The American College of Bankruptcy (ACB) has named its Distinguished Law Students for 2014, and recent Law School graduate William Schumacher (’14) is one of just five selected nationally for the year. Schumacher, who is a CPA as well as a newly minted J.D., received the honor at an event held this spring at the Smithsonian's American Art and Portraiture Museum in Washington, D.C.
John Matthew Schwietz's (’14) article "Dead on Arrival: Can Efficiencies Revive an Otherwise Unlawful Hospital Merger in Court?" was published in an ABA newsletter on antitrust. In his article, Schwietz addresses whether efficiency claims can rescue a horizontal hospital merger that is otherwise "dead on arrival" in court after challenge by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). He concludes that recent court decisions "do not inspire hope," and that the merging parties' best shot is presenting such claims to the FTC during the investigation phase.
The University of Minnesota Graduate and Professional Student Assembly announced that Toni Haraldsen (’14) was chosen as a recipient of the Mary A. McEvoy Award for Public Engagement and Leadership. This University-wide honor is given to one graduate and one professional student each year and carries a $1,000 scholarship. The award recognizes students who have demonstrated dedication and assistance that benefit an individual, a group, or a community, or that strengthen a democratic way of life. Haraldsen received her award and delivered a brief speech at the President's Student Leadership and Service Award Banquet on April 30 in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union.
Two students at the Law School—Brittany Mitchell (’15) and Joanna Dobson (’16)—were among those recognized by Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) at the group's 42nd annual meeting on May 19. Mitchell (seen at right in the photo) was named the winner of MWL's 2014 Equal Justice Award, while Dobson was selected to receive an MWL Law Student Scholarship.
On April 2, the Minneapolis Star Tribune published an op-ed by Student Speech: Rights and Regulations, a student-led seminar at the Law School. Titled "A Gut Check, Please, on the Safe and Supportive Schools Act," the article described Minnesota's anti-bullying law and how it relates to student bullying that occurs online and off-campus.
The Law School's On-Campus and Off-Campus Fall Interview Programs begin in July. Visit the Career Center's Inside.Law page now to view instructions and deadlines. Please reach out to your career counselor with questions.
On Thursday, August 7, the LL.M. Class of 2015 will arrive for orientation and the Introduction to American Law course that will run through August 28. Orientation for the Class of 2017 J.D. students will be held August 26-29.