Law School News
for February, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.