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for February, 2008

Matheson Receives Teaching Award

February 28, 2008

For the first time, a member of the Law School faculty has been selected for the University's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education.

Sen. Chaudhary to Speak

February 28, 2008

State Senator Satveer Chaudhary ('95) will speak Feb. 28, at 12:15 p.m. in Auerbach Commons, on his experiences as legislator and Asian American, at the invitation of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Assoc.

McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court

February 28, 2008

The Law School welcomes participants and judges for the Nat'l Civil Rights Moot Court Competition, Feb. 28–March 1. The case, an appeal from the Louisiana Supreme Court, reviews the impact of race in jury selection.

Washburn Before U.S. House

February 27, 2008

Associate Professor Kevin Washburn, currently a visiting professor at Harvard, was asked by Congress to comment on a new Dept. of the Interior policy on land acquisitions for Indian gaming on Feb. 27.

Hear the Candidates

February 26, 2008

Student Democrats have invited two MN Congressional candidates to speak: J. Ashwin Madia, 3rd Dist., Feb. 26, 12:15pm, in Auerbach Commons; and Steve Sarvi, 2nd Dist., Feb. 27, 12:15pm, in Room 50.

Danforth v. Minnesota Ruling

February 21, 2008

The U.S. Supreme court ruled in the case Danforth v. Minnesota, argued last October by Patrick Diamond ('86) and Benjamin Butler ('01), that states may apply its 2004 ruling retroactively.

Regents Approve Law School Dean

February 8, 2008

On Fri., Feb. 8th, the Board of Regents approved David Wippman as the new Law School dean. Wippman, a Minnesota native currently at Cornell, begins his appointment on July 1 as the 10th Law School dean.

To Come in Lecture Series

February 5, 2008

Six events, starting February 5 and ending April 15, remain in the 2007-2008 Lecture Series. Richard Painter starts with the S. Walter Richey lecture on February 5th. CLE credit has been requested for all.