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for April, 2015

Prof. Suzanne Thorpe ('89) Receives President's Service Award

April 30, 2015

Suzanne Thorpe ('89), professor of legal research instruction at the Law School, has been named a recipient of the University of Minnesota 2015 President's Award for Outstanding Service. The award, established in 1997 to honor those whose service to the University community has "gone well beyond the regular duties of a faculty or staff member," is presented to approximately 12 individuals each year.

Law School Mourns the Death of John W. Mooty ('44)

April 23, 2015

John W. Mooty, who graduated first in his Law School class ('44) and became a first-class leader in law, business and philanthropy, died April 17, 2015, in Edina, Minn. He was 92.

Andrea Miller ('15) Wins Burton Award for Legal Writing

April 16, 2015

The Burton Foundation has announced that Andrea Miller ('15) is the winner of a 2015 Distinguished Legal Writing Award—one of just 10 students from U.S. law schools to be so honored. Miller is both a J.D. candidate at the Law School and a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Minnesota's Department of Psychology. Her winning paper is entitled "The Separate Spheres Ideology: An Improved Empirical and Litigation Approach to Family Responsibilities Discrimination."

Ron Ousky ('82) Wins ABA Problem Solver Award

April 10, 2015

The ABA's Section of Dispute Resolution has announced that Ron Ousky ('82), who lives and practices in Edina, Minn., will receive the Individual Lawyer as Problem Solver Award for 2015. This award, first presented in 2002, is given to a member of the legal profession who has exhibited extraordinary skill and creativity in promoting the concept of the lawyer as problem solver or in effectively resolving problems at the individual, institutional, community, state, national, or international level. Ousky will receive his award at the Section of Dispute Resolution annual conference, in Seattle, on April 17.