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for July, 2014

Michael W. Unger ('81) Chosen President-Elect of the Minnesota State Bar Association

July 9, 2014

Michael W. Unger ('81) is the new president-elect of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), effective July 1, and will serve in that role throughout the association's 2014-15 bar year. The office puts Unger on track to become the MSBA's president during the 2015-16 bar year. Unger has been serving as secretary of the MSBA since July 2012.

Judge Mark S. Wernick and His Wife, Nancy Entwistle, Make Leadership Gifts to Support Public Service Careers at Two Local Law Schools

July 8, 2014

Recently retired Hennepin County District Court Judge Mark Wernick and his wife, Nancy Entwistle, have made leadership gifts to establish the Judge Mark S. Wernick and Nancy Entwistle Public Interest Scholars Assistance programs at the University of Minnesota Law School and William Mitchell College of Law.

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case Litigated by the Center for New Americans

July 7, 2014

On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to Mellouli v. Holder, meaning the case—brought by the Law School's Center for New Americans (CNA), in collaboration with two of its organizational partners, the Minneapolis law firm Faegre Baker Daniels and the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM)—will be heard by the court in its 2014-15 session. The court accepts for full plenary review only about 1% of the cases it is asked to hear.