Law School News
for August, 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.