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for January, 2013

Law School Bids Farewell to A.W. Clausen (’49)

January 28, 2013

Alden Winship "Tom" Clausen (’49), a former executive with Bank of America and the World Bank, passed away Jan. 22, 2013, in a hospital in Burlingame, Calif., of complications from pneumonia. He was 89. Throughout his life Clausen kept the nickname he earned playing "Tom" in a grade-school play while growing up in Hamilton, Ill.

Law School's Theatre of the Relatively Talentless (TORT) to Present 'Back to the Future Interest'

January 23, 2013

The Law School's Theatre of the Relatively Talentless (TORT) will present its eleventh annual musical, "Back to the Future Interest," on Friday and Saturday, February 22-23, at the Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis.

Karen Duncan (’88) Named to Third Judicial District Bench

January 22, 2013

Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Karen R. Duncan (’88) to Minnesota's Third Judicial District Court, replacing retiring Judge Casey J. Christian. Her chambers will be in the Steele County Court House, Owatonna.

Minnesota Journal of International Law to Present 2013 Symposium, 'The Future of Warfare: The Law of Tomorrow's Battlefields'

January 17, 2013

The Law School's Minnesota Journal of International Law will present its symposium, entitled "The Future of Warfare: The Law of Tomorrow's Battlefields," on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Lockhart Hall (Room 25), 229 19th Ave. South, Minneapolis.

Profs. Frey and Green and Human Rights Litigation and International Advocacy Clinic Submit Gun-Violence Report to U.N. Human Rights Committee

January 16, 2013

As the United States Government debates domestic policy changes to address national concerns about gun violence, students at the University of Minnesota are urging the United Nations to address the human rights violations committed with firearms.

Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity Releases Study on Racial Effects of Open Enrollment

January 11, 2013

The Law School's Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity today released "Open Enrollment and Racial Segregation in the Twin Cities: 2000-2010," a new study providing evidence that Minnesota's open enrollment program increases racial segregation in area schools.