Law School News
for September, 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."