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for February, 2013

2013 McGee Moot Court Competition Examines Fair Housing Act

February 27, 2013

Top honors went to Michigan State University College of Law in the 28th Annual William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition held Feb. 21-23, 2013, at the Law School.

Jay Conison (’81) Named Dean of Charlotte School of Law

February 21, 2013

After what the Charlotte School of Law calls "an intense search process" for a leader to advance its goals of high student outcomes, practice readiness, and service to the underserved, it selected Jay Conison (’81) as its new dean, effective April 15, 2013.

On to Final Rounds for Jessup International Law Moot Court Team

February 20, 2013

The University of Minnesota Law School's Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court team, composed of Kayleigh Brown ('13), Andrew Gross ('13), Liz Scoggin ('13), Carl Spindler ('13), and Frank White ('14), took first place in the Rocky Mountain Regional tournament in Denver, earning a qualifying spot for the international competition.

Law School Mock Trial Team Advances to National Finals

February 14, 2013

The University of Minnesota Law School's mock trial program, which has been building over the past several years, reached a pinnacle recently when the Mock Trial team of Graham Berg-Moberg (’13), Jennifer Hendricks (’13), and Jared Reams (’13) were undefeated in the regional rounds of the National Mock Trial Competition. They are the first Law School mock trial team to advance to the national finals, to be held this year in San Antonio on April 3-7.

Pamela Alexander (’77) Appointed to Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District Court

February 4, 2013

Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Pamela G. Alexander (’77), president of the Minnesota Council on Crime and Justice, to the bench of Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District (Hennepin County), replacing recently retired Senior Judge Robert A. Blaeser (’79). "Her legal expertise, acquired through nearly 30 years of experience on the bench, has prepared her well for this new role," Dayton said in his appointment statement.

Law School Mourns Passing of Murray Galinson (’61)

February 1, 2013

Businessman and philanthropist Murray L. Galinson (’61) passed away Jan. 3, 2013, at age 75 in San Diego following surgery to remove a tumor. The Minnesota native was president and CEO of San Diego National Bank for 25 years (1984-2009) and a deeply involved community and political leader.