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for October, 2007

Moot Court Deadline Nears

October 31, 2007

Completed applications and fees are due Oct. 31 for the 23rd annual McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition on Feb. 28—March 1, 2008. Participation usually is limited to the first 36 teams that register.

Alumni in U.S. Supreme Ct. Showdown

October 31, 2007

Hennepin County Deputy Attorney Patrick Diamond (class of 1986) and Assistant State Public Defender Benjamin Butler (class of 2001), will argue opposite sides of a case before the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 31.

Thank you, Jim and Sharon Hale!

October 22, 2007

James T. Hale ('65) and Sharon Hale have made a gift commitment of $500,000 to the Law School. The contribution "engenders a profound sense of commitment in the entire faculty," says Co-Dean Guy Charles.

Linda Greenhouse To Give Lecture

October 22, 2007

New York Times Correspondent Linda Greenhouse will deliver the Horatio Ellsworth Kellar Distinguished Visitors Lecture at 3:30 today in Room 125 Willey Hall. Open to the public, and reception to follow.

Hurwicz Awarded Nobel in Economics

October 18, 2007

U of M Regents Professor Emeritus Leonid Hurwicz, along with two other Americans, won the Nobel Prize in economics for breakthrough theories on economic transactions and policy.

Forbes Publishes Goodwin Essay

October 15, 2007

Professor Michele Goodwin's essay on methods to facilitate organ donation is featured in "On My Mind" in a recent issue of Forbes. Goodwin writes extensively on legal and ethical issues in cultural contexts.

Lindquist & Vennum: $500,000 Gift

October 1, 2007

Lindquist & Vennum PLLP, a long-time supporter of the Law School, has made a two-part gift to the Law School: $250K to endow a scholarship and $250K to create a dean's discretionary fund for new initiatives.