Ways to Engage
Ways to Engage
Attend one of Minnesota Law’s many lectures and events that cover topics ranging from the law and race, sexuality, and gender, to cultural and ethnic experiences, criminal justice, human rights, and more. For example, Minnesota Law’s annual MLK Convocation—held every January—honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
University of Minnesota students, faculty, staff and the general public are invited to the Annual MLK Convocation every year.
The 2018 MLK Convocation (watch video above), “Facing North: Implicit Bias in Minnesota Courts,” featured a discussion between The Honorable Pamela G. Alexander ’77, Judge of the 4th District Court of Minnesota, and Professor Francis X. Shen, executive director of education and outreach for the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. The discussion was moderated by Dean Garry W. Jenkins, William S. Pattee Professor of Law.
Feel free to explore Dr. King’s speeches and writings on justice, many of which are archived digitally by The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University.
The 2019 MLK Convocation will feature CNN Legal Analyst Laura Coates ’05 and will be held at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019, Room 25, University of Minnesota Law School.
Sign Up for Minnesota Law’s Annual Raise the Bar Day of Service
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Law Council, the Minnesota Justice Foundation, and the Dean of Students and Office of Student Affairs invite students, staff, and faculty to participate in the Annual Raise the Bar Day of Service each January.
In 2019, the Annual Raise the Bar Day of Service will be held on Saturday, January 26th, 2019.
Join Minnesota Law’s Diversity Book Club
The Law School Diversity Committee and the Student Programs Office host a diversity-themed book club each semester during the academic year. Book club discussions are moderated by community partners, including judges, practitioners, and friends of Minnesota Law.
Announcements about book selections are sent to students, staff, and faculty, along with a sign up form for the book discussion.
Questions? Contact Nubia Esparza, senior coordinator of diversity & student programs, at email@example.com.
Join a Student Group or Organization
A rich variety of student activities, organizations, and leadership opportunities enhance the classroom experience.
The student-elected Law Council advocates for student interests and sponsors a range of programs, including approximately 35+ active student groups, fostering a true “marketplace of ideas” within and beyond Mondale Hall. Sit in on a debate on timely legal topics, sponsored collaboratively by student groups, or let off steam (or challenge your toughest professor!) in the Chess Club, on the basketball court, or on hockey rink. Support public interest at the Minnesota Justice Foundation’s annual talent show, or make use of your latent theatrical talents in the Theatre of the Relatively Talentless annual spring musical, written, produced, and performed by law students.
Whatever your personal or legal interests, you’ll find a match at Minnesota Law.
View all student organizations and get connected today.
Join or Contact Minnesota Law’s Diversity Committee
At Minnesota Law, we believe that excellence and diversity go hand-in-hand. We strive to implement these core values in a number of ways so that we may offer a diverse, equitable, and inclusive experience for all students, staff, and faculty. Through our dedicated Diversity Committee, we continue to work toward these goals.To contact the Diversity Committee, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018-2019 Law School Diversity Committee Members
|Name||Email Address||Law School Role|
|Holm Belsheimemail@example.com||Student 2L|
|Marielos Cabrerafirstname.lastname@example.org||Student 1L|
|Eduardo Castroemail@example.com||Student 2L|
|Fatjon Kajafirstname.lastname@example.org||Student 3L|
|Gabrielle Olivieri Sliwkaemail@example.com||Alumni|
|Navin Ramalingamfirstname.lastname@example.org||Student 1L|
|Jihyeon “Emma” Songemail@example.com||Student 3L|
|Catherine Ulrichfirstname.lastname@example.org||Student 1L|