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for December, 2010

Prof. Painter Named Adviser on ALI’s Principles of Government Ethics Project

December 22, 2010

Professor Richard Painter, an expert on government ethics, will serve as an adviser on the new Principles of Government Ethics project of the American Law Institute (ALI).

Prof. Moriearty Elected to Clinical Legal Education Association Board of Directors

December 17, 2010

Clinical Professor Perry Moriearty, has been elected to a three-year term on the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Board of Directors. The election was held throughout November, and all CLEA members were eligible to vote.

Prof. Daniel Schwarcz Named NAIC Consumer Representative

December 16, 2010

Law School Associate Professor Daniel Schwarcz has been selected for the fourth consecutive year as a Funded Consumer Representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) for 2011.

David Kastelic (’80) Selected for CHS Leadership Team

December 15, 2010

David Kastelic ('80) has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer responsible for finance, accounting, and risk management at CHS Inc. Kastelic is one of six executives chosen as the new senior leadership team by CEO designate Carl Casale, who will succeed current President and CEO John Johnson. Casale and the leadership team will assume their new duties on Jan. 3, 2011.

Prof. Monahan Named to IOM Committee on Essential Health Benefits

December 8, 2010

Professor Amy Monahan has been appointed to serve on the Determination of Essential Health Benefits committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which will issue a report to guide the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) in determining which medical treatments and services must be covered by new policies when health care reform changes take effect. She was selected for the committee because of her prior scholarly work on regulating the content of health insurance.

Prof. Ní Aoláin Appointed to International Women's Program Advisory Board

December 7, 2010

Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin has accepted a two-year appointment to the International Women's Program (IWP) Advisory Sub-Board of the Open Society Institute. The IWP works worldwide to reduce discrimination and violence against women and girls and to increase their access to justice and their role in leadership positions. The board makes recommendations on strategies and programs to further these objectives. Ní Aoláin was invited to join the board because her "extensive background in international, human and women's rights law would complement the strategic vision of the IWP."

Minn. Supreme Court Task Force to Evaluate Civil Justice Reform

December 6, 2010

Law School Clinical Professor Brad Clary ('75) and adjunct faculty members the Hon. Jerome Abrams, Timothy J. Pramas ('93), and the Hon. Denise Reilly are among the members of a new task force, appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court to provide recommendations toward improving the state's civil case processing.