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for September, 2011

Prof. Morrison Co-Chairs Search Committee for Pres. Kaler’s Assistant for Government Relations

September 26, 2011

Law School Professor Fred Morrison and University VP and CFO Richard H. Pfutzenreuter III will co-chair the search committee for a new Special Assistant to the President for Government Relations, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced in a Sept. 23 email memo to the University community.

Ambassador Augustine Mahiga Discusses Rebuilding Somalia at Sept. 24 Forum

September 22, 2011

The Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota Law School and the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights in partnership with the Somali Institute for Peace Research are co-sponsoring "Rebuilding Somalia: The Role of the Diaspora" on Saturday, September 24, 2011. The forum will be held in Room 25 of Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, from 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Khary Hornsby (’05) Part of Governor Dayton’s Trade Mission to South Korea

September 20, 2011

Khary D. Hornsby (’05), Director of International Programs at the Law School, will be representing the University of Minnesota among the delegation accompanying Gov. Mark Dayton on a trade mission to South Korea on Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, 2011.

Nancy Brasel (’96) and Philip Carruthers (’79) Appointed Fourth District Judges

September 19, 2011

On September 14, 2011, Gov. Mark Dayton announced the appointments of Nancy E. Brasel (’96) and Philip C. Carruthers (’79) to the bench of Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District Court, which covers Hennepin county.

Orientation for the Class of 2014

September 14, 2011

On August 30, 2011, Dean David Wippman, faculty, and staff welcomed the Class of 2014 to its first day at the Law School. The class includes 246 J.D. candidates, 31 transfer students, 23 international exchange students, and 2 visiting students. In addition, 49 LL.M. students from 21 countries and 12 Humphrey Fellows from around the world join us this year.

The University of Minnesota Law School Launches New Corporate Institute

September 13, 2011

The University of Minnesota Law School is expanding its business law program with the establishment of the Corporate Institute. Building upon the strength of its internationally recognized business law faculty, the Corporate Institute combines current business-oriented activities with new programs to provide more business-related legal opportunities for students, faculty and alumni. The Institute has been established through generous support from alumni and local business leaders.

Leonard, Street and Deinard Makes $500,000 Gift Commitment to GENERATIONS Campaign

September 12, 2011

"We wanted to respond as leaders in this commitment," says Lowell Stortz, President of Leonard, Street and Deinard P.A., of the $500,000 gift commitment by the firm and the Leonard, Street and Deinard Foundation to the Law School's GENERATIONS Campaign. "The economic climate and the need to support our valuable educational institutions make it even more important to support the Law School now, and we are sure that others will follow suit."