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  • Professor Kristin Hickman

    Prof. Kristin Hickman Named Distinguished McKnight University Professor

    March 31, 2016

    The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost has announced that Professor Kristin E. Hickman has been named a Distinguished McKnight University Professor—one of just seven University of Minnesota faculty members to receive the distinction this year.

  • James Meinert ('17) and Kyle Kroll ('16)

    Two Law School Students Win Bloomberg Writing Awards

    March 25, 2016

    James Meinert (’17) and Kyle Kroll (’16) snared top honors in the 2016 Bloomberg Law Write-On Competition, winning $2,500 each in the nationwide contest. The competition puts a premium on clear and concise writing, as entries must run between 1,000 and 1,600 words.

  • Anne Dutton, Griffin Ferry, and Dane Rockow

    Law School Team Wins Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition

    March 21, 2016

    A team of three students from the Law School has won the 2016 Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition, which is conducted by the American Red Cross. Team members Anne Dutton, Griffin Ferry, and Dane Rockow, all 3Ls, traveled to Seattle for the competition, defeating the team from Harvard Law School in the final round.

  • Texas Young Lawyers Competition Mock Trial Moot Court Group Photo

    Mock Trial and Moot Court Teams Hit the Road for Competitions

    March 9, 2016

    Mock trial and moot court teams from the Law School were extremely busy in late February, traveling near and far for national competitions.

  • Rajin Olson ('16)

    Rajin S. Olson (’16) Named to ‘National Jurist’ List of Outstanding Law Students

    March 8, 2016

    The National Jurist has named Rajin S. Olson (’16) to its inaugural “Law Students of the Year” feature. The magazine asked more than 200 law schools for “stories of their most devoted students with unparalleled attitudes” and selected 25 individuals from among the nominees, based on such factors as leadership, focus, and commitment to justice.

  • Jim Long and Tom Walsh

    Jim Long (’84) and Tom Walsh (’04) Honored for Pro Bono Service

    March 3, 2016

    The Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) has selected two Law School alumni, Jim Long (’84) and Tom Walsh (’04), as recipients of the organization’s 2016 Pro Bono Publico awards, which recognize significant contributions to pro bono service in Minnesota’s most populous county.

  • Kelly Mitchell

    Robina Institute Executive Director Kelly Mitchell Authors Proposal Designed to Control Growth of Minnesota's Prison Population

    March 3, 2016

    Robina Executive Director Kelly Mitchell offered proposals to the Minnesota Prison Population Task Force, chaired by Senator Ron Latz, aimed at reducing or controlling prison population growth in Minnesota. Mitchell was asked to sit on the task force that began convening last September. Their final meeting was this week. 

  • Prof. Ann Burkhart

    Prof. Ann Burkhart to Receive University’s Graduate-Professional Teaching Award

    February 26, 2016

    Ann Burkhart, the Curtis Bradbury Kellar Professor of Law, has been chosen to receive a 2016 University of Minnesota Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education. This honor, also known as the Graduate-Professional Award, is given to no more than eight University professors each year.

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    Students, Faculty and Legal Partners Featured in Minnesota Lawyer

    February 22, 2016

    Minnesota Lawyer writer Mike Mosedale recounts the experience of law students, faculty and legal partners of the Center for New Americans who visited Dilley, Texas over winter break to help detainees facing deportation. The legal team from Minnesota were scheduled for pro bono work when their visit coincided with the controversial raids of legal immigrants over New Years.

  • Samuel D. Heins (’72)

    Samuel D. Heins (’72) Confirmed as Ambassador to Norway

    February 16, 2016

    The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Samuel D. Heins (’72) as the United States ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway. Heins was nominated to the ambassadorship by President Obama in May 2015.

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