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  • Andrea Walsh (’88)

    Andrea Walsh (’88) Named CEO of HealthPartners

    March 21, 2017

    Andrea Walsh (’88) has been named chief executive officer of HealthPartners, a Minnesota-based nonprofit with 1,700 physicians, seven hospitals, 55 primary care clinics, 23 urgent care clinics, and numerous specialty care clinics.

    Walsh will replace Mary Brainerd, the current top executive, who plans to retire in June.

  • Left to right: 3Ls Peter Grenzow, Amanda McAllister, and Brendan Delany

    Law School Team Wins International Humanitarian Law Competition For Second Straight Year

    March 20, 2017

    A team of Law School students won the 2017 Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Competition, which is conducted by the American Red Cross. Students Peter Grenzow, Brendan Delany, and Amanda McAllister, all 3Ls, traveled to Washington, D.C., for the competition.

  • Alysha Bohanon (’17)

    Alysha Bohanon (’17) Wins Burton Award for Legal Writing

    March 16, 2017

    The Burton Foundation has announced that Alysha Bohanon (’17) is the winner of a 2017 Distinguished Legal Writing Award—one of just 10 students from U.S. law schools to be so honored. In the 18 years since its creation, Law School students have snared a Burton Award nine times.

  • Mirtha Montoya Lopez (’17) and Assistant Professor of ESL and Legal Skills Karen Lundquist

    New Pro Bono Program Offers Hands-On Experience to LL.M. Students

    March 16, 2017

    LL.M. students at the Law School now have a unique way to gain practical experience, working with actual clients on real legal matters, in a new pro bono program begun by Karen Lundquist, assistant professor of ESL and legal skills. Lundquist, who also teaches legal writing in the LL.M.

  • Nadia Anguiano-Wehde (’17)

    Anguiano-Wehde (’17) Named to ‘National Jurist’ List of Outstanding Law Students

    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.

  • Left to right: Jonathan Mansker (’18), Kathryn Marquis Hirsch (’18), Mary Beall (’18), Amanda McAllister (’17), Myounghee (Denise) Choung (’18), and Professor Jennie Green at the United Nations CEDAW session in Geneva

    Law School Students Participate in UN Session in Geneva

    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

  • Law School News

    Emily Eschweiler (’02) Named Director of State Boards on Attorney Licensing, Continuing Education, Certification

    March 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.

  • Professor Daniel Schwarcz

    Prof. Daniel Schwarcz Wins American Law Institute’s Young Scholars Medal

    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.

  • Allen Cook Barr (’17)

    Allen Barr (’17) Wins Scribes Law Review Award

    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).

  • Professor Joan Howland

    Prof. Joan Howland Named One of ‘Most Influential People in Legal Education’ for 2nd Consecutive Year

    February 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.


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