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for August, 2011

B. Todd Jones ('83) Appointed Acting Director of ATF

August 31, 2011

The U.S. Department of Justice has named B. Todd Jones ('83), U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota, the Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), effective today.

Sen. Franken Addresses Privacy Group at Law School

August 22, 2011

U.S. Senator Al Franken spoke to area business leaders, corporate attorneys, and Law School faculty about data privacy issues at an August 19 breakfast organized by Associate Professor William McGeveran in conjunction with the Twin Cities Privacy Network (TCPN), an association of privacy practitioners from large companies and institutions in Minnesota.

Judge Harriet Lansing ('70) Appointed ULC Executive Committee Chair

August 22, 2011

Judge Harriet M. Lansing ('70) was appointed to a two-year term as chair of the Executive Committee of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) at its annual meeting in Vail, Colo., in July. She recently completed a two-year term as chair of the Scope and Program Committee, the group that recommends projects to the ULC.

Prof. Stein Elected Delegate-at-Large to ABA House of Delegates

August 12, 2011

Everett Fraser Professor of Law Robert A. Stein (’61) was elected to the ABA House of Delegates, the group’s governing and policy-making body, by attorneys attending the 2011 annual meeting in Toronto on August 9, 2011. He was elected to a three-year term as a delegate-at-large.

Law School to Host Annual Constitution Day Program, Sept. 16

August 11, 2011

On behalf of the entire University of Minnesota system, the University of Minnesota Law School will present a program on Constitution Day, Sept. 16, 2011, commemorating the U.S. Constitution. Event #158993 approved for one CLE credit.

Lyonel Norris (’83) Appointed to Fourth Judicial District Court

August 10, 2011

On August 8, 2011, Lyonel Norris (’83) was sworn in at a private ceremony for a position on Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District Court, which covers Hennepin County. Gov. Mark Dayton selected Norris, a former assistant federal defender representing low-income defendants charged with federal crimes.