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for October, 2012

Failed Evidence: Does Law Enforcement Resist Science?

October 25, 2012

The University of Minnesota Law School will welcome nationally recognized criminal justice scholar Professor David Harris of the University of Pittsburgh Law School on Thursday, November 8, 2012, for a panel discussion entitled "Failed Evidence: Does Law Enforcement Resist Science?" The event will be held from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Room 25 of Mondale Hall.

Prof. Green and Human Rights Litigation Clinic Submit Second Amicus Brief in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum

October 15, 2012

Recently as counsel of record on behalf of the London-based Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB); legal scholars and experts Errol P. Mendes, David Petrasek, and John F. Sherman III; and the Law School's Human Rights Litigation and International Advocacy Clinic, Law School Professor and director of the Clinic Jennifer Green submitted an amici curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum (Shell).

Law School Names Michael Tompos Director of Advancement

October 12, 2012

Michael Tompos, a 25-year fundraising veteran, has been selected as the Law School's new Director of Advancement. He will assume his responsibilities on November 5, 2012.

2012 Minnesota Justice Forum to Examine Collateral Consequences of Criminal Records

October 11, 2012

For the nearly one in three adult Americans with criminal records, the consequences of crime include not only punishment but also collateral sanctions on employment, housing, welfare and other important goods, restrictions that often remain in effect well after individuals have completed their sentences.

Corporate Institute Names Board of Advisors

October 4, 2012

The University of Minnesota Law School's Corporate Institute has named its inaugural Board of Advisors to provide guidance toward the Institute's future vision and goals. The Board will suggest initiatives and strategies, offer feedback, and help develop resources to advance the Institute's projects.

CLE Seminar Uses Watergate to Examine Legal Ethics

October 3, 2012

The Law School is offering the CLE seminar "How Watergate Revolutionized Legal Ethics" from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, in Room 25 of Mondale Hall. The seminar features John W. Dean, former Nixon White House Counsel, and James D. Robenalt, a partner and former chair of the business litigation group at Thompson Hine's Cleveland office.

Law School Hosts 'Perspectives from the Bench' by Minn. District Judges Association

October 1, 2012

The Law School's Litigation and Trial Advocacy Group (LTAG) is hosting a panel discussion, "Perspectives on Litigation and Law from the Bench," by members of the Minnesota District Judges Association from 12:15-1:15 p.m. on October 12, 2012, in Room 25 of Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.