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for November, 2014

Prof. Kitrosser to Deliver Palmer Prize Lecture in Chicago

November 20, 2014

Professor Heidi Kitrosser will deliver the 2014 Palmer Civil Liberties Prize Lecture at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago on Thursday, November 20. Kitrosser was awarded the 2014 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law / Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize for her forthcoming book, Reclaiming Accountability. The book, to be published by the University of Chicago Press, will be released on January 12, 2015.

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Prof. Klass Quoted in Newsweek on Expansion of Alberta Clipper Pipeline

November 18, 2014

Professor Alexandra Klass was quoted in a Newsweek article reporting on efforts by Canadian company Enbridge Energy to expand its Alberta Clipper pipeline to bring oil from Canada to refineries in the United States. Because the trans-border pipeline requires U.S. State Department approval and the process is lengthy, it is attempting to increase the flow of oil on another one of its trans-border pipelines, known as Line 3, that is not at capacity but can be if upgrades are made. So Enbridge is making the upgrades to use the full capacity of Line 3 and environmental groups are protesting to the State Department (and have filed a lawsuit in federal court in Minnesota this week) that this constitutes an illegal circumvention of the State Department approval process.

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Prof. Kirtley Speaks on Data Protection and Drones in New York, Montreal and Minneapolis

November 18, 2014

Professor Jane Kirtley gave presentations on data protection, global privacy, and the First Amendment and privacy issues involving drones at three different conferences in the past week. On Nov. 14, she delivered the opening lecture for the panel on "Global Privacy and Data Protection" at the Practising Law Institute's Communications Law in the Digital Age conference in New York. On Nov. 15, she appeared on the "Privacy Update" panel at the Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association annual conference in Montreal. On Nov. 18, she was a panelist on "Eyes in the Sky: DRONES - Why Should You Care?" at the 2014 Computer & Technology Law Institute hosted by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education at the CLE Conference Center in Minneapolis.

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Prof. Wolf Leads NIH-Funded Conference on Returning Genomic Results to Family

November 6, 2014

Professor Susan Wolf led a national conference tackling the challenging question of whether family members should have access to a research participant's genomic results. The conference was part of a $2.4 million NIH-funded grant project that Wolf is directing with colleagues from the Mayo Clinic and UCSF. Scientists, physicians, lawyers, ethicists, and federal policy-makers convened at the University of Minnesota for a day-long meeting to respond to draft guidance from the project group and debate the issues. The Star Tribune ran an article on the conference. For more on the project, visit http://consortium.umn.edu/grants_research/home.html#findings.

Read Susan M. Wolf's Faculty Profile

Prof. Osofsky Named Environmental Law Scholar by Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation and Resources

November 3, 2014

Professor Hari Osofsky has been named this month's Environmental Law Scholar by University of North Carolina School of Law's Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation and Resources. Click here to read the profile on Osofsky.

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Prof. Clary Featured in Legal Writing Institute Newsletter

November 1, 2014

Professor Brad Clary was featured in the Legal Writing Institute's Nov. 1 newsletter in an article entitled "Looking Back on an Amazing Career" honoring his distinguished teaching career.

Read Brad Clary's Faculty Profile