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  • Trial of Charles I of England, tried and executed for treason in 1649.

    Riesenfeld Rare Books Center Opens Transitional Justice Exhibit

    December 2, 2016

    The Law Library’s Stefan A. Riesenfeld Rare Books Research Center has opened a new exhibit, “Transitional Justice in Historical Perspective,” that illuminates theories and moments of transitional justice from high medieval Europe through the war crimes trials that followed World War II.

  • Anne Dutton (’16)

    Anne Dutton (’16) to Receive Equal Justice Works Fellowship

    December 1, 2016

    Anne Dutton (’16) has been awarded a two-year postgraduate fellowship through Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit organization whose mission is “mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice.” Dutton will spend the term of her fellowship working at the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, representing child asylum seeker

  • 3Ls Andrew Knaak, Brittany Gefroh, Andrew Leiendecker, Samuel Thompson, Rudolph Dambeck, and Sean Rinehart

    National Moot Court Competition Teams Make Strong Showing at Region Tournament

    November 22, 2016

    The Law School’s National Moot Court Competition teams achieved outstanding results at the Region 14 tournament at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, this past weekend, sweeping the best brief awards and sending one team on to the national finals.

  • Dean Jenkins, David Potter (’80), Executive Vice President and Provost Karen Hanson

    Twin Cities Alumni and Legal Community Welcome New Dean Garry Jenkins

    November 21, 2016

    On September 28, 2016, more than 300 alumni and other members of the Twin Cities legal community gathered at the Commons Hotel on the University campus for a reception welcoming new Law School Dean Garry Jenkins.

  • Rick Plunkett (’84)

    Law School Mourns the Passing of Rick Plunkett (’84)

    November 21, 2016

    Rick Plunkett (’84), who founded the Minnesota Justice Foundation during his 1L year at the Law School, died Nov. 2 at his home in Rochester, Minn. The cause of death was cancer.

  • Energy Transition Lab clean energy report

    New Energy Transition Lab Clean Energy Report Predicts 5,000 New Rural Jobs

    November 14, 2016

    A new report from the University of Minnesota Energy Transition Lab—a strategic initiative of Institute on the Environment, supported by the Law School and the Office of the Vice President for Research—predicts that an expanding clean energy economy will create more than 5,000 jobs and over $7 billion in direct economic impact in 18

  • Kalia Abiade

    Center for New Americans Hosts Immigration Panel

    November 10, 2016

    On October 13, 2016, the Center for New Americans convened local and national experts for “Immigration Nation: Writing Our Next Chapter,” a panel designed to discuss a variety of immigration-related topics.

  • Judge Michael J. Davis (’72)

    Judge Michael J. Davis (’72) Wins Sarah T. Hughes Civil Rights Award

    October 25, 2016

    The Federal Bar Association has announced that Senior Judge Michael J. Davis (’72) of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota has been honored with the 2016 Sarah T. Hughes Civil Rights Award.

  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Professor Robert A. Stein (’61)

    Sotomayor Is Informal, Insightful in Law School Appearance

    October 19, 2016

    Judges can appear aloof. After all, they don black robes, are perched on high platforms, and make rulings that are rarely overturned.

    Sonia Sotomayor, an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, is not that kind of judge.

  • Judge Timothy Mulrooney (’94)

    Timothy Mulrooney (’94) Appointed Judge in Minnesota’s 2nd District

    October 13, 2016

    Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has appointed Timothy Mulrooney (’94) to serve as a district judge in the state’s 2nd Judicial District, which encompasses Ramsey County. In making the appointment, Dayton praised Mulrooney for the “commitment to justice and service” he had demonstrated throughout his “exceptional career.”


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