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for January, 2010

Super CLE Week XXX: Registration Now Online

January 26, 2010

For the 30th year, University of Minnesota Law School faculty members will use spring break to offer continuing legal education courses on a variety of relevant topics. A total of 48.75 CLE credits have been applied for (including 3 ethics and 2 bias). The all-day courses are $225 each. For those attending multiple courses, a six-course SuperPass is available for $795; additional courses are only $75. All courses will be held in Room 25, with registration beginning at 8:15 a.m. and courses starting at 9:00 a.m. For more course information, go to http://www.law.umn.edu/cle/clexxx.html. For more continuing-education information, contact Law School CLE at LSCLE@umn.edu or 612-625-6674.

Prof. Ní Aoláin Nominated For ASIL Executive Council

January 14, 2010

The Nominating Committee of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) has nominated Professor Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin for election to the Society’s Executive Council. The formal election will take place at the ASIL 104th Annual Meeting, to be held March 24-27, 2010, in Washington, D.C. If elected, Ní Aoláin will serve a three-year term.

Law Library Launches New Web Site

January 12, 2010

The Law Library is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned Web site at http://library.law.umn.edu. The new site features links to popular research databases and resources, library news, and new-acquisition announcements directly from the home page.

Federalist Society Hosts Forum on Quie Commission and Judicial Elections

January 8, 2010

The University of Minnesota Law School and the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies are hosting a forum on January 28 to discuss the future of judicial elections and judicial independence in Minnesota. The program will feature discussions by former members of the Minnesota Citizens Commission for the Preservation of an Impartial Judiciary, commonly called the "Quie Commission" after former Minnesota Governor Al Quie (1979-83), who chaired the group.

New International Human Rights Clinic Offered in Spring

January 8, 2010

Beginning in spring 2010, the Law School will offer the Human Rights Litigation and International Legal Advocacy Clinic under the directorship of Professor Jennifer M. Green.Direct experience will include advocacy on various human rights issues in such forums as the United Nations, the Inter-American human rights system, federal and state courts, and coalitions of nongovernmental human rights organizations.

Super CLE Week XXX: March 12-20, 2010

January 7, 2010

For the 30th year, University of Minnesota Law School faculty members will use spring break to offer continuing legal education courses on a variety of relevant topics. A total of 48.75 CLE credits have been applied for (including 3 ethics and 2 bias). For more information, visit the Super CLE Week XXX page.

Midwest Black Law Students Assoc. Convention Coming in February

January 4, 2010

The Midwest Region of the National Black Law Students Association (MWBLSA) is holding its annual convention on February 17-21, 2010, at the Marquette Hotel, Minneapolis. The theme of the regional convention is "Weaving the Fabric of Career and Community." The University of Minnesota's BLSA is hosting the convention, and the BLSA chapters at each of the Twin Cities law schools are sponsoring events.