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for April, 2007

Former Prof. & Chief Judge Lay Dies

April 29, 2007

Donald P. Lay, who taught at the Law School from 1984 to 1991, died April 29 at his home in North Oaks, Minnesota, at age 80. He served on the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals for 26 years, 12 as Chief Judge.

Judgeships for Bernhardson and Cahill

April 27, 2007

Two U. of Minnesota Law School alumni, Ivy S. Bernhardson ('78) and Peter A. Cahill ('84), were appointed to trial court bench vacancies in the 4th Judicial District Court by Governor Tim Pawlenty on April 27, 2007.

Prisoners of the War on Terror Archive

April 24, 2007

The U of MN Center for Bioethics and Human Rights Center have launched an archive of government documents describing medical operations in U.S. prisoner of war facilities in Iraq, Afghanistan and Cuba.

Feast & Powwow to Honor Indigenous

April 21, 2007

Join us for a "Feast & Powwow" April 21 at the Minneapolis American Indian Center, a highlight of the N. Am. Preparatory Session for the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, held at the Law School April 21-22.

MN All-Law School Hockey Tournament

April 20, 2007

Come cheer on the University of Minnesota Fighting Mondales in a hockey tournament against the U. of St. Thomas Fighting Apostles, William Mitchell Fighting Eelpouts and Hamline Fighting Squirrels, April 20-21.

Students Win National IP Moot Court

April 18, 2007

Michelle Dawson (3L) and Seth Skiles (3L) are national champions for the 34th annual American Intellectual Property Law Association Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C.

Gov. Pawlenty Returns to Law School

April 16, 2007

On Monday, April 16th, Law School grad Governor Tim Pawlenty (’86) spoke about his time as a student and encouraged current students to use their skills to be involved in government or public service.

Gov. Pawlenty to Speak at Law School

April 16, 2007

The U of MN Law School Chapter of the Federalist Society is pleased to announce that Governor Tim Pawlenty, a U of MN Law School alum, will be addressing the Law School community Monday, April 16.

A Beneficial Run in the Sun

April 15, 2007

Over 875 members of the Twin Cities legal community, their families and friends, and interested members of the public participated in the Law School’s 5K Race for Justice on Sunday, April 15.

2007 Race for Justice 5K

April 15, 2007

Join us for the Fifth Annual Fun Run and Walk on Sunday, April 15th, 11:00 AM (check-in & registration 9:00–10:45), Nicollet Island, to benefit the Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota.

Spring Alumni Weekend, April 12–15

April 12, 2007

Join us for a celebration of the Law School and its alumni, with a weekend of activities for the Law School community as well as reunions for the classes of 1956 and earlier, 1957, 1967, 1977, 1982, 1987, and 1997.

HRC Hosts African Leaders Panel

April 6, 2007

The University community and general public are invited to a special panel discussion event, The "New Breed" of African Leaders and the Future of Human Rights and Democracy in Africa, Friday, April 6th.

Symposium: Trust, Empathy & the Self

April 6, 2007

The University community are invited to "Self and Other: Cognitive Perspectives on Trust, Empathy and the Self" presented by The Institute for Law & Rationality, April 6 & 7 in the Dean’s Conference Room.

Hosting 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

April 3, 2007

The Law School and U of MN community are invited to attend oral arguments before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on April 3rd—a unique opportunity to see justice in action & participate in a live question/answer session.

Beijing LL.M. Program

April 2, 2007

The Law School is accepting applications from lawyers who earned a law degree outside the U.S. for its new Beijing LL.M. program, which provides students with insights into U.S. law. Apps. due April 2nd.