June 15, 2020
June 12, 2020
Judge Toddrick S. Barnette ’92, who has served for 14 years on the Hennepin County District Court bench, was last month elected by his peers to serve as chief judge of the Hennepin County District Court. He will take over his new position on July 1, becoming the first chief judge of color in the court’s history.
June 11, 2020
Rising 3L Rachel Wydra, who has been living in her hometown of Downers Grove, Illinois, since classes at the Law School went remote last March, was motivated to take action when news came of the brutal killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.
June 10, 2020
Professor Maria Ponomarenko is one of eight legal scholars who released a list of urgently-needed reforms to address enduring problems in American policing.
June 8, 2020
When Professor Perry Moriearty put a call out for Minnesota Law students and recent graduates to help individuals arrested protesting the tragic killing of George Floyd, she had no idea that, only four hours later, she’d have 100-plus volunteers register for training.
“It was incredible,” said Moriearty, who had asked only a handful of students to get the word out.
June 7, 2020
Minnesota Law will host a webinar on “Policing, Racism, and the Law” on Thursday, June 11 from noon to 1:00 p.m. (Central).
The hour-long panel discussion will explore current realities, policy, and legal solutions to racial violence and bias in policing.
June 7, 2020
Kurt BlueDog ’77, a major figure in American Indian advocacy, jurisprudence, and legislation for more than four decades, died May 12 of complications from cancer. He was 70.
June 2, 2020
The Law School’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) last week issued the following statement to the Minnesota Law community on the tragic death of George Floyd.
June 1, 2020
Dear Law School Community:
Simply put, this is a terrible moment for the Twin Cities, during a terrible time. George Floyd suffered a maddeningly horrendous and senseless death, and the ensuing unrest has rocked our community. And, what started locally has expanded and roiled our country in the last few days, demonstrating the shared pain felt by many.
May 28, 2020
Minnesota Law, the magazine serving our Law School community, has launched an all-new digital edition with our spring 2020 issue.
This mobile-optimized platform creates a user-friendly way to experience our magazine content digitally.