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for September, 2010

November Conference to Re-Evaluate International Economic Law

September 23, 2010

The University of Minnesota Law School and the Minnesota Journal of International Law will host the biennial conference of the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) International Economic Law Interest Group this year. The conference, entitled “International Economic Law in a Time of Change: Reassessing Legal Theory, Doctrine, Methodology and Policy Prescriptions,” will be held on November 18-20, 2010, at the Law School, Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

3L Josh Fisher Hits a Moon Shot With Dodger Web Site

September 21, 2010

Joshua Fisher (’11) started his own Web site (Dodger Divorce) to write about the legal battles of divorcing Dodger owners Frank and Jamie McCourt and what the outcome is likely to mean for the “Boys in Blue.” Fisher started the site in October 2009, and over the months he has become, according to a Sept. 19 article in the New York Times, “the go-to guy for analysis of the McCourt divorce.”

Minnesota Law Review Symposium to Focus on Financial Crisis, Aftermath

September 13, 2010

The University of Minnesota Law School’s Minnesota Law Review will host its annual symposium, "Government Ethics and Bailouts: The Past, Present, and Future," from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2010, in Room 25 of Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Safe Future for Client of Immigration and Human Rights Clinic

September 13, 2010

Students and faculty working at the University of Minnesota’s Immigration and Human Rights Law Clinic have secured asylum for another client fleeing political persecution, the third time in recent months that the Clinic's efforts have enabled a person fleeing danger abroad to remain in the United States.

Environmental Law Professor Hari Osofsky Joins Faculty

September 10, 2010

Professor Hari M. Osofsky has joined the University of Minnesota Law School faculty as an associate professor with tenure and associate director of law, geography, and environment with the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences. Also a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon, she brings an interdisciplinary law and geography perspective to addressing climate change, environmental justice, and property law issues.

October Conference to Study and Honor Women in Higher Education

September 2, 2010

Breaking the glass ceiling in leadership, pay equity, diversity, and academic quality of life will be the focus of a conference entitled Women in Higher Education: Power, Progress, & the Promise of Equality hosted by the University of Minnesota Women’s Faculty Cabinet and the Law School on Oct. 7 and 8, 2010.