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for June, 2014

Four Law School Faculty Members Cited in Scholarly Impact Rankings

June 18, 2014

Four members of the University of Minnesota Law School faculty are named in a new study of scholarly impact among law professors nationwide. The study was compiled and published by Professor Brian Leiter of the University of Chicago Law school on his influential blog, Brian Leiter's Law School Reports. The new rankings list the top 10 scholars in 11 major legal specialties; scholarly impact was measured by the number of times a professor's work was cited in articles found in the Westlaw journals database for the period 2009 through 2013.

Jonathan O. Steen ('92) Elected President of Tennessee Bar Association

June 16, 2014

Jonathan O. Steen ('92) has been elected the 135th president of the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA), which he has served in various capacities for more than a decade. He took the oath of office June 13 at the group's annual convention in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Family Law Reimagined: Jill Elaine Hasday's New Book Challenges Family Law's Misguided "Common Sense"

June 9, 2014

One of the law's most important and far-reaching roles is to govern family life and family members. Family law decides who counts as kin, how family relationships are created and dissolved, and what legal rights and responsibilities come with marriage, parenthood, sibling ties, and other family bonds. Yet despite its significance, the field remains remarkably understudied and poorly understood both within and outside the legal community.