Law School News
for May, 2010
May 27, 2010
The Law School was saddened to learn of the death of Prof. Jamie Anne Grodsky, a former U of M Law associate professor and an environmental law professor at George Washington University.
May 20, 2010
A new study completed by the Law School's Institute on Race and Poverty reveals that New Orleans' post-Katrina experimental school system has failed to a quality education to all New Orleans students, regardless of race, socioeconomic class, or locality.
May 18, 2010
The Law School welcomes the 122nd class of graduates at Commencement ceremonies May 15.
May 18, 2010
Philip C. Carruthers ('79) will receive one of the three 2010 Law Day awards being presented by the Ramsey County Bar Association (RCBA) today at its annual meeting in St. Paul. Carruthers is Director of the Prosecution Division of the Ramsey County Attorney's Office, which is responsible for prosecuting all adult felonies and all juvenile cases in Ramsey County.
May 17, 2010
The Law School welcomed graduates and their families for the 2010 Student Awards Ceremony, held at 3 p.m. May 14 in Lockhart Hall. The event acknowledged outstanding student achievement among those in the Class of 2010, prior to the May 15 Commencement.
May 14, 2010
Christine A. Long ('91) has been appointed to a judgeship in Minnesota's Third Judicial District trial court, Rice County. In his appointment announcement yesterday, Gov. Tim Pawlenty ('86) said, "Christine brings a wealth of experience in civil as well as criminal law. In addition to her legal skills and reputation for professionalism, she is an active member of the community."
May 13, 2010
David Stras, the University of Minnesota Law School's Vance K. Opperman Research Scholar, co-director of the Institute for Law and Politics, and an affiliated associate professor in the Department of Political Science, was appointed Associate Justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court by Gov. Tim Pawlenty ('86) today.
May 10, 2010
Professor Joan S. Howland was one of 12 individuals chosen from across the University of Minnesota to receive the 2010 President’s Award for Outstanding Service, University President Robert H. Bruininks announced today.
May 6, 2010
A program to help students prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) will be offered at the Law School from June 5 to Aug. 11, 2010. The class will meet once, and occasionally twice, a week and will be limited to 25 students.
May 3, 2010
Sara Wilkinson ('10) received a second-place award from Law Students For Reproductive Justice for a paper entitled, "Redefining 'Life' in the Mexican Abortion Debate." In the summer of 2009, the paper also was submitted as an amicus brief to the Mexican Supreme Court for a constitutional case on the abortion issue and the definition of life.