Law School News
for December, 2011
December 15, 2011
Arne Sorenson (’83) was elected the new CEO of Marriott International Inc. by its board of directors, the company announced Dec. 13, 2011. He will be the first non-family member to head the company and only the third CEO, following founder J. Willard Marriott Sr. and his son, J.W. (Bill) Marriott Jr. Currently Marriott’s president and COO, Sorenson will continue as president when he assumes the CEO position on March 31, 2012.
December 14, 2011
Suzanne Thorpe (’89), Law School professor of legal research instruction and associate director for faculty and research services at the Law Library, was recently elected to the executive board of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). She will begin her three-year term in July 2012.
December 9, 2011
Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Luis A. Bartolomei (’94) to the bench of Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District (Hennepin County), replacing Judge Charles A. Porter Jr. (’70), who retired earlier this year.
December 6, 2011
This fall international law was added to the areas of concentration offered to Law School students. Concentrations build on the standard curriculum through partnerships with other University programs. Students who complete the concentration requirements are well-prepared to practice in a wide range of areas in both public and private international law.
December 5, 2011
In March 2011 Ellen Anderson (’86) resigned from the Minnesota Senate seat she had held since 1993 to take on a new appointment by Gov. Mark Dayton as chair of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The Nov. 25, 2011, issue of Finance & Commerce features an interview with Anderson about her new job, which according to writer Frank Jossi gives her an opportunity "to play to her inner 'energy geek.'"