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EXCLUSIVE: Russell Bennett ('52) Tribute

Russell Bennett ('52), a dedicated friend of the University, died of cancer at his home in Excelsior, Minn., on April 7, 2010, at age 80. "No volunteer in the history of the Foundation had a greater impact on our organization and the University than Russ," said President and CEO of the University of Minnesota Foundation Steven L. Goldstein in an email announcement to staff.

EXCLUSIVE: Lindsay G. Arthur Sr ('46) Tribute

Lindsay G. Arthur Sr ('46), a judge in the Hennepin County Juvenile Court from 1960 until his retirement in 1987, passed away May 21, 2010, at his home in Eden Prairie, Minn., at age 92. He was chief judge for 18 of the 27 years he served on the Juvenile Court bench. During a lifetime dedicated to juvenile justice, he made rulings that set precedent in the field of juvenile law, which was still evolving during his tenure.

EXCLUSIVE: Justice Anderson ('68) Speaks on Franken-Coleman Recount in Washington, D.C.

On May 26, 2010, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Paul H. Anderson ('68) addressed a diverse group of more than 30 attorneys and policy leaders at a breakfast organized by the University of Minnesota Law School's capital region alumni. The event, held at the University Club of Washington, D.C., featured Justice Anderson's speech, "A View From the Bench: Observations on the Coleman v. Franken Senate Recount Dispute."

Angela Lageson ('92) Named General Counsel of Pentair Inc.

Angela Lageson ('92) has been named general counsel and senior vice president of Pentair, Inc., a Minneapolis-based diversified industrial company with approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. Lageson will replace Louis Ainsworth, Pentair's first general counsel, who plans to retire this summer.

Nena Street ('06) and Lindsay Zamzow ('01): Women to Watch

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal announced its 51 Women in Business Award winners in its May 21, 2010, print and online issues. Among the 25 on the Women to Watch list are alumni Nena Street ('06), an associate in Dorsey & Whitney's regulatory affairs group, and Lindsay Zamzow ('01), a shareholder in Fredrikson & Byron’s employment and labor law, trade secret, and construction law groups.

Phil Carruthers ('79) Honored as Distinguished Humanitarian

Philip C. Carruthers ('79) will receive one of the three 2010 Law Day awards being presented by the Ramsey County Bar Association (RCBA) today at its annual meeting in St. Paul.

Christine Long ('91) Appointed to Third District Bench

Christine A. Long ('91) has been appointed to a judgeship in Minnesota's Third Judicial District trial court, Rice County. In his appointment announcement yesterday, Gov. Tim Pawlenty ('86) said, "Christine brings a wealth of experience in civil as well as criminal law. In addition to her legal skills and reputation for professionalism, she is an active member of the community."

Robyn Millenacker ('88) Chosen for 2nd District Court Bench

Robyn A. Millenacker ('88), an assistant U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, has been appointed to the Second Judicial District Court in St. Paul. She will fill the vacancy created by the 2009 retirement of Michael Fetsch.

Federal Judge Rosenbaum ('69) Announces He's Stepping Down

James M. Rosenbaum, a U.S. District Court Judge for Minnesota since 1985, has announced his resignation from the federal bench effective August 2010. He had taken senior status in October 2009, the month he turned 65, but had continued to work a full case load.

Alumni Events

Spring Alumni Weekend 2010

Spring Alumni Weekend 2010

Approximately 500 alumni attended the Law School's fifth annual Spring Alumni Weekend on June 4-5, 2010. Nearly 40 classes were represented at the all-alumni cocktail reception, breakfast, and CLE program, "International Law and the Obama Administration," taught by Dean David Wippman and Professors Oren Gross and Gregory Shaffer.

Special reunion celebrations were held for the classes of 2000, 1990, 1985, 1980, 1970, 1960, and pre-1960. Attendees enjoyed catching up with former classmates and friends and reconnecting with the Law School.

MSBA’s Nine Days in June

This year the Minnesota State Bar Association’s annual convention consists of eight one-day CLE events in judicial districts throughout the state and a finale in the Twin Cities.

The finale, Day 9, is on June 24, 2010, at Target Field. A full-day CLE program will be followed by a joint reception, starting at 4:30 p.m., hosted by Minnesota and North Dakota law schools.

Be sure to stop by the UMN Law School table to visit with fellow alumni, faculty, and staff and to pick up your beverage ticket! Please direct questions to the MSBA’s Joni Fenner at 612-278-6307 or jfenner@mnbar.org, or visit the MSBA website for registration and more information.

ABA Annual Meeting in August

The American Bar Association's annual meeting is August 5-10 in San Francisco. The Law School will be hosting an alumni reception from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 6, in Sierra Suite J on the fifth floor of the Marriott Marquis, located at 55 Fourth Street in San Francisco.

If you have questions or are planning to attend the conference and want to receive further information about this event, please email Joe Thiegs, thiegs@umn.edu or visit community.law.umn.edu /ABAreception2010 to register now!

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