Law School News
for May, 2013
May 22, 2013
Justin Cummins ('97) received the 2013 Karla R. Wahl Dedicated Advocacy Award from the Executive Committee of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Employment Lawyer Association (NELA) at a banquet held May 20 in St. Paul. The award recognizes Cummins's work in advancing employment law and civil rights.
May 21, 2013
The University of Minnesota Law School held its 125th commencement ceremony May 18 at Mariucci Arena. Law School Dean David Wippman welcomed the Class of 2013, their families and friends, and several special guests: University of Minnesota Regent Thomas Devine, Executive Vice President/Principal of the David Agency; Karen Hanson, University of Minnesota Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; and keynote speaker Governor Mark Dayton.
May 20, 2013
Supreme Court Justice Paul Anderson ('68) was interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio on the same-sex marriage issue. Anderson stated he was happy the Legislature, and not the courts, made the decision.
May 20, 2013
The Law School welcomed graduates and their families for the 2013 Student Awards and Recognition Ceremony, held at 2:00 p.m., May 17 in Lockhart Hall. The event acknowledged outstanding student achievement among those in the Class of 2013, prior to the May 18 Commencement.
May 9, 2013
The Law School Clinics are celebrating their 100th anniversary with a CLE training program entitled "Serving Those Who Served Us" on Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., in room 50.
May 8, 2013
Law School alumnus William Donohue ('74) has been appointed general counsel of the University of Minnesota, filling the position previously held by Mark Rotenberg.
May 7, 2013
The lead article in Minnesota Law Review's 97th Volume was profiled in the Sunday, May 5, edition of The New York Times. "How Business Fares in the Supreme Court," a study authored by Lee Epstein, William Landes, and Judge Richard Posner, examined the claim that the current Supreme Court is more favorable to business than previous Supreme Courts have been.
May 6, 2013
The University of Minnesota Law School will host its first annual Mock Trial Scholars Program for high school students August 19-23, 2013. The program will give high school mockers an opportunity to practice and improve their trial advocacy skills, while also providing them with a taste of life as a college student.