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EXCLUSIVE: Donald G. Marshall Leaves Legacy of Commitment and Love of Law

Professor Emeritus Donald G. Marshall, a member of the Law School faculty since 1967, passed away May 28, 2010, at age 79 after a fall in his home in Edina, Minn. In 2004, Marshall estimated that he had taught more than 7,500 students, and more were to come, all prepared to practice diligently and ethically on the foundation of his signature mantra, "Never whisper 'justice.'" Read more about Professor Marshall’s legacy including a reprint of his last lecture.

EXCLUSIVE: Faculty Huddle at TCF Stadium

Law School faculty celebrated achievements and other activities at a true high-five venue on May 5, 2010—the Club Room of the TCF Bank Stadium, home of the University of Minnesota’s football Golden Gophers.

Professor Tonry Receives Honorary Doctorate From Amsterdam's Free University

The Vrije Universiteit (Free University) Amsterdam has selected Law School Professor Michael Tonry to receive a doctorate honoris causa during its 130th Dies Natalis ceremony on October 20. "This is a great honor that has only rarely been awarded to American nationals," said Law School Dean David Wippman in an announcement to faculty and staff.

Professor Ní Aoláin Joins U.N. Roster of Experts

Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, holder of the Law School’s Dorsey & Whitney chair in law and a professor of law at the University of Ulster’s Transitional Justice Institute in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been invited to serve on the U.N. Roster of Experts for the Crisis Communications Unit.

Law Community Says Goodbye to Prof. Jamie Grodsky

The Law School community regrets to announce the death of Jamie Anne Grodsky, a former University of Minnesota Law School professor and respected expert in Environmental Law. She will be greatly missed.

Franken Holds Roundtable with MN Legal Scholars about Kagan Nomination

When Senator Al Franken gathered legal experts to help him prepare for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s confirmation hearings, Professors Dale Carpenter, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, and Myron Orfield were among them.

Professor Howland Selected for President’s Award

Professor Joan S. Howland was one of 12 individuals chosen from across the University of Minnesota to receive the 2010 President’s Award for Outstanding Service, University President Robert H. Bruininks announced today.

Prof. Klass Selected as Institute on the Environment Resident Fellow

Professor Alex Klass was chosen as one of twelve faculty members across the University to be a Resident Fellow at the Institute on the Environment. Each Resident Fellow will receive flexible funding for a three-year period to pursue cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research and problem solving, and to create new models of teaching and training in the environmental and natural resources area.

Prof. Dale Carpenter Elected to ALI

Dale Carpenter, Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law, has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI). Admission to ALI’s elected membership is a significant professional honor that is limited to 3,000 judges, lawyers, and law teachers from across the world. New members are recommended by current members on the basis of high character, ability, and professional standing.

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