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  • Back row: Ben Casper ('97), Kirsten Schubert, Becky Cassler ('16), Kate Evans, Teresa Nelson, Linus Chan; Front row: Adam Kohnstamm ('16), Kareem Tawfic ('18)

    New Yorker Profiles Former Child Soldier Represented by Center for New Americans, Dorsey & Whitney, and ACLU-MN

    December 4, 2015

    The New Yorker magazine published a profile this week of Nelson Kargbo, a refugee and former child soldier from Sierra Leone who was successfully represented in his immigration case by law students with the Law School’s Center for New Americans, in partnership with Dorsey & Whitney and ACLU-MN.

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    Robina Foundation Renews Support for Three Law School Programs

    December 3, 2015

    The board of directors of the Minneapolis-based Robina Foundation has awarded generous grants of support to three important, ongoing initiatives at the Law School: the Robina Public Interest Scholars Program; the Bridge Fellowship Program; and the research being conducted by the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice i

  • Kerry McGuire (’16)

    Kerry McGuire (’16) Named Equal Justice Works Fellow

    November 30, 2015

    Kerry McGuire, who is on track to graduate from the Law School next May, 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.” McGuire will spend her fellowship term working with the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM) to create medical-legal partners

  • Andrea Crumrine ('16)

    Andrea Crumrine (’16) Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship

    November 18, 2015

    Andrea Crumrine, who expects to receive her J.D. from the Law School next May, 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.”

  • Kristi Rudelius-Palmer

    Kristi Rudelius-Palmer Wins O’Brien Award for Human Rights Education

    November 16, 2015

    Human Rights Educators USA announced today that Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, co-director of the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center (HRC), is the recipient of the 2015 Edward O’Brien Award for Human Rights Education. The award was made during the annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies in New Orleans.

  • Mark Kappelhoff

    Prof. Mark Kappelhoff Receives U.S. Justice Department's Highest Award

    October 21, 2015

    Professor Mark Kappelhoff today received the prestigious U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service from Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

  • Justice Antonin Scalia and Professor Robert Stein

    Scalia Defends ‘Originalism’ in Law School Lecture

    October 21, 2015

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s argument against judicial activism is straightforward. As an unelected judge he—and his eight colleagues on the nation’s highest court—shouldn’t be making laws.

  • Nelson Kargbo

    Former Child-Soldier Nelson Kargbo Released from Detention

    October 9, 2015

    Nelson Kargbo, a refugee from Sierra Leone was finally released from his prolonged detention this week. Earlier this week, Magistrate Judge Brisbois issued his report and recommendation to release Kargbo. Kargbo had been held for over two years by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Minnesota.

  • 1Ls enjoying ice cream on their first day of orientation

    Orientation 2015: Getting New Students and Fellows Off to a Strong Start

    September 4, 2015

    The J.D. class of 2018 gathered in Mondale Hall at 8 a.m. on Sept. 1 for the start of their Law School orientation.

  • Walter F. Mondale (’56)

    Walter F. Mondale (’56) Calls for New Dedication to Fair Housing

    September 2, 2015

    In a speech delivered to a standing ovation yesterday at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C., former Vice President Walter Mondale (’56) said that America is witnessing “the most important moment for fair housing since 1968.” That year saw the passage of the landmark Fair Housing Act, which then-Sen. Mondale co-authored and shepherded through a difficult legislative process to enactment. However, he said, citing recent riots in cities such as Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore, as well as nearly 50 years of governmental foot-dragging and legal fights over the law’s intent, “the Fair Housing Act has unfinished business.” Now, thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling and new rules requiring communities that receive HUD funds to “affirmatively further” fair housing, the time is right for the inclusive, integrative vision enshrined in the Fair Housing Act to become a reality.

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