Corporate Institute Events

March 2, 2018

  • 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
    1 CLE credit has been requested; Event Code #253980

    Drawing from her 2017 Annual Report to Congress, Nina Olson will discuss the problems facing the IRS and the implications of those problems for tax compliance and enforcement, including IRS funding and personnel cuts; declining audit rates; and flawed implementation of congressional mandates requiring the use of private debt collectors and the...

December 11, 2017

  • 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
    1 CLE credit has been requested; Event Code #250201

    Millions of Americans now earn income through “gig” work, which allows them to set their own hours and choose which jobs to take. To the surprise of many gig workers, the tax law considers them to be “business owners” and subjects them to onerous recordkeeping and filing requirements along with the obligation to pay quarterly estimated taxes.

November 8, 2017

  • 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

    JD/MBA Dual Degree program will host an information session with the Corporate Institute and Carlson School of Management. All interested 1L students are encouraged to attend.

November 3, 2017

  • 8:30 am

    Field placement in Target’s Law Department and a $5,000 Target Corporation Diversity in Law Scholarship will be awarded to a University of Minnesota Law School student in the 2L or 3L year:

    1.   In good academic standing, 2.   With demonstrated leadership qualities, service to the community, and  3.   With intent to practice in Minnesota...

October 30, 2017

  • 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

    A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Minnesota Law School, Pierson has worked for more than twenty years in the nonprofit world. She helped start the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership as its first Executive Director.

October 26, 2017

  • 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Roshini Rajkumar (‘97) will speak about how she went from Law School to founding Roshini Performance Group, where she puts her attorneys license to use as an executive coach, and as a communications expert and media personality. She is managing editor and host of News & Views with Roshini Rajkumar on CBS (WCCO) Radio Minneapolis.

October 17, 2017

  • 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Howard Root (‘85) will speak about how he went from Law School to founding Vascular Solutions, Inc. in 1997, taking it public in 2000, and growing it into a worldwide medical device company that he sold to Teleflex for $1 billion in February 2017. Root is also the author of “Cardiac Arrest,” his account of how U.S.

October 6, 2017

  • 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
    1 Standard CLE credit has been approved; Event Code #247450

    Vexing questions arise when Congress directs the Treasury & IRS to issue regulations, but they fail to do so. A curious body of case law has emerged over the resulting “phantom regulations,” with the multiple opinions issued in a recent Tax Court case—15 West 17th Street LLC v. Comm’r—revealing the divergent judicial attitudes. Prof.

September 27, 2017

  • 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
    4 Standard CLE credits have been approved; Event Code #247835

    Live Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) trial proceedings and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) appeal and opposition proceedings under the America Invents Act (AIA) will take place at the Law School on Wednesday, September 27.

April 10, 2017

  • 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
    1 Standard CLE credit has been approved; Event Code #237673

    In baseball, if the runner touches the base at the same time as the baseman catches the ball or tags the runner, the runner is safe. In other words, a tie goes to the runner. State and federal tax controversies also can involve close calls, either because the facts supporting the two sides are balanced or because the law is unsettled.

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