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for February, 2012

Prof. Ralph Hall Testifies Before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee

February 29, 2012

Professor Ralph Hall was invited to testify at a hearing on reauthorization of the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health on Feb. 15, 2012.

Law Review Among Top 10 Most-Cited Law Journals

February 28, 2012

When Washington and Lee University School of Law released its 2011 law journal rankings recently, the Minnesota Law Review was in slot No. 10. The significance of this high ranking comes into perspective when two points are considered: Other journals on the top 10 list include the law reviews from Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, and Yale; and a total of 1,621 journals were included in the rankings.

Polls Close March 3 for 1L Matt Norris in White House Campus Challenge

February 28, 2012

Last week Matt Norris (’14) got a call from the White House. He learned that A-List, the nonprofit teen organization he co-founded, was one of the 15 finalists in the Campus Champions of Change Challenge the White House launched last fall.

Law School Bids Farewell to Judge Edward Parker (’55)

February 24, 2012

Edward James Parker (’55), one of the original six judges appointed to the Minnesota Court of Appeals when it was established in 1983, passed away Feb. 5, 2012, at age 84.

Human Rights Clinic Follows its Brief to Supreme Court

February 23, 2012

On Feb. 28, 2012, students in the Law School's Human Rights Litigation and International Legal Advocacy Clinic will be in Washington, D.C., to observe the oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in the controversial case of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. Prof. Jennifer Green, who heads the Clinic, is also traveling with her students to watch the oral argument and assist the plaintiffs' lawyers in responding to media coverage of the case.

Tom Sullivan, Former Provost and Dean, to Head U. Vermont

February 22, 2012

On July 15, 2012, E. Thomas Sullivan, former University senior vice president and provost and Law School dean, will take office as the 26th president of the University of Vermont (UVM), Burlington.

3Ls Ben Tozer and Bobby Mir Win ABA National Negotiation Competition

February 9, 2012

The ABA National Negotiation Competition is the culmination of many local and ten regional tournaments. On Feb. 2, 2012, the Law School’s competitors and alternates for the competition traveled to the ABA mid-winter meeting in New Orleans to vie with 228 teams representing 116 law schools. Ben Tozer (’12) and Bobby Mir (’12) emerged as the 2011-12 ABA Negotiation champions.

Law & Religion Week 2012 to Examine Religion's Place in the Public Square

February 3, 2012

The University of Minnesota Law School and a consortium of law student organizations has named February 27-March 2 "Law & Religion Week," with each day featuring a lunchtime event focusing on the interplay between law and religion. All events except that of Thursday, March 1, will take place at 12:15 p.m. in Room 20 of Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis. All events are open to the public.

Prof. Levinson to Present at Manifold Greatness Colloquium, Wilson Library

February 3, 2012

Professor Bernard Levinson will present his paper, "The King James Bible: Scripture, Statecraft, and the American Founding," at the Manifold Greatness Colloquium on Feb. 3. The colloquium is part of a series celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible with a special exhibits and events. Reception with music to follow.

Law School's Human Rights Center Presents 2012 Human Rights & Law Speakers Series

February 1, 2012

The University of Minnesota Law School's Human Rights Center announces the 2012 Human Rights and Law Speakers Series, presented by scholars in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, to be held on Tuesdays from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in Room 45 of Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.