Law School News
for November, 2009
November 25, 2009
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar held a public-service press conference at the Law School yesterday to warn shoppers about deceptive online sales practices. She invited Professor Prentiss Cox, a nationally recognized expert on consumer protection against abusive marketing, to participate. Also present to tell his story was a recent victim of an online scam, Jim Sanderson of Minnetonka, Minn.
November 20, 2009
President Obama has selected Scott DeLisi ('80) to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, pending Senate approval, the White House announced Nov. 17, 2009. The career Foreign Service officer is currently Director of Career Development and Assignments for the State Department and oversees staffing at embassies in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other challenging posts.
November 13, 2009
Claims against the former Bolivian President and Defense Minister for crimes against humanity and extrajudicial killings are viable, ruled Judge Adalberto Jordan of the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida on Nov. 9, 2009.
November 11, 2009
Renowned psychologist and professor Andrea Braverman, PhD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, will speak on “How the Internet is Reshaping Assisted Reproduction: From Donor Offspring Registries to Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing” at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 18 at the University of Minnesota’s Coffman Memorial Union. Braverman’s lecture is the second in the 2009-10 Lecture Series on Law, Health & the Life Sciences on “How the Internet and Computers Are Changing Biomedical Practices and Policy” and is sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences.
November 10, 2009
Danielle Bailey, a Law School-Humphrey Institute joint-degree student ('11), and Emily Van Vliet ('10) took first place at the Region 7 ABA Negotiation Competition at Drake University held November 6-8, 2009. A second team composed of Ben Tozer ('12) and Bobby Mir ('12) also competed against the 15 schools in Region 7.
November 6, 2009
United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Professor David Stras will co-teach a special one-credit seminar on Selected Fundamental Principles of Constitutional Law this spring. Some of the topics to be discussed include judicial review, separation of powers, the Commerce Clause, and federalism.
November 6, 2009
Ryan W. Scott ('05) was quoted in a Nov. 5 Wall Street Journal article examining disparity in sentences for similar crimes.
November 3, 2009
On Nov. 18, 2009, the Minnesota Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in a special session at the University of Minnesota Law School. Judges Lansing, Kalitowski, Johnson and Stoneburner will hear four cases.