May 19, 2015
John D. Gould (’53), a founder of the Minneapolis-based intellectual property law firm Merchant & Gould and a leading figure in the legal community for six decades, died May 13 in St. Paul. He was 88.
May 18, 2015
The Law School welcomed graduates and their families for the 2015 Student Awards and Recognition Ceremony, held at 2:00 p.m., May 15 in Lockhart Hall. The event acknowledged outstanding student achievement among those in the Class of 2015, prior to the May 16 Commencement.
May 14, 2015
The White House announced yesterday that President Obama has nominated Samuel D. Heins (’72) as the United States ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway. Heins will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee before the full Senate votes on his confirmation.
May 8, 2015
Class of 2016 students Jeffrey Bruno and Samuel Jackson have each been awarded, through a highly competitive process among more than 400 law student applicants nationwide, a prestigious 10-week Peggy Browning summer 2015 fellowship in public interest labor law.
April 30, 2015
Suzanne Thorpe (’89), professor of legal research instruction at the Law School, has been named a recipient of the University of Minnesota 2015 President’s Award for Outstanding Service. The award, established in 1997 to honor those whose service to the University community has “gone well beyond the regular duties of a faculty or staff member,” is presented to approximately 12 individuals each year.
April 23, 2015
John W. Mooty, who graduated first in his Law School class (’44) and became a first-class leader in law, business and philanthropy, died April 17, 2015, in Edina, Minn. He was 92.
April 16, 2015
The Burton Foundation has announced that Andrea Miller (’15) is the winner of a 2015 Distinguished Legal Writing Award—one of just 10 students from U.S. law schools to be so honored. Miller is both a J.D. candidate at the Law School and a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Psychology. Her winning paper is entitled “The Separate Spheres Ideology: An Improved Empirical and Litigation Approach to Family Responsibilities Discrimination.”
April 10, 2015
The ABA’s Section of Dispute Resolution has announced that Ron Ousky (’82), who lives and practices in Edina, Minn., will receive the Individual Lawyer as Problem Solver Award for 2015. This award, first presented in 2002, is given to a member of the legal profession who has exhibited extraordinary skill and creativity in promoting the concept of the lawyer as problem solver or in effectively resolving problems at the individual, institutional, community, state, national, or international level. Ousky will receive his award at the Section of Dispute Resolution annual conference, in Seattle, on April 17.
March 30, 2015
The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost has announced that Professor Alexandra B. Klass has been named a Distinguished McKnight University Professor—one of just five University of Minnesota faculty members to receive the distinction this year. The Distinguished McKnight University Professorship program recognizes the University’s “highest-achieving mid-career faculty who have recently attained full professor status…and whose accomplishments have brought great renown and prestige to Minnesota.” Recipients hold the title “Distinguished McKnight University Professor” for as long as they remain at the University.
March 27, 2015
Four Law School students are engaged in research projects that have been awarded grants from the University’s Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences. Each academic year, the Consortium, via its Intramural Research Awards program, requests proposals from graduate and professional students who wish to study and/or ameliorate the societal implications of problems in the fields of health, the environment, and the life sciences. This year, 34 proposals from students in 26 programs across the University were received. Of the five selected for funding, two were submitted by Law School students.