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  • Cathy Haukedahl (’79) and Jonathan Bye (’83)

    Cathy Haukedahl (’79) and Jonathan Bye (’83) Honored for Pro Bono Service

    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.

  • Professor JaneAnne Murray (second from left) at the White House on Jan. 10, 2017, with White House Counsel Neil Eggleston and fellow Clemency Project Steering Committee members Norman Reimer, executive director of the National Association of Criminal Defe

    Clemency Project Gets Four Commutations on Obama’s Final Day in Office

    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.

  • Kathryn Hoffman (’06)

    Kathryn Hoffman (’06) Named Executive Director of the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

    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.

  • Judge Nicole J. Starr (’03), Dean Garry W. Jenkins, Judge Michael J. Davis (’72)

    Second Annual MLK Convocation Asks “Where Do We Go from Here?”

    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.

  • Aaron Minster (’17), Professor Laura Thomas, Sam Ketchum (’17)

    Civil Practice Clinic Wins $25,000 Civil Assault Verdict

    January 18, 2017

    A jury trial in southeastern Minnesota last week allowed a young immigrant woman to tell her story of labor exploitation and misery. The verdict shows that the jury of four men and three women believed her.

  • 3Ls Rachel Molsberry and Katie Ziomek

    3Ls Rachel Molsberry and Katie Ziomek Named Equal Justice Works Fellows

    January 3, 2017

    Third-year Law School students Rachel Molsberry and Katie Ziomek have each been awarded two-year postgraduate fellowships through Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit organization whose mission is “mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice.” Molsberry will spend the term of her fellowship at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s office in Willmar, Minn., working to develop a medical-

  • 3Ls Shannon Jankowksi and Amanda McAllister

    3Ls Shannon Jankowski and Amanda McAllister Awarded Human Rights Fellowships

    December 21, 2016

    Third-year Law School students Shannon Jankowski and Amanda McAllister have been selected to receive 2016-17 Benjamin B. Ferencz Fellowships in Human Rights and Law. The fellowships, which are awarded by World Without Genocide, an organization based at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, are named in honor of international human rights advocate Benjamin B. Ferencz.

  • Judge Michael J. Davis (’47)

    Myron H. Bright (’47), Revered 8th Circuit Appeals Court Judge, Dies at 97

    December 19, 2016

    The Law School mourns the passing of Judge Myron H. Bright (’47), who served a record 48 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. Bright passed away Dec. 12 in Fargo, N.D. He was 97. He had been hearing cases until a few weeks ago as a judge with senior status on the court.

  • Miles Lord (’48)

    Law School Mourns the Passing of Judge Miles Lord (’48)

    December 14, 2016

    Miles Lord (’48), an outspoken judge whose two decades on the U.S. District Court were marked by frequent controversy and banner headlines, died in Eden Prairie, Minn., on Dec. 10. He was 97.

  • Professor Joan Howland

    Prof. Joan Howland Wins 2017 AALS Law Library Section Award

    December 14, 2016

    The Association of American Law Schools has announced the winners of its 2017 section awards for excellence in legal education. Joan Howland, Roger F. Noreen Professor of Law, associate dean for information and technology, and director of the Law Library, was chosen to receive the AALS Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information Award.

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