"The Law School has been the best in the region for a long, long time. To maintain our excellence and continue attracting the best and brightest students, faculty, and administrators, we need the resources to really compete."
Michael Hurley (’80), a native of Edina, Minn., began his legal career as a trial attorney in Minneapolis. Today he is the president of his own consulting firm, Team 3i, and lectures on national security and counterterrorism strategy around the world. The 30 years between those two points spanned an exciting career for Hurley, with a significant portion devoted to pursuing Osama bin Laden.
Hundreds of law students officially became lawyers on May 14 as the University of Minnesota Law School conducted its 123rd commencement ceremonies.
Susan Miller, a program associate at the Law School, is a 2011 recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Service. The award recognizes service to the University, its schools, colleges, departments and service units by any active or retired faculty or staff member.
The University of Minnesota Law School announced a $70 million fund-raising campaign at its Spring Alumni Weekend reception on Friday, April 15. The campaign is projected to run for a five-year period.
The campaign theme, GENERATIONS. The Campaign for the University of Minnesota Law School, recognizes the school’s tradition of educating leaders for a changing world. For more than 120 years, the Law School has graduated students who have gone on to represent the school and the profession with distinction, serving in public office at all levels, contributing to the world of private enterprise, and reaching out to the community in numerous areas of public service.
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This issue's cover story, "That’s Entertainment Law" by Karen Hansen, explains how the legal brains behind the artists work to secure intellectual property rights, iron out contract details, and scramble to keep up in a rapidly changing field. The issue also contains much more, including Law School activities, faculty news and accomplishments, student and alumni news, events, profiles, and more about the Law School's new GENERATIONS Campaign.
For the fourth year, the Law School is offering a program to help students prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The class, which began June 8 and runs until Aug. 17, meets once or occasionally twice a week and is limited to 25 students.
Sept. 28, 2010: Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, spoke at the Law and Inequality: Journal of Theory and Practice symposium.
March 31, 2011: Wilma Liebman, Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, gave a lecture entitled "Reviving American Labor Law."
April 7, 2011: Former President of Ireland and U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson joined Dean David Wippman for a UMN College of Continuing Education Great Conversation.
May 1, 2011: The Law School hosted a reception for Nobel Peace Prize Laureate President Oscar Arias Sanchez of Costa Rica after he gave a lecture at Willey Hall.
Dame Hazel Genn, Dean of Laws, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, and co-director of the University College London Judicial Institute, will deliver the annual William B. Lockhart Lecture on Sept. 15, 2011, in Lockhart Hall at the Law School. In her lecture, entitled "Selecting Judges, English Style: Are There Lessons for the U.S.?" she will she draw on her experience to speak to a range of questions concerning judicial selection.
This year's Minnesota Law Review Symposium "Citizens United: Democracy Realized—or Defeated?" will take place on Oct. 21, 2011, in Lockhart Hall.
Since 1914, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, has celebrated Homecoming, a week dedicated to honoring the spirit of the maroon and gold. This year, Homecoming will begin October 16, 2011, and end October 22, 2011, with the game between the Minnesota football Gophers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers at TCF Stadium.