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Jonathan O. Steen (’92) Elected President of Tennessee Bar Association

Jonathan O. Steen (’92) Elected President of Tennessee Bar Association

Jonathan O. Steen (’92) has been elected the 135th president of the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA), which he has served in various capacities for more than a decade. He took the oath of office June 13 at the group's annual convention in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Lauren Beach (’12) Named One of

Lauren Beach (’12) Named One of "Ten Outstanding Young Americans" by U.S. Jaycees

It may be the only honor that has been shared by Elvis Presley, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon—not to mention Bill Clinton, Orson Welles, Dick Cheney, and Susan Butcher. Now Lauren Beach, a 2012 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and a current Ph.D. candidate at the University, has joined this distinguished and eclectic group, having been named to the United States Junior Chamber's 2014 list of the 10 men and women under age 40 "who best exemplify the highest attributes of the nation's emerging generation."

2014 Spring Alumni Weekend Photos Now on e>Community

2014 Spring Alumni Weekend Photos Now on e>Community

Approximately 800 Law School alumni attended the ninth annual Spring Alumni Weekend on April 25-26, 2014. This year's Spring Alumni Weekend featured three popular new events, including an Alumni & Student Networking Event, an Alumni & Faculty Anniversary Luncheon & Dessert Reception, and the Corporate Institute's Forum. Photos are now available on e>Community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Law School On-Campus and National Interview Programs

The Law School's Career Center is pleased to invite employers to participate in its 2014 national and on-campus recruiting programs, which are designed to offer flexibility in recruiting to meet employers' needs. The Career Center will coordinate interview schedules from half-day to full-day schedules. Employers may specify hiring criteria, select required applicant materials, and interview candidates that they pre-select. The locations and dates include Washington, D.C. (July 30), New York (August 1), Houston (August 5), Atlanta (August 6), San Francisco (August 8), Chicago (August 11), and Miami (August 15); on-campus interviews will be held at the Law School between August 18 and October 31. For more information, visit www.law.umn.edu/careers/interviewing.html. Please contact employer relations associate Simona Suen at the Career Center at 612-624-9057 or suen@umn.edu with questions.

Minnesota Law Review Mentorship Program

Minnesota Law Review's alumni committee is seeking Law Review alumni willing to serve as mentors to the incoming staff members for Volume 99. The mentorship program provides Law Review members with the opportunity to connect with alumni, explore areas of law in which they have an interest, and receive advice about applying and interviewing for jobs. Please fill out the Google survey if you are willing to be a mentor. If you have questions, please contact Emily Bodtke at bodtk001@umn.edu or Max Meckstroth at mecks004@umn.edu.

Law School's 125th Anniversary

Law School's 125th Anniversary

On June 30, 2014, the University of Minnesota Law School's 125th year will draw to a close. It has been a year of celebration and reflection and a time for the Law School to look to the future and to reach out to alumni to help the school maintain its 125-year tradition of excellence in legal education. The Law School looks forward to continuing the tradition of recruiting incredible students and exceptional faculty, and our engaged and supportive alumni community will help us accomplish that goal.

Alumni Events

New York City-Area Alumni and Current Students Happy Hour, in Partnership with Carlson School of Management

New York City-area Law School Alumni Ambassadors Sitso Bediako (’08), Lauren Bergstrom (’13), Lindsay Moilanen (’09), Sandip Patel (’13), Matthew Povolny (’07), and Mathew Rotenberg (’13), along with the Carlson School of Management's New York City alumni board, invite Law School and Carlson alumni and current students working in the New York City area to a happy hour event at Papillon Bistro & Bar (22 E. 54th St., New York, NY 10022) on Wednesday, June 18, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. To RSVP, email lawalum@umn.edu or call Dinah Zebot at 612-626-8671.

Alumni and Admitted Students Happy Hour

Admissions Office staff members invite Law School alumni to join them in welcoming members of the Class of 2017 to our legal community on Thursday, June 26, from 4-6 p.m. at Republic Pub, located at Seven Corners near the Law School. Please RSVP to Hallie Prest at hprest@umn.edu if you are able to attend.

Washington, D.C., Alumni and Student Happy Hour

Join alumni and current students the evening before the Washington, D.C., off-campus interview program for a happy hour hosted by the Career Center on Tuesday, July 29, from 6-8 p.m. at Front Page Restaurant & Grill (1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C.). Click here to RSVP. Contact Simona Suen in the Career Center at suen@umn.edu or 612-624-9057 for more information.

New York Alumni and Student Happy Hour

The Career Center will host a networking happy hour for alumni and current students the evening prior to the New York off-campus interview program. The happy hour will be held on Thursday, July 31, from 6-8 p.m. at Social Bar & Grill (795 8th Ave., New York, NY 10019). Click here to RSVP. Contact Simona Suen in the Career Center at suen@umn.edu or 612-624-9057 for more information.

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