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  • Frank Guenthner '18

    Frank Guenthner ’18 Wins Burton Award for Legal Writing

    March 12, 2018

    The Burton Foundation has announced that Frank Guenthner ’18 is the winner of a 2018 Distinguished Legal Writing Award—one of only 15 students from U.S. law schools to be so honored. In the 19 years since the award’s creation, Law School students have received it 10 times.

  • Professor Brad Clary '75 and Professor Barbara Welke

    Profs. Clary, Welke to Receive University’s Graduate-Professional Teaching Award

    March 7, 2018

    Law School professors Brad Clary ’75 and Barbara Welke have been chosen to receive the 2018 University of Minnesota Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education. This honor, the University’s highest teaching award, was given to eight of the institution’s 3,800-plus professors.

  • Law School News

    Matthew Krueger ’06 Sworn in as U.S. Attorney in Wisconsin

    February 23, 2018

    On Feb. 22, Matthew D. Krueger ’06 was sworn in as the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Krueger was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 15.

  • Left to right: Dante Cade Harootunian ’19, Li Xu ’19, Nicole Georgette Marling ’19

    International Moot Court Team Wins Competition in Mumbai

    February 22, 2018

    On its first trip outside U.S. borders, the Law School’s International Moot Court Competition team took first-place honors in the D.M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Moot Court Competition, held February 9-11 in Mumbai, India.

  • Curtis L. Roy ’50

    Law School Mourns the Passing of Curtis L. Roy ’50

    February 19, 2018

    Curtis L. Roy ’50, a partner at Minneapolis-based Dorsey & Whitney for nearly 40 years and a longtime benefactor of the Law School, passed away Jan. 27 in Bloomington, Minn. He was 93.

  • Left to right: Team Coach Craig Roen '87, Adam Setra '18, Joe Janochoski '18, Kareem Tawfic '18, Deanna Thompson '19, Mike Sikora '18, Team Coach Craig Buske '10, Phillip Guebert '18, Rachel Cardwell '18, Max Hall '18, Frances Fink '19

    Law School Mock Trial Team Headed for Nationals in Texas

    February 14, 2018

    A mock trial team from the Law School bested 22 other teams in regional competition to earn a trip to the finals of the prestigious Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition. The regional event, one of 14 held around the country, took place Feb. 9-11 in Fargo, North Dakota.

  • Judge Nancy E. Brasel ('96) and Law School Adjunct Professor Eric C. Tostrud

    Two with Law School Ties Nominated to Federal Bench

    February 13, 2018

    President Donald J. Trump has nominated Nancy E. Brasel ’96, a judge in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District, and Eric Tostrud, an adjunct faculty member at the Law School, to serve as federal district court judges for the District of Minnesota.   

  • Professor JaneAnne Murray

    Prof. JaneAnne Murray Wins University’s Outstanding Community Service Award

    February 2, 2018

    Professor of Practice JaneAnne Murray has been awarded the 2018 University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Service Award for Faculty. The award is part of a program that honors faculty, staff, students, and University-affiliated community partners who have made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to society’s well-being.

  • Hon. David R. Stras

    Former Law School Professor Confirmed to 8th Circuit Court

    January 31, 2018

    The U.S. Senate today confirmed Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. Stras was a professor at the Law School from 2004-2010, where he taught and wrote on federal courts and jurisdiction, constitutional law, criminal law, and law and politics.

  • Dean Garry W. Jenkins, Judge Pamela G. Alexander ’77, Professor Francis X. Shen

    MLK Convocation Addresses Issues of Implicit Racial Bias

    January 25, 2018

    As Minnesota prepares to host Super Bowl LII, its leaders are promoting the region as “Bold North.” At the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation at the Law School, Dean Garry Jenkins put a twist on this idea, asking those in the community—and statewide—to boldly confront racial injustice.

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