at 12:15 p.m. in Lockhart Hall at the Law School.
On Wednesday, March 30, 2011, Michael Grossberg, the Sally M. Reahard Professor of History & Professor of Law at Indiana University, will give a lecture entitled, "The Politics of Childhood: Law and Child Protection in Modern America." The lecture will be held in Room 50 at 3:30 p.m.
A forum called "New Metropolis Minnesota: Growing Together as a Region" will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road.
On Thursday, March 31, 2011, Wilma B. Liebman, chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, will give a lecture entitled, "Reviving American Labor Law." The lecture will be held in Lockhart Hall (Room 25) at 12:15 p.m. One CLE credit has been requested.
The University of Minnesota Women’s Faculty Cabinet in conjunction with William Mitchell College of Law is proud to present a workshop featuring Dr. Martha West of UC Davis on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Dr. West will be discussing sex-based employment discrimination and accommodating discrimination by delaying child-bearing.
The entire Law School community will be gathering on Friday, April 15, to kick off the annual Spring Alumni Weekend. This year’s all-Law School reception will be even more celebratory than usual. Special guests will be on hand to share exciting news about the Law School's vision and future direction. Hors d'oeuvres and open bar will be provided by the Office of Advancement. Toasts of sparkling wine are expected to abound as we kick off the weekend of activity and look forward to the Law School's future success! We look forward to seeing you....and clinking glasses together! For more information about the all-Law School Reception and other Spring Alumni Weekend, including individual class reunion events, visit community.law.umn.edu/saw.
The 9th Annual Race for Justice will begin on Nicollet Island on Sunday, April 17, at 9:00 a.m. Proceeds from the 5k race will benefit law graduates through the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) of Minnesota. By subsidizing education debts for dedicated, low-paid public interest attorneys, LRAP helps meet the legal needs of low-income Minnesotans across the state.
The Office of the Dean of the University of Minnesota Law School is pleased to announce that former Vice President Walter F. Mondale (’56) will be the speaker at the 123rd Law School commencement ceremony, to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Mariucci Arena, 1901 S.E. 4th St., Minneapolis.
The Career Center is now inviting employers to participate in the Fall 2011 On-Campus Interviews. Interviews begin Aug. 22, 2011. Registration by June 3, 2011, is encouraged. The cost for participation is $350. (This fee is waived for government and non-profit employers, and for firms with 50 or fewer attorneys.) For more information, contact the Career Center at 612.625.1866 or firstname.lastname@example.org.