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for January, 2014

Innocence Project Clinic Case Helps Spark Wrongful Imprisonment Legislation

January 31, 2014

In 2007, Koua Fong Lee was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide and sent to prison. In 2010, due largely to the efforts of students and faculty at the Law School's Innocence Project Clinic, his conviction was overturned. The case is a major impetus behind a bill introduced this week at the Minnesota legislature--a bill that would provide financial and other compensation to people who have been wrongfully imprisoned.

Francis X. Shen Named McKnight Land-Grant Professor

January 30, 2014

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost has announced that associate professor Francis X. Shen has been named a 2014-2016 McKnight Land-Grant Professor. Shen is one of just eight University of Minnesota faculty members to be so honored. The two-year professorships include research grants of $25,000 in each year, to be used for expenditures related to the recipient's research and scholarship.

J.D. Students Can Now Earn a Master's in Tax Law at Uppsala University

January 22, 2014

The Law School's International Programs Office has announced that University of Minnesota law students now have the opportunity to earn a master's degree in international and European tax law at Sweden's Uppsala University. The program requires one semester of coursework (in English) at Uppsala, through the existing Uppsala-Minnesota exchange program, plus the completion of a final paper under the supervision of Uppsala faculty. The master's in tax law will be awarded by Uppsala University, not by the Law School. Courses successfully completed through the program will count toward the student's Law School J.D. requirements.