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  • John W. Mooty (’44)

    Law School Mourns the Death of John W. Mooty (’44)

    April 23, 2015

    John W. Mooty, who graduated first in his Law School class (’44) and became a first-class leader in law, business and philanthropy, died April 17, 2015, in Edina, Minn. He was 92.

  • Andrea Miller (’15)

    Andrea Miller (’15) Wins Burton Award for Legal Writing

    April 16, 2015

    The Burton Foundation has announced that Andrea Miller (’15) is the winner of a 2015 Distinguished Legal Writing Award—one of just 10 students from U.S. law schools to be so honored. Miller is both a J.D. candidate at the Law School and a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Psychology. Her winning paper is entitled “The Separate Spheres Ideology: An Improved Empirical and Litigation Approach to Family Responsibilities Discrimination.”

  • Ron Ousky (’82)

    Ron Ousky (’82) Wins ABA Problem Solver Award

    April 10, 2015

    The ABA’s Section of Dispute Resolution has announced that Ron Ousky (’82), who lives and practices in Edina, Minn., will receive the Individual Lawyer as Problem Solver Award for 2015. This award, first presented in 2002, is given to a member of the legal profession who has exhibited extraordinary skill and creativity in promoting the concept of the lawyer as problem solver or in effectively resolving problems at the individual, institutional, community, state, national, or international level. Ousky will receive his award at the Section of Dispute Resolution annual conference, in Seattle, on April 17.

  • Professor Alexandra B. Klass

    Prof. Alexandra B. Klass Named Distinguished McKnight University Professor

    March 30, 2015

    The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost has announced that Professor Alexandra B. Klass has been named a Distinguished McKnight University Professor—one of just five University of Minnesota faculty members to receive the distinction this year. The Distinguished McKnight University Professorship program recognizes the University’s “highest-achieving mid-career faculty who have recently attained full professor status…and whose accomplishments have brought great renown and prestige to Minnesota.” Recipients hold the title “Distinguished McKnight University Professor” for as long as they remain at the University.

  • Catherine Ellis (’17), Allison Rochford (’16), Katarina Lee (’16), and Michael Laird (’16)

    Law Students Receive Consortium Support for Research Projects

    March 27, 2015

    Four Law School students are engaged in research projects that have been awarded grants from the University’s Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences. Each academic year, the Consortium, via its Intramural Research Awards program, requests proposals from graduate and professional students who wish to study and/or ameliorate the societal implications of problems in the fields of health, the environment, and the life sciences. This year, 34 proposals from students in 26 programs across the University were received. Of the five selected for funding, two were submitted by Law School students.

  • B. Todd Jones (’83)

    B. Todd Jones (’83) to Move from ATF to NFL

    March 24, 2015

    National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell announced at a meeting of team owners yesterday that B. Todd Jones (’83), currently the director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), will take a position with the league when he departs the ATF, as previously announced, at the end of this month.

  • Jaclyn Campoli (’14), Brittany Bakken (’13), Professor Laura Thomas and Andrew LeTourneau (’15)

    Civil Practice Clinic Wins Key Motion in Servitude Case

    March 23, 2015

    The Law School’s Robins Kaplan Civil Practice Clinic, in collaboration with Minneapolis attorney David Wilson and Wilson Law Group, has won a motion for partial summary judgment in a case that hinges on the issue of whether a sponsoring relative owes an ongoing duty of support to a family that the sponsoring relative brought to the United States.

  • Thomas Hale-Kupiec (’15)

    Thomas Hale-Kupiec (’15) Wins Law/Technology Writing Award

    March 18, 2015

    Thomas Hale-Kupiec, who is on track to receive his J.D. in December with a dual concentration in health law and intellectual property law, has been awarded first place in the 2014-15 National Student Writing Competition hosted by the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology. Hale-Kupiec received a prize of $1,500 for his paper, “Differential Liability: How Neuromodulators and Emerging Technologies Have Achieved Windfalls in Tort Liability Claims.” The paper will be published in a forthcoming edition of the journal, which is based at the University of Richmond (Va.) School of Law.

  • Rosalyn Park (’02)

    Rosalyn Park (’02) to Lead Women's Human Rights Program

    March 17, 2015

    Rosalyn Park, who graduated cum laude from the Law School in 2002, has been appointed director of the Women’s Human Rights Program for The Advocates for Human Rights, an international nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis.

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    Students’ Human Rights Work Influences U.N. Committee

    March 4, 2015

    Over the past three years, the ongoing partnership between the University of Minnesota and four law schools in Colombia’s Department of Antioquia—known as “La Alianza,” or “The Alliance”—has improved awareness of and support for human rights in the region. In its most recent success, La Alianza’s critical findings and recommendations regarding the status of children in Antioquia have been endorsed by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

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