Law School News
for February, 2009
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.
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.
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.
February 20, 2009
Several Law School events this month spotlight important job skills, including advice on summer work study, legal writing and oral advocacy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.