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Michael Carlin (’12) Wins <i>National Law Review</i> 2011 Law Student Writing Competition

Michael Carlin (’12) Wins National Law Review 2011 Law Student Writing Competition

Michael Carlin (’12) is among the winners of the National Law Review (NLR) 2011 Law Student Writing Competition for his article, "Employers Are Watching Your Facebook: Worker Privacy Significantly Diminished in the Digital Era." Submissions to the competition are limited to students enrolled in an accredited U.S. law school and are judged by NLR staff on the basis of readability, clarity, organization, timeliness, and usefulness to legal and business professionals.

Lariss Jude (’12) Wins DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship

Lariss Jude (’12) Wins DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship

Lariss Jude (’12) is one of only two law students nationwide selected to receive a $10,000 DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship for 2011. She will be honored at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar in Chicago on June 16-17.

Tara Houska (’12) Receives Native American Congressional Internship

Tara Houska (’12) Receives Native American Congressional Internship

On May 26, third-year Law School student Tara M. Houska began her 2011 Native American Congressional Internship in Washington, D.C., supported by the Udall Foundation. She is one of only 12 students, from 12 tribes nationwide, to be awarded the prestigious ten-week internship, which runs until August 5.

Zac DesAutels (’11) Wins 2011 Paul Faherty Tax Writing Competition

Zac DesAutels (’11) Wins 2011 Paul Faherty Tax Writing Competition

Zac DesAutels (’11) is the $3,000 grand prize winner of the 2011 Paul Faherty Tax Writing Competition for his article, "Virtually Untaxable? Red Earth LLC v. United States and Congressional Authorization for State Taxation of Internet Sales."

Class of 2011 Students Honored at Awards Ceremony and Reception

The day before the May 14 commencement, the Law School helds its Student Awards and Recognition Ceremony for graduates and their families to acknowledge outstanding student achievement among the Class of 2011.

Josh Fisher’s Dodger Divorce Web Site Gaining Large Following

Josh Fisher’s Dodger Divorce Web Site Gaining Large Following

Joshua Fisher (’11), creator of the Dodger Divorce Web site (www.DodgerDivorce.com), which is considered the go-to place for the latest details on the legal battles of divorcing Dodger owners Frank and Jamie McCourt, received a new title in a recent Star Tribune article: "the McCourt case whiz."

Eva Stensvad (’11) Wins Burton Award for Legal Writing

Eva Stensvad (’11) Wins Burton Award for Legal Writing

Eva B. Stensvad (’11) is the winner of a 2011 Burton Award for Legal Achievement in the law school legal writing category for her article, "Immunity for Vaccine Manufacturers: The Vaccine Act and Preemption of Design Defect Claims." She is the sixth Law School student to receive the prestigious award.

Prof. Laura Thomas and Student Attorneys Participate in ABA Teleconference

On April 21, 2001, Clinical Professor Laura Thomas and several student attorneys in the Law School's Civil Practice Clinic participated in an ABA Young Lawyers Division teleconference entitled "Lessons in Public Education: A Community's Challenge to Property Tax Assessments."

2L Carl Engstrom Co-Authors Article Cited by <em>ABA Journal</em>

2L Carl Engstrom Co-Authors Article Cited by ABA Journal

On March 16, 2011, the ABA Journal Web site cited an article co-authored by attorney Benjamin Skjold of Skjold Parrington and Carl Engstrom ('12), a law clerk at the firm, entitled, "Free Speech Threat or Misled Jury? Verdict Against Blogger 'Johnny Northside' Likely the Result of a Flawed Special Verdict Form."

Student Events

LL.M. and J.D. Student Orientations

On Thursday, Aug. 11, the Law School will begin the LL.M. Program for Foreign Lawyers Class of 2012 with a three-week orientation and introductory course. Orientation for the Class of 2014 J.D. students will run from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2.