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for September, 2012

Stuart, Edblad Named Visiting Fellows at Law School's Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Institute

September 26, 2012

The Law School's Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice has awarded Visiting Fellowships to Minnesota Public Defender John Stuart for fall 2012 and Isanti County (Minn.) Attorney Jeff Edblad for spring 2013.

Prof. Cox (’90) Named to National Consumer Advisory Board

September 17, 2012

Professor Prentiss Cox (’90) was recently appointed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) newly created Consumer Advisory Board, which is charged with "identifying and assessing the impact of emerging products, practices, or services on consumers and other market participants." The Consumer Advisory Board will guide and consult with the CFPB and its director as well as provide information, analysis, and recommendations.

Robina Institute Workshop to Examine Scope, Limits of Preventive Justice

September 13, 2012

David Wippman, dean of the University of Minnesota Law School, announced today that the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice will put on a workshop, "Preventive Justice," September 21-22 in the Law School.

Law School Adds New Intellectual Property and Technology Law Concentration

September 12, 2012

A concentration in intellectual property (IP) and technology law became available to Law School students this fall, bringing the number of offerings in this interdisciplinary program to eight. Concentrations build on the standard curriculum through partnerships with other University programs. Students who complete concentration requirements are well-prepared to practice in a wide range of areas in their field of study and receive a special notation on their transcripts after graduation.

Law School Says Good-Bye to William Douglas Kilbourn Jr.

September 12, 2012

William Douglas Kilbourn Jr., a Law School faculty member for more than 25 years, died at his home in Center Sandwich, N.H., on Sept. 9, 2012, at age 87.

Dean Erin Keyes (’00) Honored for Student Support by JTBF

September 10, 2012

Law School Assistant Dean of Students Erin Keyes (’00) was recently named a recipient of the 20 Under 40 Award from the Just the Beginning Foundation (JTBF). New in 2012, the award recognizes young lawyers for their encouragement and support of students in pursuing their dreams.

Toward Zero Deaths Program Honors Prof. Simon (’71)

September 5, 2012

Professor Emeritus Stephen M. Simon (’71) has been named the recipient of the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) Program's Star Award for public leadership in recognition of his exceptional efforts to reduce deaths on Minnesota's roads. Simon, who recently retired after more than 30 years on the Law School's clinical faculty, is known for his extensive service, research, and writing on DWI, traffic safety, and law reform topics.