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  • Simon Quoted in Star Tribune on Rural Crashes

    December 20, 2007 Professor Steve Simon was quoted in an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune about a recent University of Minnesota study that looked at some of the risks and behaviors of drivers in rural Minnesota. Professor Simon was one of the first researchers to focus on rural crashes and the challenges and difficulties in reducing them. His research on the epidemiology of rural traffic crashes was discussed in the article.
  • Kirtley on Channel 9 on MN Free Flow of Info

    December 11, 2007 Prof. Jane Kirtley was interviewed by Channel 9 Fox News discussing St. Paul police using an administrative subpoena to obtain the telephone records of reporter Tom Lyden as part of an investigation into who had disclosed a government document to the reporter. The document appears to be a public record disclosable under the state Data Practices Act.Prof. Kirtley commented that the use of the administrative subpoena, to obtain the records directly from the phone company without first subpoenaing the reporter, amounted to an “end run” around the Minnesota Free Flow of Information Act (journalists’ shield law).
  • Orfield Editorial on Minn. Schools in Star Tribune

    December 7, 2007 Professor Orfield’s OpEd, “Segregation is back, and our future is on the line,” in the Minneapolis Star Tribune discusses the rapid economic and racial resegregation occuring in Minnesota’s schools. This trend hurts all of the state’s students, along with their families, their neighborhoods, and the region’s present and future workforce. Now is the time for something to be done to reverse this detrimental trend, says Orfield.
  • Cribari in Dec-Jan issue of MN Law & Politics

    December 6, 2007 “All the World’s a Courtroom,” which appears in the January/February Minnesota Law and Politics,” profiles Prof. Cribari as a playwright. “[H]e strives to infuse his work with a deeper, underlying message,” the article says. He is quoted as saying that he wants the audience to get “a greater sense of clarity of who they are and a greater sense of the extraordinary possibilities of being alive.”Professor Cribari is a Distinguished Visiting Professor who teaches constitutional law, evidence, physical evidence/expert testimony, and criminal law.

  • Wolf Interviewed for New York Times

    December 2, 2007 Professor Susan Wolf was quoted extensively in a major New York Times Magazine article, “Death in the Family,” exploring the issues raised by a campaign to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Washington State. Described as “among the nation’s most prominent thinkers about physician-assisted suicide,” Wolf was interviewed about the “progressive perspectives” that underlie her opposition to legalizing the practice, including her views on the impact on women and those with impeded access to health care. Wolf is a faculty member in the Law School, Medical School, and Center for Bioethics.
  • Hall in Pioneer Press on U.S. Supreme Court Case

    December 2, 2007 Professor Hall was recently interviewed and quoted by the Pioneer Press in a major article regarding Riegal v. Medtronic, a case recently argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case involves the question of whether FDA approval and regulation of high risk medical devices preemption certain state tort lawsuits. Given the number of tort actions involving medical devices, this case is being closely watched by the plaintiffs bar and by industry.
  • Klass in Star Tribune on Environmental Lawsuit

    November 28, 2007 Professor Alexandra Klass was interviewed and quoted in an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune about a lawsuit in which she is representing a citizens group on a pro bono basis against the City of Savage and a developer. The lawsuit seeks to require a study of the environmental impacts of a proposed residential development on a 115-acre parcel of property containing woods and wetlands near the “Savage Fen” (a heavily-protected, sensitive wetland complex in Savage). The article was reporting on the fact that the City and the developer have agreed to conduct an environmental review of the project rather than wait for the possibility of the court ordering such review. Civil practice clinic students Dan Leland and Sitso Bediako have been assisting in the lawsuit.
  • Stein Receives Alumni Service Award

    November 16, 2007 Professor Robert A. Stein received the Alumni Service Award, the University’s highest honor for alumni volunteerism, at the 2006-07 volunteer awards ceremony presented by the University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA) on October 30. Recipients are nominated by a University unit, and the award is conferred by the Board of Regents. Professor Stein was instrumental in bringing Sandra Day O’Connor to the 2006 UMAA Annual Celebration during his term as UMAA president and has strengthened ties between the UMAA and the Law School Alumni Association. In accepting the award, Stein urged the audience to join him in “paying back the U.”
  • Hall Quoted in Star Tribune

    November 10, 2007 The Minneapolis Star Tribune recently quoted Professor Hall in an article regarding the recall of large quantities of E. coli contaminated beef. The article dealt with potential liability issues for distribution of tainted food products. Food contamination issues are currently a major issue for both domestically produced food and food imports.
  • NYT Blog Reports McGeveran's Facebook Critique

    November 9, 2007 The “Bits” Blog at the New York Times discussed Professor William McGeveran’s suggestion that a new advertising strategy pursued by the popular social networking site Facebook might violate privacy laws.


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