March 15, 2017
The National Jurist has named Nadia Anguiano-Wehde (’17) as one of its “Law Students of the Year.” The magazine asked more than 200 law schools for “stories of their most devoted students with unparalleled attitudes” and selected 25 individuals from among the nominees, based on such factors as leadership, focus, and commitment to justice.
March 13, 2017
Five students from the Human Rights Litigation and International Advocacy Clinic—Amanda McAllister (’17), Mary Beall (’18), Myounghee (Denise) Choung (’18), Kathryn Marquis Hirsch (’18), and Jonathan Mansker (’18), along with Professor Jennie Green—recently travelled to Geneva to observe and participate in the periodic review of Sri Lanka during the 66th session of the United Nations Committee
Emily Eschweiler (’02) Named Director of State Boards on Attorney Licensing, Continuing Education, CertificationMarch 2, 2017
The Minnesota Supreme Court has appointed Emily J. Eschweiler (’02) to lead the three boards that oversee the court’s attorney regulatory functions. In this position, Eschweiler will serve as the director of the Minnesota Board of Law Examiners, the Board of Continuing Legal Education, and the Board of Legal Certification.
March 1, 2017
The American Law Institute has announced that it will award its Young Scholars Medal to Professor Daniel Schwarcz of the Law School. The award is presented every other year at the ALI’s annual meeting to one or two outstanding early-career law professors whose work has the potential to influence improvements in the law. Colleen V.
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.