August 8, 2017
E. Richard Larson (’69), a pioneering civil rights lawyer with the ACLU and the NAACP, among others, died July 22 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 73.
August 3, 2017
The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost has announced that Professor Francis X. Shen has been named a 2017-19 McKnight Presidential Fellow.
July 27, 2017
David Ryrie Brink (’47), a former president of the American Bar Association and a nationally recognized expert in trusts, estates, and probate law, passed away on July 20. He was 97.
July 26, 2017
Kristin E. Hickman, a Distinguished McKnight University Professor and holder of the Harlan Albert Rogers Professorship at the Law School, has been appointed to serve as one of the 40 public members of the Administrative Conference of the United States. The part-time appointment is for a term of two years.
July 12, 2017
Stephen Befort (’74), who holds the Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty, and Bennett Professorship at the Law School, has recently been elected to leadership posts with two organizations devoted to labor and employment law and practice.
July 6, 2017
A “significant and meaningful relationship” exists between a community’s rate of military sacrifice and its support for President Trump, according to a new study authored by Professor Francis Shen and Douglas Kriner, a professor of political science at Boston University.
June 29, 2017
Minneapolis-based The Advocates for Human Rights has honored Regina Jefferies, who has served for the past year as a clinical teaching fellow at the Law School’s James H. Binger Center for New Americans, with a 2017 Special Recognition Award. The award recognizes her work as a leader of the rapid-response team that mobilized attorneys at Minneapolis-St.
June 27, 2017
The United Nations Human Rights Council has appointed Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, University Regents Professor and holder of the Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society, as the U.N.’s Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism.
June 22, 2017
The New York State Senate has confirmed Paul G. Feinman (’85) as a judge on the New York Court of Appeals, making him the first openly gay jurist to serve on the state’s highest court. Feinman currently serves as an associate justice of the appellate division of the Supreme Court in Manhattan.
June 15, 2017
The University’s Women’s Center has announced that Sarah Rohne, employer relations director and associate director of the Career Center, will receive the 2017 Mullen-Spector-Truax Women’s Leadership Award.