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for May, 2015

Law School Honors Class of 2015 at 127th Commencement Exercises

May 20, 2015

The University of Minnesota Law School held its 127th commencement ceremony May 16 at Northrop Memorial Auditorium. Dean David Wippman welcomed the Class of 2015, their families and friends, and several special guests: University of Minnesota Regent Darrin Rosha ('96), general manager and corporate counsel for Crutchfield Dermatology in Eagan, Minn.; Allen Levine, the University's vice provost for faculty and academic affairs; and the keynote speaker, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan C. Page ('78).

Khary Hornsby ('05) Receives Global Engagement Award

May 19, 2015

Khary D. Hornsby ('05), director of international and graduate programs at the Law School, has been honored with a 2015 Award for Global Engagement by the University's Global Programs and Strategy Alliance office. This award is given to faculty and staff to acknowledge exceptional achievements in and contributions to global education, research, and engagement on behalf of the University.

Law School Mourns the Passing of John D. Gould ('53)

May 19, 2015

John D. Gould ('53), a founder of the Minneapolis-based intellectual property law firm Merchant & Gould and a leading figure in the legal community for six decades, died May 13 in St. Paul. He was 88.

Class of 2015 Students Honored at Awards Ceremony

May 18, 2015

The Law School welcomed graduates and their families for the 2015 Student Awards and Recognition Ceremony, held at 2:00 p.m., May 15 in Lockhart Hall. The event acknowledged outstanding student achievement among those in the Class of 2015, prior to the May 16 Commencement.

Samuel D. Heins ('72) Nominated Ambassador to Norway

May 14, 2015

The White House announced yesterday that President Obama has nominated Samuel D. Heins ('72) as the United States ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway. Heins will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee before the full Senate votes on his confirmation.

Jeffrey Bruno ('16) and Samuel Jackson ('16) Awarded Peggy Browning Fellowship

May 8, 2015

Class of 2016 students Jeffrey Bruno and Samuel Jackson have each been awarded, through a highly competitive process among more than 400 law student applicants nationwide, a prestigious 10-week Peggy Browning summer 2015 fellowship in public interest labor law.