Spring Alumni Weekend
“The heart and success of the University of Minnesota Law School—the manifestation of our mission— is our alumni community.” — Dean Garry W. Jenkins
We are excited to recognize and honor our Minnesota Law alumni this week, and have a fantastic line-up of programming to help you reconnect with each other and the Law School.
Watch the video below for a message from Dean Jenkins launching this week’s celebrations.
Virtual Spring Alumni Week Schedule
Monday, April 19, 2021
Advancing Equity- Race and Legal Education
12:00pm - 1:00pm
1 Elimination of Bias CLE credit. Event code 353155.
Dean Garry Jenkins will moderate a discussion between Ra’Shya Ghee ’13, Perry Moriearty, and Hon. Nicole Starr ’03 on legal education’s role in advancing equity and racial justice. Register for this event.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Insights from the Bench: A Panel Discussion with High Court Justices
7:00pm - 8:30pm
1.5 Standard CLE credits has been requested. Event code 353377.
Three Minnesota Law alumni serve on the highest court in their state. Hon. Barry Anderson ’79 (Minnesota), Hon. Natalie Hudson ’82 (Minnesota), and Hon. Janine Kern ’85 (South Dakota) will participate in a moderated discussion on timely and critical judicial topics. The conversation will be moderated by Judge LaJune Lange ’78 (ret.). Register for this event.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
The Unexpected Pivot and Experiences For International Business Lawyers in 2020-21: Perspectives from Asia
7:00am - 8:00am
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted how international lawyers and their clients conduct business, whether locally or across multiple timezones. Most have adjusted in ways big and small. Prof. John Matheson will moderate a discussion between international alumni Joseph Kim ‘95, James K. Lee ‘92, Z. Alex Zhang ‘89, and Lu Zhou ‘05 as they discuss areas of change in their work and home countries. Register for this event.
University of Minnesota Law School Human Rights Center Meet & Greet
12:15pm - 1:15pm
1 Standard CLE credit has been requested. Event code: 354770.
Faculty Director of Minnesota Law’s Human Rights Center, Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin holds an appointment from the United Nations Human Rights Council as the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. Join us to learn about Professor Ní Aoláin’s work, the world-renowned Human Rights Center, and how they involve students in efforts to advance human rights protections in some of the most difficult contexts globally. Register for this event.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Tribal Practice: Perspectives from Tribal Judges and Practitioners.
12:00pm - 1:00pm
1 Elimination of Bias CLE credit has been requested. Event code 354584.
An inside look, from multiple perspectives, on practicing law in Indian country. Register for this event.
Class reunion receptions for milestone reunion classes
5pm - 9pm / various times
Friday, April 23, 2021
Professor Stein’s Great Cases class: Brown v Board of Education (1954)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
1 standard CLE credit. Event code 348469.
Prof. Bob Stein ‘61 will discuss the pivotal United States Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education - 1954 using a broad historical, political, and legal analysis to address both the case itself as well as the way it shaped our nation. Register for this event.
Honor your reunion with a gift.
Although we may not be together in-person this year, your reunion is more than the chance to reconnect with fellow classmates. It’s also your time to honor and celebrate the difference your Minnesota Law education has made in your life, and to consider the impact you would like to make on current students.
Gifts to any area of the Law School made between July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 will be counted toward your reunion gift so you can give back in the way that means most to you. Help your class meet its class gift goals and win of this year’s Reunion Cup trophies by making your reunion gift today.