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for August, 2012

Orientation for the Class of 2015

August 30, 2012

The four-day orientation program for the University of Minnesota Law School Class of 2015 got under way August 28, 2012, with welcoming remarks from Assistant Dean of Students Erin Keyes (’00) and Dean David Wippman. Law Council President Alexis Reller (’13) and Director of Admissions Nick Wallace (’05) also offered their greetings.

Law School Hosts Sept. 17 Constitution Day Program

August 27, 2012

On behalf of the entire University of Minnesota system, the Law School will present its annual We the People: Constitution Day program on Monday, September 17, 2012, in the Law School's Lockhart Hall (Room 25) from 12:15-1:30 p.m.

Business Law Clinic Offers BizVet, a Pilot Program for Returning Veterans

August 23, 2012

The University of Minnesota Law School's Business Law Clinic, a program component of its Corporate Institute, is beginning a pilot program for veterans in September 2012. Called BizVet, the program is geared to returning veterans who are starting businesses or resuming work at existing businesses.

Immigration and Human Rights Clinic Helps Ethiopian Professor Secure Asylum

August 21, 2012

A university professor who fled imprisonment and torture in his native Ethiopia was recently granted asylum in the United States. The Law School's Immigration and Human Rights Law Clinic represented and guided him through the asylum process.

Kathleen Sanberg (’82) Appointed to U.S. Bankruptcy Court

August 21, 2012

On August 24, 2012, Kathleen Sanberg (’82) will be sworn in as the new full-time member of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota. She was appointed to the 14-year term by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, replacing Judge Robert J. Kressel who retired after serving as a bankruptcy judge since 1982.

Prof. Howland Elected Vice-chair of ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Council

August 16, 2012

Professor Joan S. Howland has been elected vice-chair of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Council for the 2012-13 term. She has served on the Section's Council since 2006, on the Accreditation Committee from 2001-06, and on the Law Libraries Committee from 1992-96 (as co-chair from 1994-96).

Prof. Cooper Wins Women's Leadership Development Award

August 7, 2012

Professor Laura J. Cooper has been selected to receive the 2012 Mullen-Spector-Truax Award for outstanding contributions to women's leadership development at the University of Minnesota. Cooper is the Law School's J. Stewart & Mario Thomas McClendon Professor in Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution and co-editor of the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law.