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for March, 2008

Orfield Contributes to TPT Documentary

March 28, 2008

Assoc. Professor Myron Orfield, executive director of the Law School's Inst. on Race & Poverty, participated as an expert source for a documentary series to be aired on Twin Cities Public Television beginning Apr. 6.

Hutson Presents "How to Lose the War on Terror"

March 26, 2008

Dean John Hutson of the Franklin Pierce Law Center will address the impact of the "Global War on Terror" on the Rule of Law and Human Rights.

Alumnus Named Chair of Judicial Selection Commission

March 25, 2008

Law School alumnus Ronald J. Schutz ('81) has been appointed chair of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection by Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

Yale Professor Heather Gerken to Deliver Lockhart Lecture

March 25, 2008

Gerken, a leading expert on election law, the democratic process, and the relationship between diversity and democracy will deliver the William B. Lockhart lecture March 25th.

Befort Elected to Labor Law Group

March 20, 2008

Professor Stephen Befort has been elected to the Labor Law Group, an association of approximately 40 leading law academicians from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Israel.

Italian School Joins Int'l Program

March 18, 2008

Starting in the fall, students interested in the Law School's Semester Exchange Programs will have an additional institution to consider as Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, joins the program.

Register for Super CLE Week

March 17, 2008

Registration is available online for Super CLE XXVIII week. Six faculty-taught courses will be offered March 17-22, for a possible 36.25 CLE credits.

Riesenfeld Award for Weissbrodt

March 13, 2008

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law has chosen David Weissbrodt to receive its Stefan A. Riesenfeld Memorial Award for his committment to international law.

Guantanamo Advocacy

March 13, 2008

On March 13, Jim Dorsey and Nicole Moen, Fredrickson & Byron, will describe their experiences as legal reps of a Guantanamo Bay detainee. The Public Interest Law Students Assoc. and MJF are co-sponsors.

Okediji Elected to ALI

March 10, 2008

Professor Ruth Okediji, who joined the Law School in the 2002-2003 academic year, has been elected to the American Law Institute. She teaches intellectual property, contracts, employment law, and international trade.

One Small Leap for the Law School

March 8, 2008

Welcome to the Law School’s new, improved Web site. Everything you need is still here, and finding it is easier and faster. Try out the Quick Links. We think you’ll be pleased.

Don't Miss This Target

March 7, 2008

T.O.R.T. presents Robin Hood, Esq. the 6th Annual Law School Musical, March 7-8 at Pantages Theatre, Mpls. Robin Hood, Esq. is the tale of one law student's transformation from jerk to champion of justice.

Moot Court Results

March 4, 2008

Detroit Mercy School of Law took top honors in the Wm. E. McGee Nat'l Civil Rights Moot Court Competition, which concluded on Sat. Forty Teams from 26 law schools across the country competed in the annual event.