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for April, 2010

Professor Dale Carpenter Elected to ALI

April 29, 2010

Dale Carpenter, Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law, has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI). Admission to ALI’s elected membership is a significant professional honor that is limited to 3,000 judges, lawyers, and law teachers from across the world. New members are recommended by current members on the basis of high character, ability, and professional standing.

Robyn Millenacker ('88) Chosen for 2nd District Court Bench

April 26, 2010

Robyn A. Millenacker ('88), an assistant U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, has been appointed to the Second Judicial District Court in St. Paul.

Federal Judge Rosenbaum (’69) Announces He's Stepping Down

April 23, 2010

James M. Rosenbaum, a U.S. District Court Judge for Minnesota since 1985, has announced his resignation from the federal bench effective August 2010. He plans to continue practicing law, primarily in alternate dispute resolution. He and his wife, Fourth District Court Judge Marilyn B. Rosenbaum, also have a long history of service and support at the Law School, including volunteer work and annual fund gifts.

Consortium & Joint Degree Program Host Nanobiotechnology Conference

April 15, 2010

"Governing Nanobiotechnology: Reinventing Oversight in the 21st Century," a conference sponsored by the Consortium and Joint Degree Program on Thursday, April 15, at the Humphrey Center, will feature officials from the FDA, EPA, and NIOSH, as well as policy-makers from across the country.

For more information, visit http://www.lifesci.consortium.umn.edu/conferences/2010_challenge

Two Law Students Win Public Engagement, Leadership Awards

April 12, 2010

Law School students Lauren Beach and Jennifer Cornell have been selected as this year's recipients of the Mary A. McEvoy Award for Public Engagement and Leadership, given annually to one graduate and one professional student for contributions that are clearly beyond the norm in scholarship, research, and community concerns. They are the first Law School students to receive the honor.