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  • Roma Patel (’15)

    Joint-Degree Student Roma Patel (’15) Wins Mayo Clinic Innovation Award

    September 3, 2014

    Roma Patel, who is on track to receive both a J.D. and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Minnesota in 2015, has won a Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation CoDE Award. She will receive $50,000 in funding, access to Mayo’s enormous resources, and the services of a production team, and over the coming year she will create a video series intended to use the power of storytelling to help patients from diverse backgrounds better understand their illnesses and their health-care options.

  • Professor Joan Howland

    Prof. Howland Elected Chair of ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Council

    September 3, 2014

    Professor Joan S. Howland has been elected chair of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Council for the 2014-15 term. The Section focuses on legal education, lawyer licensing, and the bar admissions process. The Council is the national accrediting body for law schools located in the United States and Puerto Rico.

  • Former Humphrey Fellow Dana Seetahal Killed in Trinidad

    May 9, 2014

    The International Fellowship Programs at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota Law School express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal of Trinidad and Tobago. On May 4, Seetahal was gunned down while driving in the vicinity of the Woodbrook Youth Club in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the victim of an apparent political assassination.

  • U of M Human Rights Program Receives $1.25 Million USAID Grant

    November 19, 2012

    The University of Minnesota has received a $1.25 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Higher Education for Development (HED), to create a human rights law school partnership between the university and four law schools in Medellin, Colombia, to strengthen the capacities of the Medellin schools to teach, research and provide clinical legal representation toward the promotion of international human rights and the rule of law.

  • Immigration and Human Rights Clinic Helps Ethiopian Professor Secure Asylum

    August 21, 2012 A university professor who fled imprisonment and torture in his native Ethiopia was recently granted asylum in the United States. The Law School’s Immigration and Human Rights Law Clinic represented and guided him through the asylum process.
  • Human Rights Clinic Reports Reflected in U.N. Human Rights Committee Recommendations

    April 18, 2012 University of Minnesota human rights advocates traveled to U.N. headquarters in New York in March 2012 to attend and testify at the 104th session of the U.N. Human Rights Committee.
  • Human Rights Clinic Follows its Brief to Supreme Court

    February 23, 2012 On Feb. 28, 2012, students in the Law School’s Human Rights Litigation and International Legal Advocacy Clinic will be in Washington, D.C., to observe the oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in the controversial case of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. Prof. Jennifer Green, who heads the Clinic, is also traveling with her students to watch the oral argument and assist the plaintiffs’ lawyers in responding to media coverage of the case.
  • Erin Furlong ('05)

    Erin Furlong (’05) Describes Benefits of Joint Degree

    November 9, 2011

    In the fall 2011 issue of With Equal Right, Erin Furlong (’05) shares her experiences and the advantages of obtaining a joint J.D. and M.P.H. degree through the Law School’s Joint Degree Program in Law, Health, & the Life Sciences.

  • Immigration and Human Rights Clinic Helps Secure Asylum for Torture Victim

    October 25, 2011 Earlier this month, students and faculty working at the University of Minnesota Law School’s Immigration and Human Rights Clinic helped a West African man, who prefers to remain anonymous, secure asylum in the United States. After being arrested, starved, beaten, tortured, and sexually humiliated by government soldiers for his political beliefs, the man risked his life to escape imprisonment and travel to the United States.
  • A Visit to the Clinic

    October 5, 2011 The Law School’s clinics can make remarkable changes in the lives of their clients, perhaps none more dramatically than the Immigration and Human Rights Law Clinic. The student attorneys in the Immigration Clinic represent refugees who are fleeing persecution in their native countries and seeking asylum in the United States.

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