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Alumnus Chairs Judicial Selection Commission

MARCH 25, 2008—Law School alumnus Ronald J. Schutz ('81) has been appointed chair of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection by Gov. Tim Pawlenty. This important Commission is responsible for evaluating applicants for judgeships in district courts and in the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals. The Commission makes recommendations of final candidates to the governor's office.

Prior to this appointment, Schutz had served on the Commission since 2003, most recently as an at-large member. Of the Commission's 49 members, 27 are appointed by the governor and 22 are appointed by the Supreme Court.

Schutz is a partner in the Minneapolis office of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP (www.rkmc.com), where he chairs the law firm's intellectual property litigation and licensing group. A practicing attorney for 27 years, Schutz also has served on the alumni advisory board for the Minnesota Law Review and is a past president of the Law School Alumni Association.

Read more about the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection by visiting http://www.governor.state.mn.us

Ronald J. Schutz

Ronald J. Schutz