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for August, 2009

Former Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz ('84) to Greet Class of 2012

August 31, 2009

On Sept. 2, 2009, Kathleen Blatz ('84), Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1998-2006, will present the Bearmon Orientation Keynote Address to incoming students at the Law School. There are 220 first-year students in the class of 2012.

Alumnus James Roth ('77) Joins International Human Rights Tribunal

August 24, 2009

James V. Roth ('77) has been named Deputy Advocate-General for the Washington, D.C.-based International Human Rights Tribunal, an independent citizens' commission established to address human rights cases through due process as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

B.Todd Jones ('83) Confirmed For U.S. Attorney, District of MN

August 10, 2009

The Senate has confirmed alumnus B. Todd Jones ('83) as U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota. He was nominated by Pres. Barack Obama on June 4, 2009, and will replace acting U.S. Attorney Frank Magill, who was appointed in January 2008 to fill the position after Rachel Paulose resigned.

Law School Welcomes LL.M. Class of 2010

August 10, 2009

The Law School's orientation program for the LL.M. class of 2010 gets under way at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2009. After a welcoming breakfast in the Lindquist & Vennum Conference Room, students will attend the first lecture of the Introduction to American Law course.

PreProBono LSAT Prep Program Coming This Weekend

August 6, 2009

This Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9, 2009, the PreProBono LSAT Weekend Prep Program is being offered to help students who are planning on a public interest law career prepare for the LSAT. It takes place at the Law School’s Mondale Hall, Room 55.

Khary Hornsby ('05) New Director of International & Graduate Programs

August 5, 2009

The Law School has selected Khary D. Hornsby ('05) as its new Director of International and Graduate Programs. He will assume his duties on August 17. Hornsby returns to Minnesota from Emory University School of Law, where he was associate director of admission and recruitment.

Stein Assumes Presidency of Uniform Law Commission

August 4, 2009

Robert A. Stein, the University of Minnesota Law School’s Everett Fraser Professor and of counsel with Gray Plant Mooty, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC).