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for April, 2011

Eva Stensvad (’11) Wins Burton Award for Legal Writing

April 26, 2011

Eva B. Stensvad (’11) is the winner of a 2011 Burton Award for Legal Achievement in the law school legal writing category for her article, "Immunity for Vaccine Manufacturers: The Vaccine Act and Preemption of Design Defect Claims." The article was published in Vol. 95, November 2010, of the Minnesota Law Review.

Law School Bids Farewell to Legal Pioneer C. Paul Jones (’50)

April 22, 2011

C. Paul Jones (’50), Minnesota’s first public defender, an adjunct professor at the Law School for 20 years, and a professor at William Mitchell College of Law for 50 years, passed away April 19, 2011, in Minneapolis. He was 84.

Allen Saeks (’56), James Steiner (’72) Named Distinguished Alumni

April 22, 2011

The Minnesota Law Review honored Allen I. Saeks (’56) and James D. Steiner (’72) with its 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award at its annual banquet on April 14, 2011. The award is given for exceptional contributions to the profession and to the greater good of society.

Prof. Laura Thomas and Student Attorneys Participate in ABA Teleconference

April 21, 2011

Today, Clinical Professor Laura Thomas and several student attorneys in the Law School's Civil Practice Clinic participated in an American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division teleconference entitled "Lessons in Public Education: A Community's Challenge to Property Tax Assessments."

University of Minnesota Law School Launches Campaign

April 15, 2011

The University of Minnesota Law School announced a $70 million fund-raising campaign at its Spring Alumni Weekend reception on Friday, April 15. The campaign is projected to run for a five-year period.

Prof. Simon Creates Online Electronic Bench Book for Judges

April 14, 2011

University of Law School Professor Stephen Simon has created, in a Wiki format, an electronic bench book called Trial Procedures and Practices from the Judge's Perspective. It is available on the University of Minnesota's Web site at http://ebenchbk.law.umn.edu.