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for August, 2008

Class of 2011 Begins Law School Journey

August 28, 2008

Faculty and staff welcomed the Class of 2011 at this week's 1L orientation.

Prof. Ní Aoláin Receives Leverhulme Grant for Transitional Justice Work

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.

Constitutional Scholar Jesse Choper to Lecture at Law School

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.

LL.M. Students Converge From Around The World

August 12, 2008

The 2008-09 LL.M. Orientation kicked off Friday for 29 LL.M. students from 15 countries.

Professor Orfield Joins Obama's Urban Policy Committee

August 8, 2008

Myron Orfield has accepted an invitation to join presidential candidate Barack Obama's Urban Policy Committee.

Cox Joins National Foreclosure Assistance Advisory Board

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.

Feld to Receive Juvenile Justice Award

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.

Paul Banker ('95) Wins In U.S. Supreme Court on Native American Tribal Court Jurisdiction

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.

Michael Hurley ('80) To Deliver Keynote At Dean Wippman's Installation

August 4, 2008

Retired CIA officer Michael Hurley ('80) will deliver the keynote address at Dean Wippman's installation on Sept. 5, 2008.