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Law School Celebrates 125 Years of Legal Education at the University of Minnesota

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013—The University of Minnesota Law School celebrates its 125th anniversary with two special lectures and a gala commemorating the founding of what has grown to be respected as one of the top law schools in the country. Both lectures will take place at the Law School and are free and open to the public. RSVP to lawevent@umn.edu is requested but not required.

Monday, September 30, at 4 p.m., Lockhart Hall (room 25)
The week kicks off with the William B. Lockhart lecture, named after the Law School's fifth dean who served from 1956 to 1972. A. Douglas Melamed, Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Intel Corporation, will deliver a lecture entitled "Lawyers as Conflict Engineers."

Melamed has held his position at Intel Corporation since November 2009. He is responsible for Intel's legal, government affairs and corporate affairs matters worldwide and a member of the company's senior management group. Prior to joining Intel, he was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of WilmerHale, a global law firm he joined in 1971 and where he served as chair of the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.

Melamed has had substantial experience in all aspects of antitrust practice. He has secured clearance for major acquisitions in the merger clearance process, argued cases in the U. S. Supreme Court and other appellate courts, litigated in federal and state trial courts and before the Federal Trade Commission, and counseled numerous firms on a wide range of antitrust matters. In recent years, he focused in particular on the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law.

Melamed served in the U.S. Department of Justice from October 1996 to January 2001 as Acting Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division and, before that, as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General.

He has been a visiting professor and an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and has authored numerous articles on antitrust and law and economics. He is a contributing editor of the Antitrust Law Journal and a member of the Board of Academic Advisors of the Journal of Law, Economics and Policy at George Mason University. He also is a member of the American Law Institute and the Yale University Council and a past member of the board of trustees of the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

Friday, October 4, at 4 p.m., Lockhart Hall (room 25)
Law School Dean David Wippman participates in a panel discussion entitled "The Future of Legal Education" with former co-deans Professor Guy-Uriel E. Charles (now at Duke Law School) and Professor Fred L. Morrison, and Dean Emeritus and Professor Robert A. Stein (’61). Professor and Associate Dean Joan Howland will moderate the discussion.

Friday, October 4, at 6 p.m., Gala Dinner, McNamara Alumni Center
Dean David Wippman, guest speaker The Honorable Walter F. Mondale (’56), master of ceremonies The Honorable Kathleen Blatz (’84), and University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will present at this celebration for the Law School community. Alumni, faculty and staff can purchase tickets for $25 at http://community.law.umn.edu/125gala; student tickets are available for $15 at http://community.law.umn.edu/125Student. All tickets include complimentary parking. For questions, please contact Jill Seguin at (612) 624-2176 or jmseguin@umn.edu.

 

125th Anniversary