The third annual Diversity Week was held March 10-14, 2014, at the Law School. The student-conceived event celebrated the diversity of the Law School community and offered presentations and panel discussions to engage faculty, students, and staff in discussions and learning on issues of equity and diversity in the legal system. Congressman Keith Ellison (’90) delivered the keynote address for the week's events.
The 2014 Theatre of the Relatively Talentless (TORT) production, "Clue: A Murder Mystery in Mondale," was performed to sold-out crowds March 7 and 8 at the Pantages Theatre. Click here to read Minnesota Daily's article, "How the Prosecution Rests," about the performance.
The Law School's hockey team, the Fighting Mondales, were recently featured in a Minnesota Daily article, entitled "Mondales Represent Law School on Ice."Click here to read the story.
Matthew S. Hu (’14) has been awarded first place in the Federal Bar Association's annual Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition for his article "Fine-Tuning the Tax Whistleblower Statute: Why Qui Tam Is Not a Solution." As the winning author, Hu received $2,000 and a trip to the FBA Section on Taxation's annual tax law conference, held in February in Washington, D.C. His article will be considered for publication in the FBA magazine, The Federal Lawyer, or the Section on Taxation's newsletter, Inside Basis.
On Saturday, Feb. 8, at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Chicago, the University of Minnesota Law School Corporate Institute student team of Christie Sullivan (’15) and Dan Hegg (’16) placed third overall in the ABA National Negotiation Competition. The final round of the event was lively, suspenseful, and very close, with the second-, third-, and fourth-place finishers each separated by a single point.
George Byron (Geordie) Griffiths (’15) has a photograph on display in the "Minnesota: Inside and Out" exhibit at the Rourke Art Museum in Fargo-Moorhead. The exhibit, running through April 6, explores 100 years of art in Minnesota through the Rourke's Permanent Collection.
The Law Clinics will hold an information reception on Monday, March 24 at 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Auerbach Commons. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. The Law Clinics provide a unique opportunity for 2L and 3L students to learn by doing in a supportive atmosphere. They help students develop lawyering skills through a combination of theoretical classroom instruction and practical application in simulations and live cases. The Student Practice Rule adopted by the Minnesota Supreme Court allows clinic students to represent clients in actual court and administrative agency proceedings under the supervision of the clinic faculty.
This year's Malpractice Ball will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014. All law students and their guests are invited to attend this annual formal-attire event. Tickets are sold Monday-Friday on the subplaza over the lunch hour. Tickets are $40 from March 24-28, and $45 from March 31 - April 2. Contact the Law Council at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This semester, Life Balance Week will be held April 14-18. Watch the Law Council's weekly digest emails for more information on the week's agenda.
Law School students have an opportunity to network with our alumni during Spring Alumni Weekend on Friday, April 25 at a free reception at the Courtyard Marriott in Minneapolis. Students can meet with alumni from across the country to discuss diverse careers and markets. Alumni will be loosely grouped together by career type, allowing students to easily find alumni in the career they wish to learn more about. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided by the Office of Advancement. RSVP to email@example.com.
On Friday, May 16, 2014, Dean David Wippman and the law faculty invite graduating students, along with their families and friends, to a reception honoring the Class of 2014. It will be held on the plaza level of the Law School from 3-5 p.m. Please RSVP by May 14 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year's Law School Commencement ceremony, which will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 10 a.m., returns to the newly renovated Northrop Memorial Auditorium, 84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis. U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez will give the commencement address.