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  • Cayla Ebert ('18)

    1L Cayla Ebert to Attend State of the Union Address

    January 12, 2016

    Visitors to Washington, D.C., often get in touch with the offices of their U.S. representatives to request a tour of the Capitol building. For Cayla Ebert (’18), such a request resulted in an invitation to attend President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address, which he will deliver to a joint session of Congress this evening.

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    Center for New Americans Defends Asylum Seekers Targeted by Federal Immigration Raids

    January 12, 2016

    A legal team from the University of Minnesota Law School’s Center for New Americans (CNA) worked as part of the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project to win stays of removal for women and children who were swept up in deportation raids conducted last week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.

  • Nick Hittler ('16)

    Nick Hittler (’16) Selected as DOJ Honors Program Attorney

    December 21, 2015

    Nick Hittler, who is on track to graduate from the Law School in May, has been selected through the U.S. Attorney General’s Honors Program to work as a judicial law clerk at the Department of Justice’s Immigration Court in Bloomington, Minn. Hittler will clerk for the Immigration Court judges during his two-year term.

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    Judge Gary M. Hall (’82) Reappointed to Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals

    December 21, 2015

    Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has reappointed Gary M. Hall (’82) to the five-judge Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals (WCCA), where he has served since 2012. The reappointment is for a six-year term, which will expire on January 3, 2022.

  • Deepinder Singh Mayell

    Deepinder Singh Mayell to Lead Center for New Americans’ Education and Outreach Program

    December 18, 2015

    The Law School’s pioneering Center for New Americans (CNA) has announced that Deepinder Singh Mayell will become the director of its Education and Outreach Program in January.

  • Griffin Ferry ('16)

    Griffin Ferry (’16) Wins International Humanitarian Law Writing Competition

    December 14, 2015

    Griffin Ferry, who is on track to receive his J.D. from the Law School next May, has been named the winner of the 2015 International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition. The competition is sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law, the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society, and the IHL program of the American Red Cross.

  • Dean Wippman to Step Down Effective July 1, Provost to Launch a National Search

    December 11, 2015

    David Wippman, the 10th dean of the University of Minnesota Law School, announced today that he will be stepping down at the end of the current academic year to accept a position as president of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

  • Tracy Smith '88

    Tracy M. Smith (’88) Named to Minnesota Court of Appeals

    December 8, 2015

    Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has appointed Tracy M. Smith (’88) to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, effective Feb. 2, 2016. She will replace Judge John P. Smith (no relation), who is retiring. Tracy Smith has been the University of Minnesota’s deputy general counsel since 2013, after serving as an associate in the general counsel’s office since 1994.

  • Moones Mellouli

    Center for New Americans, Partners Cement SCOTUS Victory and Secure Fair Enforcement Policy for Immigrants Nationwide

    December 7, 2015

    The immigration case of Moones Mellouli came to a definitive end last week when an immigration court dismissed with prejudice all deportation proceedings against him after federal authorities promised the Supreme Court that they would never again seek to deport him, or any other immigrant, on the basis of drug convictions that have no proven connection to substances controlled under federal law.

  • Left to right: Jon Laramore, Dianne Heins, Kate Evans, Sheila Stuhlman (’00), Julia Decker (’14), Caitlinrose Fisher (’15), Anna Finstrom (’15), Ben Casper (’97), Daniel Pulliam, Molly Moss

    Mellouli v. Holder Litigation Team Named Attorneys of the Year

    December 5, 2015

    Minnesota Lawyer has announced that the litigation team that achieved a victory at the U.S. Supreme Court this past June in the case of Mellouli v. Holder will be among the magazine’s 2015 Attorneys of the Year honorees. The team consisted of faculty and students from the Law School’s Center for New Americans; pro bono lawyers from the firm of Faegre Baker Daniels; and attorneys from the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota.

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