February 24, 2017
Allen Cook Barr (’17) has been named the winner of the 2017 Scribes Law Review Award for his note, “Guardians of Your Galaxy S7: Encryption Backdoors and the First Amendment,” published in the Minnesota Law Review (Vol. 101, Issue 1).
Prof. Joan Howland Named One of ‘Most Influential People in Legal Education’ for 2nd Consecutive YearFebruary 14, 2017
For the second straight year, The National Jurist has named Professor Joan Howland to its annual list of the 25 most influential figures in American legal education. Howland, who holds the Law School’s Roger F.
February 9, 2017
A new report from the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity at the University of Minnesota Law School describes how charter schools are worsening segregation and failing to achieve consistent academic improvement.
CNA Students, Faculty, and Partners Respond to Trump Immigration Travel Ban and Help Minnesota Win Nationwide InjunctionFebruary 6, 2017
Over the past week, students and faculty from the Law School’s Center for New Americans joined forces with lawyers from the Center’s law firm and nonprofit partners to mobilize a rapid response to President Donald Trump’s January 27 executive order barring immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations.
Robina Foundation Gives $25 Million to Fund Law School’s James H. Binger Center for New Americans and Clinical Faculty ProfessorshipFebruary 6, 2017
Today the University of Minnesota Law School announced a transformational $25 million gift from the Robina Foundation. The grant—the single largest philanthropic gift in the Law School’s history—will fund the newly named James H. Binger Center for New Americans, establish a James H.
February 2, 2017
During the first week of January, students and staff from the Center for New Americans participated in two trips designed to serve vulnerable immigrant populations: a CNA-sponsored trip to Dilley, Texas, and a trip to Tacoma, Wash., sponsored by the Asylum Law Project student group.
January 31, 2017
The Hennepin County Bar Association has selected Law School alumni Cathy Haukedahl (’79) and Jonathan Bye (’83) as recipients of its 2017 Pro Bono Publico awards, which recognize significant contributions to pro bono services in the state’s largest county.
January 30, 2017
On Thursday, Jan. 19, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 330 inmates, bringing to 1,715 the number of commutations he granted while in office—far more than any president in history. Fourteen of those commutees were represented by Professor JaneAnne Murray and her students in the Law School’s Clemency Project.
January 24, 2017
The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy has announced that Kathryn Hoffman (’06) will be its new executive director. Hoffman has been an attorney with MCEA for the past six years, most recently serving as legal director.
January 23, 2017
Fifty years ago, when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. published his book Where Do We Go From Here, he tackled issues of racial and economic justice.