James Alt

Adjunct: General Curriculum

Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Retired Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP (international law firm headquartered in Minneapolis). Practiced in the areas of corporate finance, investment companies, mergers and acquisitions, public companies, and general corporate law, from 1978 through 2012. Also served as the firm’s General Counsel from 2009 through 2012, and taught in the firm’s new lawyer training program.

Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, 2007 – present.


University of Chicago Law School

J.D., 1976, cum laude; Order of the Coif Comment Editor, University of Chicago Law Review, 1975 – 1976

Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

B.A., double major with honors in Economics and Political Science, 1973; Phi Beta Kappa

Judicial Clerkships

U.S. Supreme Court, Honorable Lewis F. Powell, Jr. (1977 – 1978)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Honorable Lewis R. Morgan, Jr. (1976 –1977)


Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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