Law School News
for August, 2008
August 28, 2008
Faculty and staff welcomed the Class of 2011 at this week's 1L orientation.
August 22, 2008
Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin, Dorsey & Whitney Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School, has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Leverhulme Trust in recognition and support of her interdisciplinary research in the field of transitional justice.
August 18, 2008
Jesse H. Choper, a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School in the 1960s and now Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, returns to the Law School in September as a lecturer.
August 12, 2008
The 2008-09 LL.M. Orientation kicked off Friday for 29 LL.M. students from 15 countries.
August 8, 2008
Myron Orfield has accepted an invitation to join presidential candidate Barack Obama's Urban Policy Committee.
August 7, 2008
Associate Clinical Professor Prentiss Cox, a nationally recognized expert in foreclosure and predatory and subprime mortgage lending, has become a member of the recently formed National Advisory Board of the Institute for Foreclosure Legal Assistance (IFLA), headquartered in Washington D.C.
August 6, 2008
Barry Feld, University of Minnesota Centennial Professor of Law, has been selected to receive the 23rd Annual Livingston Hall Juvenile Justice Award, given by the Juvenile Justice Committee of the ABA's Criminal Justice Section.
August 5, 2008
Paul Banker ('95) and a colleague at Lindquist & Vennum successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court recently, convincing the high court to reverse a previous decision by the 8th District Court of Appeals in the case of Plains Commerce Bank vs. Long Family Land and Cattle Company, Inc., et al.
August 4, 2008
Retired CIA officer Michael Hurley ('80) will deliver the keynote address at Dean Wippman's installation on Sept. 5, 2008.