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Two Law School Alumni Appointed to Hennepin County Bench

Minnesota governor Mark Dayton has named five new judges to Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District bench, two of whom—Nicole Engisch (’90) and Carolina Lamas (’03)—are Law School alumni. The Fourth District encompasses Hennepin County and carries the highest caseload in the state.

Alumni Volunteers Needed!

Office of Admissions Campus Preview Weekend—April 4-5, 2014
The Office of Admissions is gearing up for its biggest admitted student recruiting event of the year—Campus Preview Weekend. Alumni volunteers are needed to attend various activities during the weekend to engage with students and their guests to welcome them to the University of Minnesota Law School community and to answer questions they might have about the student experience here. Students routinely report that the opportunity to meet and network with our alumni is one of the highlights of their experience. The preview weekend includes lunch at Mondale Hall and an evening reception at Solera restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. Please contact Hallie Prest in Admissions at hprest@umn.edu for further details or if you are able to attend any portion of the weekend.

Alumni Events

Washington, D.C. Alumni & Admitted Students Networking Event: March 18, 2014

Washington, D.C. Alumni Ambassadors Maisa Jean Frank (’10), Chuck Bruse (’71), Kate McNight (’08), and Nicolas Sanchez (’07), along with the Law School’s Office of Admissions, invite area alumni to attend a networking happy hour event on Tuesday, March 18, from 5-8 p.m. at Madhatter (1319 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.). Happy hour specials will be available. Admitted students from the area have also been invited. Have questions or want to RSVP? Contact Hallie Prest in the Admissions Office at hprest@umn.edu or 612-626-0865.

New York City Alumni & Admitted Students Networking Event: March 20, 2014

The Law School's Office of Admissions and New York City Alumni Ambassadors Sitso Bediako (’08), Lauren Bergstrom (’13), Lindsay Moilanen (’09), Sandip Patel (’13), Matt Povolny (’07), and Mathew Rotenberg (’13) are holding a happy hour for New York-area admitted students and alumni. The event will take place on Thursday, March 20, from 6:30–9:30 p.m. at The Breslin (16 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001) Please RSVP to Hallie Prest in the Admissions Office at hprest@umn.edu or 612-626-0865.

San Francisco Alumni Happy Hour, in Partnership with the Carlson School of Management: March 27, 2014

San Francisco-area Law School Alumni Ambassadors Lauren Wood (’08), Liza Ring (’85), Brian Johnsrud (’96), and Michael Wu (’01), along with and the Carlson School's Bay Area alumni board invite Law School and Carlson grads in the Bay Area to a networking happy hour event at Local Edition (691 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94105). To RSVP, please email lawalum@umn.edu or call Dinah Zebot at 612-626-8671.

Spring Alumni Weekend

Spring Alumni Weekend

Spring Alumni Weekend is scheduled for April 25-26, 2014. The annual weekend of festivities involves several events open to the entire alumni community, as well as special reunion events for the classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009. If you are interested in getting involved with your class committee or have questions about your reunion or Spring Alumni Weekend, contact Dinah Zebot, Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, at 612-626-8671 or dczebot@umn.edu. Get more information and register online at community.law.umn.edu/saw.

Save the Date: Summer CLE XXXV

Save the date for Summer CLE XXXV on May 27 - June 7, 2014. More information will be available soon at www.law.umn.edu/cle/index.html.

Law School On-Campus and National Interview Programs—Summer/Fall 2014

The Law School's Career Center is pleased to invite employers to participate in its 2014 On-Campus and National Recruiting Programs. These programs offer flexibility in recruiting to meet employers' needs, and the Career Center will coordinate interview schedules from half-day to full-day time frames. Employers may specify hiring criteria, select required applicant materials, and interview candidates that they pre-select. The locations and dates include: Washington, D.C., (July 30), New York (Aug. 1), San Francisco (Aug. 8), Chicago (Aug. 11), and the Law School (Aug. 18-Oct. 31). Contact the Career Center at 612-625-1866 or lawcareers@umn.edu with questions.

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