"The Law School's Leadership Foundations Program introduces students to the skills and mindsets of successful legal and business professionals and offers additional concrete leadership training. As a result, I better understand my own strengths and values, and how to use them to guide a group to successful results."
Joelle Larson joins the Office of Advancement as an alumni relations & annual giving officer on March 18, 2013. Larson will work on student and recent-graduate engagement and fundraising programs, including the Partners at Work program. Previously she was a litigation associate with Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd in Chicago, focusing on breach of contract matters. She completed her undergraduate degree at Macalester College and her J.D. at the University of Michigan Law and volunteered in alumni and student programs and fundraising initiatives at both institutions.
Kate Snowdon will begin her duties on March 25, 2013, as the new associate director of Admissions. Snowdon will be responsible for managing the Law School's recruitment process and the Minnesota Law Pre-Law Scholars (MPLS) program. Previously, as assistant director of admissions for recruitment at the University of St. Thomas School of Law since 2009, Snowdon planned and worked at recruitment events nationwide and also assisted students through the application and admission processes. She holds a B.A. from Iowa State University and an M.A. from the University of Denver, where she was the manager of student affairs for the Sturm College of Law.
Top honors went to Michigan State University College of Law in the 28th Annual William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition held Feb. 21-23, 2013, at the Law School.
As the United States Government debates domestic policy changes to address national concerns about gun violence, students at the University of Minnesota are urging the United Nations to address the human rights violations committed with firearms.
The Law School's Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity released "Open Enrollment and Racial Segregation in the Twin Cities: 2000-2010," a new study providing evidence that Minnesota's open enrollment program increases racial segregation in area schools.
The Minnesota Supreme Court issued an opinion on December 19, 2012, in the property tax assessment lawsuit Odunlade et al. v. City of Minneapolis (Supreme Court File No. A111832), remanding a portion of the lawsuit to the Minnesota Tax Court.
The Law School's Human Rights Center is hosting the 2013 Human Rights and Law Speakers Series, presented by scholars in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, held on Mondays from 12:10-2:10 p.m. in Room 55 of Mondale Hall unless otherwise listed. The presentations focus on a variety of human rights law issues, including legal assistance, children's rights, women's rights, health, police monitoring, and migration. The presentations are free and open to the public.
Super CLE Week XXXIII will be held March 15-23, 2013. Law School faculty members will offer continuing legal education opportunities on a range of relevant topics including employment law, securities law, freedom of speech, family law, environmental law, corporate governance, ethics in criminal law practice, and bias and discrimination in the legal system. A total of 47 credits (including 5 ethics and 2 bias) have been approved for the program.
Professor Richard Frase will deliver his Benjamin N. Berger Professor of Criminal Law reappointment lecture on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. His lecture, "A Sentencing System That Works: Hybrid Principles and Proven Procedures," will be presented in Lockhart Hall (Room 25) at 4:00 p.m. Event #173702 approved for one CLE credit.
Professor Antony Duff will deliver his Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Chair in Excellence appointment lecture on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. His lecture, "Torts and Crimes, Harms and Wrongs," will be presented in Lockhart Hall (Room 25) at 4:00 p.m. Event #174904 approved for one CLE credit.
The first in the "Robina in Conversation" lecture series, hosted by the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, will be held on Wednesday, April 10, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Lockhart Hall (Room 25). Robina Visiting Scholar Kieran McCartan will discuss "Community Engagement Around Sexual Offending: Understandings and Responses." This event is free and open to the public, and 1.5 CLE credits have been requested.
The Law School and Briggs and Morgan, P.A., are co-sponsoring the Second Annual Patent Symposium, "Patent Law after the America Invents Act," from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, in Lockhart Hall (Room 25). There is no charge to attend the symposium. Please RSVP by Friday, April 5, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Complimentary parking at Seven Corners Parking Ramp will be provided by Briggs and Morgan. 3.5 CLE credits have been requested.
The 11th Annual Race for Justice will begin on Nicollet Island on Sunday, April 14, 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.
Spring Alumni Weekend will be held on April 19-20, 2013. The annual weekend of festivities involves several events open to the entire alumni community, as well as special reunion events for the classes of pre-1963, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, and 2008. Online registration is now live at community.law.umn.edu/saw.
The Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice will hold its 2nd annual conference, "American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment: Diagnoses and Solutions," on Thursday, April 25. The conference will bring scholars, legal practitioners, and policy-makers together to examine the phenomenon of American exceptionalism in criminal justice. This event is free and open to the public.
The Law School's clinic program will celebrate its 100th anniversary by sponsoring a two-part program this summer. On June 8, the clinics will host a free CLE program, called "Serving Those Who Serve Us." On June 11, a Drop-In Legal Clinic for Veterans will be held at the VA Medical Center from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This event will be hosted in cooperation with the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans. Watch for more information or contact Nicole Smiley at email@example.com with questions.