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for May, 2011

Lariss Jude (’12) Wins DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship

May 27, 2011

Lariss Jude (’12) is one of only two law students nationwide selected to receive a $10,000 DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship for 2011. She will be honored at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar in Chicago on June 16-17.

Sylvester James Jr. (’83) Receives 2011 ABA’s Solo and Small Firm Lifetime Achievement Award

May 27, 2011

The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division of the ABA honored Sylvester "Sly" James Jr. (’83) with its 2011 Solo and Small Firm Lifetime Achievement Award at its spring meeting luncheon in St. Louis on May 13. The award goes to attorneys who are recognized by their peers as embodying the ideals of the legal profession and as serving a professional lifetime of significant distinction.

Tim Pawlenty (’86) Announces Bid for Presidency

May 24, 2011

Former Minnesota Governor and Class of 1986 Law School alumnus Tim Pawlenty unofficially announced his candidacy for president of the United States on Sunday in a short video released on his Web site www.TimPawlenty.com. His campaign staff called the video a preview of what Pawlenty would say in his official announcement.

Tara Houska (’12) Receives Native American Congressional Internship

May 24, 2011

On May 26, third-year Law School student Tara M. Houska will begin her 2011 Native American Congressional Internship in Washington, D.C., supported by the Udall Foundation. She is one of only 12 students, from 12 tribes nationwide, to be awarded the prestigious ten-week internship, which runs until August 5.

Zac DesAutels (’11) Wins 2011 Paul Faherty Tax Writing Competition

May 23, 2011

Zac DesAutels (’11) is the $3,000 grand prize winner of the 2011 Paul Faherty Tax Writing Competition for his article, "Virtually Untaxable? Red Earth LLC v. United States and Congressional Authorization for State Taxation of Internet Sales."

Law School Honors Class of 2011 at Commencement

May 17, 2011

Hundreds of law students officially became lawyers on May 14 as the University of Minnesota Law School conducted its 123rd commencement ceremonies.

Class of 2011 Students Honored at Awards Ceremony and Reception

May 17, 2011

The Law School welcomed graduates and their families for the 2011 Student Awards and Recognition Ceremony, held at 2:30 p.m., May 13 in Lockhart Hall. The event acknowledged outstanding student achievement among those in the Class of 2011, prior to the May 14 Commencement.

Satisfying Results for Former Tax Clinic Students Charles Sloane (’10), Emily Gleiss (’10)

May 12, 2011

On May 5, the U.S. Tax Court issued an opinion in a case Charles Sloane (’10) argued nearly two years ago, as a student in the Law School’s Tax Clinic. He had represented Suzanne Pullins in a dispute with the IRS, which wanted her to pay about $50,000 in unpaid taxes owed by her ex-husband’s business. The Tax Court ruled that Pullins was responsible for only $719. "I’m happy for her," Sloane says. "It was a great result."

Prof. Orfield Receives Grant to Advance Institute on Race & Poverty

May 12, 2011

Professor Myron Orfield, Executive Director of the Institute on Race & Poverty since 2003, recently received a $400,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to support the Institute’s core operations of research, public education, and advocacy. The Institute strives to remove the racial and economic discrimination that create barriers to opportunity for communities of color and low income.

3L Josh Fisher’s Dodger Divorce Web Site Gaining Large Following

May 3, 2011

Joshua Fisher (’11), creator of the Dodger Divorce Web site (www.DodgerDivorce.com) that is considered the go-to place for the latest details on the legal battles of divorcing Dodger owners Frank and Jamie McCourt, received a new title in a recent Star Tribune article: "the McCourt case whiz."

Susan Miller Wins President’s Award for Outstanding Service

May 2, 2011

Susan Miller, a program associate at the Law School, is a 2011 recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Service. The award recognizes service to the University, its schools, colleges, departments and service units by any active or retired faculty or staff member.