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for November, 2014

Steve Simon ('96) Elected Minnesota Secretary of State

November 24, 2014

Steve Simon ('96) was elected Minnesota Secretary of State earlier this month, winning a close race by a margin of 22,000 out of 1.9 million votes cast. He will take office in January.

Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, HRC Co-Director, Participates in Mock U.S. Senate Hearing on Children's Rights Legislation in Boston

November 20, 2014

On Nov. 20, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child celebrated its 25th anniversary. In honor of this milestone, Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, co-director of the Human Rights Center, and the Law School's Fulbright Humphrey Fellow Vered Windman, participated in a mock U.S. Senate hearing on children's rights legislation at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston, which will officially open in March. The institute has a replica of the U.S. Senate Chambers where the simulation with 30 teachers took place. "We need to have our young people become more civically engaged, active leaders, fostering societies based on principles and practices of equality, non-discrimination, non-violence, and responsibility around the globe," Rudelius-Palmer said.

Detainee Rights Clinic Students Secure New Hearing for Nevada Client

November 20, 2014

Student attorneys in the University of Minnesota Law School's Detainee Rights Clinic have secured a remand from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) for a client who had been detained in the state of Nevada.

Tim Looby ('82) Appointed Judge in Minnesota's First District

November 12, 2014

Tim Looby ('82) has been appointed by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton to serve as a judge in the state's First Judicial District. He replaces Judge Thomas McCarthy, who retired. The First Judicial District, with 36 judges, more than 250 staff employees, and an annual caseload topping 150,000, encompasses a seven-county area just south of the Twin Cities. Looby's investiture ceremony was held Oct. 24.