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  • 2016 University of Minnesota Law School Commencement at Northrop Auditorium

    Law School Honors Class of 2016 at 128th Commencement Exercises

    May 20, 2016

    The University of Minnesota Law School held its 128th commencement ceremony May 14 at Northrop Memorial Auditorium.

  • Spring 2016 Perspectives

    Spring 2016 Issue of Perspectives Now Available Online

    May 19, 2016

    Writer Cathy Madison talks to five alumni about their career paths in the cover story, “Alternative Dispute Revolution: Mediators Go for the Win-Win.” These mediators bypass the courtroom with a more Zen approach, listening, guiding and sorting through the obstacles that get in the way of a settlement or resolution.

  • Class of 2016 award recipients on Stein Plaza

    Class of 2016 Students Honored at Awards Ceremony

    May 18, 2016

    The Law School welcomed graduates and their families for the 2016 Student Awards and Recognition Ceremony, held at 2:00 p.m., May 13 in Lockhart Hall. The event acknowledged outstanding student achievement among those in the Class of 2016, prior to the May 14 Commencement.

  • Nikki Farago (’07)

    Nikki Farago (’07) Named Minnesota’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Children and Family Services

    May 11, 2016

    The Minnesota Department of Human Services has named Nikki Farago (’07) the deputy assistant commissioner of its Children and Family Services (CFS) program. CFS is responsible for adoption, foster care, child care, child support, adolescent services, public assistance, child protection, refugee resettlement, economic opportunities, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

  • Gail T. Kulick (’85)

    Gail T. Kulick (’85) Appointed Judge in Minnesota’s 7th District

    May 11, 2016

    Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has appointed Gail T. Kulick (’85) to serve as a judge in the state’s 7th Judicial District, which consists of Becker, Benton, Clay, Douglas, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Stearns, Todd, and Wadena Counties. In making the appointment, Dayton said, “Throughout her distinguished career, Gail T. Kulick has proven herself committed to justice for all Minnesotans.

  • Heather Abraham (’12)

    Heather Abraham (’12) Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship

    May 10, 2016

    Heather Abraham (’12) has been awarded a two-year postgraduate fellowship through Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit organization whose mission is “mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice.” Abraham will spend the term of her fellowship at Legal Services of Northern Michigan, in Traverse City, representing homeless adults and low-income renters at imminent risk of home

  • Mark Kappelhoff

    Prof. Mark Kappelhoff Appointed Judge in Minnesota’s 4th District

    May 9, 2016

    Governor Mark Dayton has appointed University of Minnesota Law School Professor Mark Kappelhoff to serve as a judge in Minnesota’s 4th Judicial District. The district, encompassing Hennepin County, is the state’s largest trial court. In appointing Kappelhoff, Dayton praised his “deep commitment to justice and public service.”

  • Beth M. Andrus ('88)

    Beth M. Andrus (’88) Nominated to U.S. District Court Bench

    April 28, 2016

    President Obama has nominated Beth M. Andrus (’88) to serve on the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Andrus is currently a judge in Washington state’s King County Superior Court, a position she has held since 2010.

  • Left to right: Allison Rochford ('16), Marc Shinn-Krantz ('16), Drew Glasnovich ('16), Chelsea Lemke ('16), Katarina Lee ('16), Kyle Kroll ('16)

    Six Students to Receive President’s Student Leadership and Service Award

    April 25, 2016

    University President Eric Kaler’s office has announced that six third-year Law School students—Drew Glasnovich, Kyle Kroll, Katarina Lee, Chelsea Lemke, Allison Rochford, and Marc Shinn-Krantz—are among the winners of the 2016 President’s Student Leadership and Service Award (PSLSA).

  • Prof. Perry Moriearty

    Prof. Perry Moriearty to Receive Top Clinical Teaching Award

    April 23, 2016

    The Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Clinical Legal Education has selected Professor Perry Moriearty as the recipient of its 2016 Shanara Gilbert Award.

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