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EXCLUSIVE: Prof. McGeveran Offers Expert Perspective on Facebook Privacy

Several U.S. Senators are asking the Federal Trade Commission to set boundaries on how social networking sites like Facebook can use private information. In this short video, Professor William McGeveran summarizes the issues and what can be accomplished "if we get this right."

Law School Honors Class of 2010 at Commencement

Hundreds of new lawyers officially began their legal careers May 15 as the Law School welcomed its 122nd class of graduates during the commencement ceremonies. NEW for e-Perspectives: Remarks from Senator Amy Klobuchar, LLM graduate Khaled Al Tal and JD graduate Cameron Wood.

Institute on Race & Poverty Study: New Orleans School Experiment Misses its Goal

The University of Minnesota Law School's Institute on Race and Poverty recently completed a new study of Louisiana's massive effort to rebuild the entire New Orleans public school system after its destruction by Hurricane Katrina. The effort represents the nation's most extensive charter school experiment.

Professor Stras Named to Minnesota Supreme Court Bench

David Stras, the University of Minnesota Law School's Vance K. Opperman Research Scholar, co-director of the Institute for Law and Politics, and an affiliated associate professor in the Department of Political Science, was appointed Associate Justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court by Gov. Tim Pawlenty ('86) on May 13.

LSAT Prep Program Offered This Summer

A program to help students prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) will be offered at the Law School from June 5 to Aug. 11, 2010. The class will meet once, and occasionally twice, a week and will be limited to 25 students.

Spring Issue of Perspectives Magazine Now Available

Spring Issue of Perspectives Magazine Now Available

The Spring 2010 Perspectives magazine includes a cover story about alumni involved in human rights efforts, an article about the formation of the Legal Aid Office for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, curriculum reform update, and coverage of Sandra Day O'Connor's visit. Other articles include student and alumni profiles, a first-person account of Justice Thomas' class held this spring, class notes and other news about the Law School Community.

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Judicial Skills Training

The Law School is unique in offering courtroom management skills training to new Minnesota judges. Since 1982, it has offered a distinctive Judicial Trial Skills Training Program that is now mandatory for all newly appointed or elected trial judges in Minnesota. More than 300 Minnesota judges have completed the program. The course will be offered multiple times during the summer, beginning June 18.

Institute for the Horn of Africa Studies and Affairs 2010 Conference

Conference Topics: The Nexus between conflict, peace, human rights and development in the Ogaden; Appropriate conflict resoultion mechanisms for the Ogaden region; Building broader-based conversations among the people of the Somali region. Co-Sponsored by the Human Rights Center and Institute for Horn of Africa Studies and Affairs. Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19, Room 25.

MN Gopher Homecoming vs. Northwestern Wildcats

Since 1914, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, has celebrated Homecoming, a week dedicated to honoring the spirit of the maroon and gold.

Journal of Law & Inequality Symposium: "Criminal Law & International Human Rights"

The symposium will take place on September 28, 2010, and will feature internationally renowned experts. Among the presenters are the International Criminal Court Prosecutor Moreno-Ocampo, David Weissbrodt, Jennifer Green, Cheryl Heilman, Kathryn Sikkink, and Leigh Payne, who will address issues as diverse as the preventive effects of criminal prosecution, the use of torture on terrorism suspects, transitional justice, and domestic international human rights litigation.

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