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for May, 2010

Law Community Says Goodbye to Prof. Jamie Grodsky

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.

Institute on Race & Poverty Study: New Orleans School Experiment Misses its Goal

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.

Law School Honors Class of 2010 at Commencement

May 18, 2010

The Law School welcomes the 122nd class of graduates at Commencement ceremonies May 15.

Phil Carruthers ('79) Honored as Distinguished Humanitarian

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.

Graduating Students Honored at Awards Ceremony

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.

Christine Long ('91) Appointed to Third District Bench

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."

Professor Stras Named to Minnesota Supreme Court Bench

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.

Professor Howland Selected for President’s Award

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.

LSAT Prep Program Offered This Summer

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.

Sara Wilkinson ('10) Wins Award For Women's Rights Paper

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.