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for November, 2012

Law Library's Digital Collection Receives Award for Innovation

November 28, 2012

The Law Library's Clarence Darrow Digital Collection has been awarded the 2012 Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History, co-sponsored by the American Historical Association and George Mason University's Center for History and New Media.

Women's Cultural Rights Face Down the Storm

November 21, 2012

On Nov. 2, 2012, Human Rights Center Senior Fellow Marsha Freeman (’76) participated in a panel on women's cultural rights sponsored by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at U.N. headquarters in New York.

Law School Bids Farewell to 'Babe' Davis

November 20, 2012

The legal and art communities lost a devoted friend and generous supporter on Nov. 17, 2012, when Lillian S. Davis, known by many as "Babe," passed away in Minneapolis at age 95. Babe was the Law School's inaugural recipient of its Advancement of Excellence Award, presented to her in 2002 by then Dean E. Thomas Sullivan in honor of her "extraordinary contributions to the advancement of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship at the University of Minnesota Law School."

MABL Foundation Awards Scholarships to Law School Students

November 20, 2012

Four Law School students were awarded scholarships from the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) Foundation at its Annual Scholarship Gala on November 10, 2012. Anthony J. Begon (’14) received the Pamela Alexander scholarship, Tammi Etheridge (’14) received the Michael J. Davis scholarship, and Edmond Ahadome (’13) and Melba Melton (’14) received MABL scholarships.

U of M Human Rights Program Receives $1.25 Million USAID Grant

November 19, 2012

The University of Minnesota has received a $1.25 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Higher Education for Development (HED), to create a human rights law school partnership between the university and four law schools in Medellín, Colombia, to strengthen the capacities of the Medellín schools to teach, research and provide clinical legal representation toward the promotion of international human rights and the rule of law.

Prof. Frase Receives 2012 Equal Justice Award in Research

November 19, 2012

The Council on Crime and Justice has selected Law School Professor Richard S. Frase as the recipient of its 2012 Equal Justice Award in Research, given for work to identify critical criminal justice issues and trends, enabling policy makers and the community to address them.

MJF Confers Outstanding Service Awards at November Ceremony

November 16, 2012

This year's Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) Annual Awards Celebration took place Nov. 15, 2012, at International Market Square in Minneapolis. MJF honors the exemplary service of Minnesota legal professionals to low-income clients each year with its Outstanding Service Awards.

Prof. Goodwin Elected to Law and Society's Board of Trustees

November 15, 2012

Professor Michele Goodwin was recently elected to a three-year term on the Board of Trustees for the Law and Society Association (LSA). She currently chairs the LSA's Biotechnology, Bioethics and the Law Collaborative Research Network and has served on its Student Award Committee (2004), Diversity Committee (2005-07), and as a senior faculty member for its 2006 Summer Institute in South Africa. She is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the American Bar Foundation's Law & Social Inquiry.

Robina Institute Names Kieran McCartan as Visiting Scholar

November 15, 2012

The University of Minnesota Law School announced today that the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice has chosen Kieran McCartan, senior lecturer in criminology at the University of the West of England, as the Robina Visiting Scholar for spring 2013. McCartan will be at the Law School April 1-28.

National Moot Court Team Advances to Nationals

November 13, 2012

Congratulations to the Law School's National Moot Court teams and their successful showings at the regional tournament hosted by the University of South Dakota Law School on Nov. 9-10, 2012.

Law School Launches Mentoring Program

November 13, 2012

The Law School's Corporate Institute has launched its Mentoring Program, by inviting all Law School alumni to participate as mentors. This program gives law students opportunities to learn about business and business law careers. Students will be able to search a database of University of Minnesota Law School alumni who have agreed to offer them mentoring opportunities.

Law School Says Goodbye to David Essling (’69)

November 12, 2012

David E. Essling (’69), who represented the chemically dependent and mentally ill on Ramsey County's Civil Commitment Defense Panel for 30 years, died Nov. 1, 2012, in Apple Valley, Minn., at age 68.

2L Matt Little Elected Mayor of Lakeville, Minn.

November 9, 2012

Running under the slogan "It's time for a Little leadership," Matt Little (’14) was elected mayor of his hometown, Lakeville, Minn., on November 6. A Lakeville City Council member in his second year, Little took on two Council colleagues, each of whom had served for 12 years and one of them the incumbent mayor. When the ballots were tallied, Little came out on top with 43.9% of the 27,715 votes cast, versus 39% and 16.7% for his opponents.