Four Law School students were awarded scholarships from the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) Foundation at its Annual Scholarship Gala on November 10, 2012. Anthony J. Begon (’14) received the Pamela Alexander scholarship, Tammi Etheridge (’14) received the Michael J. Davis scholarship, and Edmond Ahadome (’13) and Melba Melton (’14) received MABL scholarships.
Congratulations to the Law School's National Moot Court teams and their successful showings at the regional tournament hosted by the University of South Dakota Law School on Nov. 9-10. The Respondent team (3Ls Kyle Hardwick, Leah Kippola, and Holly Miller) won the Regional Respondent Best Brief and the Overall Best Brief trophy with the highest score in the tournament.
Running under the slogan "It's time for a Little leadership," Matt Little (’14) was elected mayor of his hometown, Lakeville, Minn., on November 6. A Lakeville City Council member in his second year, Little took on two Council colleagues, each of whom had served for 12 years and one of them the incumbent mayor. When the ballots were tallied, Little came out on top with 43.9% of the 27,715 votes cast, versus 39% and 16.7% for his opponents.
The Law School's Corporate Institute offers the Leadership Foundations Program January 16-18, 2013. This program recognizes the role that lawyers provide as leaders, both in business and throughout the fabric of modern society. The program gives students insight into fundamental leadership concepts and skills. The Corporate Institute offers the Leadership Foundations Program to all current students at no cost. For more information, contact David Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brett Arenz at email@example.com.
The 2013 Theatre of the Relatively Talentless (TORT) production, "Back to the Future Interest," will be presented on February 22-23 at the Pantages Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. TORT is written, directed, produced and performed entirely by law students, with reckless disregard for talent. As always, you can expect singing, dancing, jokes, and some great cameo appearances. For more information, visit www.law.umn.edu/tort/index.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date for the 2nd Annual Diversity Week at the Law School, March 11-15, 2013. The week will be focused on having "Dialogues about Diversity." This year will include lunch events, a faculty and student reception, and a celebration at the end of the week. Potential topics for the week include:
The Women's Law Student Association (WLSA) will host a blood drive in Auerbach Commons on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For details, email WLSA at email@example.com.
Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice hosted a symposium on October 4, entitled "'Children are Different': Culpability and Mandatory Sentencing of Juveniles Under Miller v. Alabama & Jackson v. Hobbs." Columbia Law School Professor Elizabeth Scott gave the keynote address.
On October 12, 2012, the Law School's Litigation and Trial Advocacy Group (LTAG) hosted a panel discussion, "Perspectives on Litigation and Law from the Bench," by members of the Minnesota District Judges Association. The panel of Minnesota state court judges discussed state court work as well as the dos and don'ts of litigation from the judges' perspectives.
On October 26, the Minnesota Law Review held its 2012 symposium, "A More Perfect Union? Democracy in the Age of Ballot Initiatives," which focused on direct democracy and the Minnesota marriage amendment.