Law School News
for October, 2011
October 31, 2011
On Nov. 5-6, 2011, the Law School will, for the first time, host the 2011-12 Region 7 ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition. Ten U.S. and Canadian law schools are sending 50 law student competitors and faculty to the event, and approximately 50 practicing Twin Cities lawyers will judge the competition.
October 31, 2011
The first of two podcasts featuring Law School Professor Ralph Hall is available on Medical Progress Today, the blog of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. Hall is interviewed by Paul Howard, Ph.D., director of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Medical Progress, about the FDA’s regulation of medical devices and recently proposed legislation to improve the system.
October 28, 2011
Minnesota native Thomas Renn (’84) was sworn in today as a judge on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon. Appointed by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Renn fills a vacancy created by a sudden death. He will have chambers in the federal courthouse in Eugene, Ore.
October 27, 2011
The University of Minnesota Law School's Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, in association with the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project, is presenting its annual symposium, this year entitled, "Perspectives on the Death Penalty: Comparative Solutions from the Classroom to the Courtroom," from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Room 25 of Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.
October 26, 2011
The University of Minnesota Law School and Briggs and Morgan, P.A., are co-sponsoring the conference "Patent Strategy After the America Invents Act: How U.S. Patent Reform Will Alter Patent Prosecution and Litigation Decision Making" from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, in Room 385 of Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.
October 25, 2011
Earlier this month, students and faculty working at the University of Minnesota Law School's Immigration and Human Rights Clinic helped a West African man, who prefers to remain anonymous, secure asylum in the United States. After being arrested, starved, beaten, tortured, and sexually humiliated by government soldiers for his political beliefs, the man risked his life to escape imprisonment and travel to the United States.
October 11, 2011
The committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) charged with developing basic policy, criteria, and methods for defining and updating the package of essential health benefits (EHB) as part of federal health care reform released its report on Oct. 7, 2011. Law School Associate Professor Amy Monahan served on the 18-member committee, which researched and wrote the report "Essential Health Benefits: Balancing Coverage and Cost."
October 10, 2011
The Corporate Institute is co-sponsoring, with Dorsey & Whitney, a conference in New York City on extraterritorial securities litigation after Morrison v. National Australia Bank, a 2011 case in which the Supreme Court limited the reach of federal securities laws to transactions inside the United States.
October 7, 2011
Professor Judith Martin, an urban planning expert and a Faculty Fellow at the Law School since mid-2000, died Oct. 3, 2011, in St. Paul at age 63.
October 5, 2011
The Law School’s clinics can make remarkable changes in the lives of their clients, perhaps none more dramatically than the Immigration and Human Rights Law Clinic. The student attorneys in the Immigration Clinic represent refugees who are fleeing persecution in their native countries and seeking asylum in the United States.