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  • Judge Timothy Mulrooney (’94)

    Timothy Mulrooney (’94) Appointed Judge in Minnesota’s 2nd District

    October 13, 2016

    Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has appointed Timothy Mulrooney (’94) to serve as a district judge in the state’s 2nd Judicial District, which encompasses Ramsey County. In making the appointment, Dayton praised Mulrooney for the “commitment to justice and service” he had demonstrated throughout his “exceptional career.”

  • Professor Ruth Okediji

    Ruth Okediji Awarded McKnight Presidential Professorship

    October 12, 2016

    University President Eric Kaler has awarded the prestigious McKnight Presidential Professorship—one of the highest honors a University of Minnesota faculty member can receive—to Ruth Okediji, who has been the Law School’s William L. Prosser Professor of Law since 2003.

  • Alan Page ('78)

    Alan Page (’78) Named Heisman Humanitarian Award Winner

    October 5, 2016

    The Heisman Trust has announced that Alan Page (’78), a former Minnesota Supreme Court justice and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will be honored with the 2016 Heisman Humanitarian Award. Page will be the 11th recipient of the award.

  • Law School News

    Five Law School Faculty Members Among Recipients of University’s Grand Challenges Grants

    October 3, 2016

    Executive vice president and provost Karen Hanson has announced that the University of Minnesota’s first Grand Challenges Grants, totaling $3.6 million in support, have been awarded to 29 teams of faculty from across the Twin Cities campus.

  • Branden Delaney ('17)

    Brendan Delany (’17) Wins National Institute of Military Justice Essay Prize

    September 27, 2016

    Brendan Delany (’17) has been named the winner of the 2016 Admiral John S. Jenkins Prize for Excellence in Military Studies for his essay “Just Wars with Unjust Allies: Use of Force and Human Rights Considerations on the Russian Intervention in Syria.”

  • Richard A. "Dick" Bowman ('65)

    Law School Mourns the Death of Richard A. Bowman (’65)

    September 15, 2016

    Richard A. “Dick” Bowman (’65), renowned product liability litigator and founding partner of the law firm Bowman and Brooke, passed away Sept. 7. He was 75.

  • Lawrence D. "Larry" Cohen (’57)

    A Life in Public Service: “Civic Giant” Larry Cohen (’57) Passes Away at Age 83

    September 15, 2016

    Lawrence D. “Larry” Cohen (’57), former mayor of St. Paul, chairman of the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners, and chief judge of the Ramsey County District Court—the only person ever to have held all three of those positions—died Sept. 11 at his home in St. Paul, surrounded by his family. The cause was lung cancer, diagnosed three weeks before his death.

  • Dean Jenkins gets to know 1Ls at annual Orientation Ice Cream Social

    “An Extraordinary Journey”: Law School Orientation 2016

    September 2, 2016

    At 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 30, the members of the J.D. class of 2019 convened in Mondale Hall for the start of their University of Minnesota Law School orientation.

  • Chief Judge Edward J. Cleary (’77)

    Edward J. Cleary (’77) Reappointed Chief Judge of Minnesota Court of Appeals

    August 24, 2016

    Governor Mark Dayton has reappointed Edward J. Cleary (’77) as chief judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Cleary was first named to the Court of Appeals in 2011, and was its appointed chief judge in 2013. His second term in that role will begin Nov. 1 of this year and expire on Oct. 31, 2019.

  • Faculty Publications

    Law School Ranked 15th for “Most Cited” Tenured Faculty

    August 18, 2016

    The influential blog Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports noted yesterday that the University of Minnesota Law School ranked 15th among all U.S. law schools (tied with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) for the number of times its tenured faculty’s published scholarship was cited in legal journals.

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