Ways to engage

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 2019 MLK Convocation (watch video above), “Conscious Justice in a Fake News Era: A Reflection on MLK’s Sermon ‘Remaining Awake Through A Great Revolution,’” featured CNN Legal Analyst Laura Coates ’05 reflecting on Dr. King’s 1968 landmark speech “Remaining Awake During a Great Revolution.” 2L Eduardo Castro conducted the Q&A portion of the program.

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.

Sign Up for Minnesota Law’s Annual Raise the Bar Day of Service

University of Minnesota Day of ServiceIn 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

Little Fires Everywhere, By Celeste NgThe 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 lawdiv@umn.edu.


Join a Student Group or Organization

TORT orchestraA 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.

Minnesota Law students and staff attend the University of Minnesota’s annual Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Breakfast.Minnesota Law students and staff attend the University of Minnesota’s annual Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Breakfast.
Minnesota Law students and staff attend the University of Minnesota’s annual Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Breakfast.
To contact the Diversity Committee, email lawdiv@umn.edu.

2018-2019 Law School Diversity Committee Members

Name Email Address Law School Role
Holm Belsheim belsh009@umn.edu Student 2L
Marielos Cabrera cabre103@umn.edu Student 1L
Eduardo Castro castr272@umn.edu Student 2L
Elissa Chaffee echaffee@umn.edu Staff
Nubia Esparza espa0014@umn.edu Staff
Kara Galvin galvink@umn.edu Staff
Jennie Green jmgreen@umn.edu Faculty
Courtney Igbo-Ogbonna cigbo-ogbonna@umn.edu Staff
Fatjon Kaja kajax012@umn.edu Student 3L
Alison Kennedy kenne766@umn.edu Staff
Erin Keyes keye0019@umn.edu Staff
Heidi Kitrosser hdk@umn.edu Faculty
Anderson Lamp alamp@umn.edu Staff
Gabrielle Olivieri Sliwka olivi014@umn.edu Alumni
Richard Painter rpainter@umn.edu Faculty
Roshan Rajkumar Roshan.Rajkumar1019@gmail.com Alumni
Navin Ramalingam ramal025@umn.edu Student 1L
Jihyeon “Emma” Song song0171@umn.edu Student 3L
Simona Suen suen@umn.edu Staff
Catherine Ulrich ulric146@umn.edu Student 1L
Monica Wittstock witt0265@umn.edu Staff
Mitch Zamoff mezamoff@umn.edu Faculty

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