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for February, 2009

MN Supreme Court Oral Argument To Participate In 1L Lecture Series

February 26, 2009

On Monday, March 2, A Minnesota Supreme Court Oral Argument will be presented as part of the 1L Lecture Series, in Room 25 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. A Q&A session will follow. Room 30 also has been reserved to as an overflow room where attendees may watch the session on a video screen.

Mondale Receives Japanese Imperial Decoration

February 25, 2009

On Feb. 26, 2009, former senator, vice president, and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Walter F. Mondale ('56) will be honored at a reception given by the Japanese Ambassador to the United States, Ichiro Fujisaki, and Mrs. Fujisaki at the Ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C.

Cox Testifies on Foreclosure Crisis Before U.S. Senate Committee

February 24, 2009

On Thursday, Feb. 26, Associate Clinical Professor Prentiss Cox will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation at a hearing on consumer protection and the credit crisis. John D. Rockefeller IV chairs the Committee and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is a member.

Legal Community Offers Real-World Advice at February Events

February 20, 2009

Several Law School events this month spotlight important job skills, including advice on summer work study, legal writing and oral advocacy.

Judges, Clerks To Share Advice On Legal Writing, Effective Briefs

February 20, 2009

On Feb. 25, 2009, several MN Court of Appeals Judges and law clerks will present advice on writing effective arguments and briefs.

Moot Courts Prove Their Skills

February 19, 2009

The Law School's National Moot Court team was one of 28 contenders in national finals at the 59th Annual National Moot Court Competition, held at the New York City Bar Association headquarters in New York City on Feb. 2-5.

Race & Poverty Institute Issues "Communities in Crisis"

February 12, 2009

A new report, "Communities in Crisis," issued by the Institute on Race and Poverty shows that the Twin Cities has some of the nation's worst racial disparities in mortgage lending. In the Twin Cities, those hardest hit by the subprime lending and foreclosure crisis have been communities of color.

Conference Celebrates Consortium's Tenth Anniversary

February 4, 2009

The University of Minnesota's Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences and the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, both housed in the Law School, celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2009 and are commemorating the occasion with a full-day conference on Friday, March 6, 2009.

Ellison ('90) Named to Two Foreign Affairs Subcommittees

February 3, 2009

U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison ('90), Representative of Minnesota's Fifth District, has been appointed to two subcommittees of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs by Speaker Nancy Pelosi: the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight and the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia.