On May 15, clinic student attorney Gaelen Schumann (’14) argued before the Eighth Circuit on behalf of a client who had been tortured by military officials in his country of origin but was denied asylum because he filed his application 33 days after the one-year deadline in his case. The attorney on behalf of the government acknowledged that this was not a case that "felt good" but argued that the Court did not have jurisdiction to consider the denial.
Class of 2014 students Alexandra Dellarco, Bryan Dooley, and Henry Ha have been awarded, through a highly competitive process among more than 500 law student applicants nationwide, a prestigious ten-week Peggy Browning summer 2013 fellowship in public interest labor law.
The nation's first ever intercollegiate moot court competition on Chinese law was held in April 2013 at Minnesota's Supreme Court. The competition was the brainchild of Chang Wang (’06), an adjunct professor at the Law School and William Mitchell College of Law. The proceedings offered students from both schools a comparative perspective of China's legal system and a practical opportunity to predict legal actions and outcomes across cultures, and served as the final exam for Wang's Chinese law courses.
On Thursday, August 8, the LL.M. Class of 2014 will arrive for orientation and the Introduction to American Law course that will run through August 29. Orientation for the Class of 2016 J.D. students will be held August 27-30.