Law School News
for January, 2015
January 28, 2015
The Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) has announced the winners of its Legal Essay Contest 2014. Third-year Law School student Daniel Schueppert ('15) was named a silver award winner for his essay "Climate Change, the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification and Multi-Level Governance." His essay, along with those of the four other winning law students, will be published by the CISDL in a special working paper series later this year.
January 23, 2015
Student attorneys in the Law School's Detainee Rights Clinic recently won rulings on appeal for two clients with mental disorders who were not screened for competency during the merits phase of their proceedings before the immigration court.
January 22, 2015
The Law School's Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, part of the Center for New Americans (CNA), has recently seen its efforts lead to positive outcomes in three asylum-related cases.
January 14, 2015
On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Mellouli v. Holder, a collaborative litigation effort of the Center for New Americans attorneys Kate Evans and Benjamin Casper ('97) led by our partners Faegre Baker Daniels attorneys Jon Laramore, Lucetta Pope, Daniel Pulliam; and with the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota attorneys John Keller and Sheila Stuhlman ('00). Faegre Baker Daniels Partner Jon Laramore will argue the case for the team. Law students Anna Finstrom (»15), Caitlinrose Fisher ('15), and Julia Decker ('14), now a Robina Fellow with the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, have been invaluable members of the litigation team.
January 8, 2015
Capping years of collaborative litigation that ultimately reached the U.S. Supreme Court, Center for New Americans' (CNA) client Pe Paul Goromou was granted asylum on January 8 by an immigration judge. The CNA's Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic, along with co-counsel from Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P., and The Advocates for Human Rights, filed a petition for certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene and correct the government's misinterpretation of a controversial statute that requires most persons fleeing persecution to apply for asylum within one year of their arrival in the United States.