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for February, 2011

Prof. Schwarcz Wins Liberty Mutual Prize for Insurance Article

February 21, 2011

Associate Professor Daniel Schwarcz is the winner of the 2010–11 Liberty Mutual Prize for his paper entitled “Reevaluating Standardized Insurance Policies.”

Prof. Hall to Testify on Medical-Device Safety Before Energy & Commerce Subcommittee

February 15, 2011

University of Minnesota Law School Professor Ralph F. Hall will testify before the House Energy & Commerce Committee's Subcommitte on Health on Feb. 17, 2011. The hearing has been called to examine the state of the medical-device industry and the impact of regulation of these devices on job creation and patient access.

Former Vice President Mondale (’56) to Speak at Commencement

February 15, 2011

The Office of the Dean of the University of Minnesota Law School is pleased to announce that former Vice President Walter F. Mondale (’56) will be the speaker at the 123rd Law School commencement ceremony, to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011.

Tyler Wiese (’11) Accepted for National Labor Relations Board Honors Program

February 9, 2011

University of Minnesota Law School 3L Tyler Wiese (’11) has been selected for the 2011 Honors Program of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a highly competitive process limited to new lawyers. Selections are based on academic achievement, writing experience, relevant course work, moot court and clinic participation, and experience in labor and employment matters.

Great Conversations Series to Feature Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson and Law School Dean David Wippman

February 7, 2011

Former President of Ireland and U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson will join Law School Dean David Wippman for a University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education Great Conversations event on April 7, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis.

Tim Marx (’83) Appointed CEO of Twin Cities Catholic Charities

February 3, 2011

Tim Marx (’83) was appointed CEO of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the largest nonprofit social service agency in Minnesota, by Archbishop John C. Nienstedt, on Jan. 19, 2011.