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for July, 2008

Law School Fiscal Year Ends Strong, Sets Alumni Giving Record

July 23, 2008

With a record high number of alumni participating and a tremendous leadership gift of $100,000 by Vance Opperman ('69), President and CEO of Key Investment Inc., the Law School's Partners In Excellence annual fund set a new record in the 2007-08 fiscal year.

Professor Clary named to Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee

July 21, 2008

Bradley G. Clary ('75), a clinical professor and the Director of Applied Legal Instruction at the University of Minnesota Law School, has been named to the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure.

Two New Grants to Law School Professors Support Public Service-Related Work

July 17, 2008

Two University of Minnesota Law School professors recently were notified that their public service projects will receive grant funding.

Orfield Selected for National Commission on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

July 11, 2008

Myron Orfield, Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School and Director of the Institute on Race & Poverty, was recently appointed to be one of five commissioners to the National Commission on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

Amy Bergquist ('07) Receives Clerkship With U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg

July 2, 2008

Amy Bergquist ('07) has accepted a clerkship with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the 2010-11 term.

Michael Davis becomes Chief Judge of U.S. District Court - MN

July 1, 2008

Adjunct Professor and U.S. District Judge Michael J. Davis has been named Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota.

Welcome, Dean Wippman!

July 1, 2008

The Law School community welcomes David Wippman, who begins his role of the Law School's 10th dean.