This summer, third-year Law School student Anne Dwyer will begin a year-long Winston Health Policy Fellowship in Washington, D.C. She is one of only two, from 37 applicants nationwide, to be awarded the prestigious post-graduate fellowship geared to introduce Fellows to public- and private-sector functions in health policy development.
The University of Minnesota Law School's ABA Moot Court Team of 3Ls Michael Kruckow and Bradley Prowant won the opportunity to compete in the finals at the regional rounds of the National Appellate Advocacy Competition held recently in San Francisco. Kruckow also won sixth Best Oralist Award. The national final rounds will be held in Chicago on April 4-6, 2013.
The University of Minnesota Law School's Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court team, composed of Kayleigh Brown (’13), Andrew Gross (’13), Liz Scoggin (’13), Carl Spindler (’13), and Frank White (’14), took first place in the Rocky Mountain Regional tournament in Denver, earning a qualifying spot for the international competition.
The University of Minnesota Law School's mock trial program, which has been building over the past several years, reached a pinnacle recently when the Mock Trial team of Graham Berg-Moberg (’13), Jennifer Hendricks (’13), and Jared Reams (’13) were undefeated in the regional rounds of the National Mock Trial Competition. They are the first Law School mock trial team to advance to the national finals, to be held this year in San Antonio on April 3-7.
The International Law Society is hosting "Alien Tort Claims Act and CLE Networking Event" at Fredrikson & Byron on Thursday, March 28, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The event will bring together judges, lawyers, law professors and students in the Twin Cities area interested in international law. Guest speakers include Duane Krohnke, Nicole Moen, partner at Fredrikson & Byron, and other notable authorities on the Alien Tort Claims Act and international law. Please RSVP by March 25 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook. For more information contact Elizabeth Henley at email@example.com.
Save the date for this year's Malpractice Ball on Saturday, April 6, 2013. All law students and their guests are invited to attend this annual formal attire event. Details on the event and how to purchase tickets will be available soon. Contact the Law Council at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This semester, Life Balance Week will be held on April 15-19. Watch the Law Council's weekly digest emails for more information on the week's agenda.
On Thursday, April 11, the Federalist Society is hosting a debate entitled "The War on Drugs: Who's Winning?" in Lockhart Hall (Room 25) from 12:15-1:20 p.m. The debate concerns the merits of the drug war, in both political theory and efficacy of implementation. Panelists include Judge Jim Gray, 2012 Libertarian Party VP candidate; Kurtis Hanna, Executive Director of MN NORML; and Chief Bud Shaver, West St. Paul Chief of Police. Professor Richard Painter, former Chief Ethics Lawyer for the G.W. Bush White House, will moderate the debate.
On Friday, May 17, 2013, Dean David Wippman and the law faculty invite graduating students, along with their families and friends, to a reception honoring the Class of 2013. It will be held in Auerbauch Commons from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Please RSVP by May 15, 2013, to email@example.com.
The Law School's Commencement ceremonies, which will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., will take place at Mariucci Arena, 1901 S.E. 4th St., Minneapolis, again this year due to the Northrop Auditorium renovation project. This year's speaker will be Governor Mark Dayton.
The second annual Diversity Week was held March 11-15, 2013, at the Law School. The student-conceived event celebrates the diversity of the Law School community and offers presentations and panel discussions to engage faculty, students, and staff in discussions and learning on issues of equity and diversity in the legal system.
The Law School's Theatre of the Relatively Talentless (TORT) transported enthusiastic audiences back to Mondale Hall 30 years ago in its 11th annual musical parody Back to the Future Interest at the Pantages Theatre February 22-23, 2013. Watch for the Spring 2013 issue of Perspectives to read a recap of this year's musical.
The Law School's Minnesota Journal of International Law presented its symposium, entitled "The Future of Warfare: The Law of Tomorrow's Battlefields," on February 5, 2013. Journal members chose this year's topic because of its current relevance in international law. The symposium featured panels on robotics, cyber warfare, and the privatization of war.