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for April, 2012

David F. Fisher Named Executive Director of Corporate Institute

April 30, 2012

David F. Fisher has been appointed Executive Director of the University of Minnesota Law School's recently created Corporate Institute, announces Law School Dean David Wippman.

Trayvon Martin and Beyond: A Forum on Race, Media, and Criminal Law

April 19, 2012

On April 18, 2012, the Law School and the University of Minnesota Criminal Justice League presented a panel discussion entitled "Trayvon Martin and Beyond: Vigilante Justice and the Criminalization of Color." As Lina Houston (’14) explained in her introduction, the forum's intent was to discuss the social and legal issues of the Trayvon Martin case, not debate its merits.

Human Rights Clinic Reports Reflected in U.N. Human Rights Committee Recommendations

April 18, 2012

University of Minnesota human rights advocates traveled to U.N. headquarters in New York in March 2012 to attend and testify at the 104th session of the U.N. Human Rights Committee.

Mary Alton Named Minn. Minority Small Business Champion of the Year

April 13, 2012

The U.S. Small Business Administration has named Professor Mary Alton the Minnesota Minority Small Business Champion of the Year. A champion is selected in each state annually for outstanding advocacy efforts on behalf of minority-owned small businesses.

IP Moot Court 3Ls Robert Pittelkow, Wesley Schwie Advance to National Finals

April 13, 2012

When the national finals of the annual Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition get under way April 18-20, 2012, in Washington, D.C., Robert Pittelkow (’12) and Wesley Schwie (’12) will be there, representing the Law School's Intellectual Property Moot Court. If they advance to the final round of the single-elimination tournament, they will argue before a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Catharine Haukedahl (’79) to Receive MSBA Graven Public Service Award

April 9, 2012

Catharine F. Haukedahl (’79), a member of the Law School's Board of Advisors, has been selected to receive the 2012 Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) David Graven Public Service Award, given to the lawyer who best exemplifies high professional standards and a commitment to public or community service. She will accept the award at the April 26, 2012, MSBA meeting.

Calif. Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu to Speak at Law School

April 9, 2012

The Law School's American Constitution Society student chapter and Professor Richard W. Painter are proud to announce a presentation by California Supreme Court Associate Justice Goodwin Liu at 12:15-1:20 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Lockhart Hall (Room 25) of Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis. The talk is entitled "Martin Luther King Jr. and the Good Samaritan" and will include a question-and-answer session.

Law School 2Ls Shine in New Moot Court Event

April 4, 2012

Law School teams made an excellent showing at the inaugural Minnesota Moot Court Competition, held March 30-31, 2012, at the University of St. Thomas Law School.