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Uppsala Anniversary, 2008


Celebrating 25 Years: Uppsala University Faculty of Law and the University of Minnesota Law School Student and Faculty Exchange

The University of Minnesota Law School (Minnesota), is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their exchange relationship with Uppsala University Faculty of Law (Uppsala) by hosting a symposium on five topics of American and European/Scandinavian legal interest. Past participants in the exchange, current and former faculty and staff of the University of Minnesota and Uppsala University, and members of the community are all invited to attend!

The symposium, held on Friday afternoon, September 26 and all day Saturday, September 27, consists of faculty members from Minnesota and Uppsala presenting on each of the five selected topics. These topics include: American and Scandinavian Realism, Freedom of Expression as a Human Right, Families Across National and Cultural Boundaries, Terrorism and Legal Security, and Current Topics in Environmental Law. After each presentation, audience members will be invited to participate with their questions and comments.

All papers presented in Minnesota will then be presented at a similar symposium in Uppsala on October 24-25. Uppsala University has further generously offered to publish papers created as part of the symposia in their yearbook, De Lege.

In addition to the academic presentations, there will be plenty of time at the Minnesota symposium to reconnect with old and new friends alike. After the presentations on Friday afternoon, there will be a reception at the Law School. During this reception, the Reisenfeld Rare Books Research Center will be open and staff from the library will be available to discuss the collaboration between Minnesota and Uppsala's libraries and to highlight the extensive Scandinavian collection, in addition to the rare books collection, held by the University of Minnesota Law Library.

Upon completion of all the presentations on Saturday evening, everyone is invited to attend a celebratory banquet at the Weisman Art Museum.

The Law School is grateful to Maynard B. Hasselquist, Class of 1947, and his friends and family for their longtime support of business law and international programs at the Law School. The endowed Maynard B. Hasselquist Fund for Programs in International Business Law helped to underwrite this 25th anniversary celebration.


Minnesota and Uppsala Celebrate 25-Year Partnership

In May, Uppsala University organized a 25th anniversary celebration of the exchange program to coincide with its Alumni Day.