April 1, 2016
Bridgid E. Dowdal (’94) has been appointed by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton to serve as a district court judge in the state’s 10th Judicial District. The 10th Judicial District includes Anoka, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Pine, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright Counties.
March 31, 2016
The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost has announced that Professor Kristin E. Hickman has been named a Distinguished McKnight University Professor—one of just seven University of Minnesota faculty members to receive the distinction this year.
March 25, 2016
James Meinert (’17) and Kyle Kroll (’16) snared top honors in the 2016 Bloomberg Law Write-On Competition, winning $2,500 each in the nationwide contest. The competition puts a premium on clear and concise writing, as entries must run between 1,000 and 1,600 words.
March 21, 2016
A team of three students from the Law School has won the 2016 Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition, which is conducted by the American Red Cross. Team members Anne Dutton, Griffin Ferry, and Dane Rockow, all 3Ls, traveled to Seattle for the competition, defeating the team from Harvard Law School in the final round.
March 9, 2016
Mock trial and moot court teams from the Law School were extremely busy in late February, traveling near and far for national competitions.
March 8, 2016
The National Jurist has named Rajin S. Olson (’16) to its inaugural “Law Students of the Year” feature. The magazine asked more than 200 law schools for “stories of their most devoted students with unparalleled attitudes” and selected 25 individuals from among the nominees, based on such factors as leadership, focus, and commitment to justice.
March 3, 2016
The Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) has selected two Law School alumni, Jim Long (’84) and Tom Walsh (’04), as recipients of the organization’s 2016 Pro Bono Publico awards, which recognize significant contributions to pro bono service in Minnesota’s most populous county.
Robina Institute Executive Director Kelly Mitchell Authors Proposal Designed to Control Growth of Minnesota's Prison PopulationMarch 3, 2016
Robina Executive Director Kelly Mitchell offered proposals to the Minnesota Prison Population Task Force, chaired by Senator Ron Latz, aimed at reducing or controlling prison population growth in Minnesota. Mitchell was asked to sit on the task force that began convening last September. Their final meeting was this week.
February 26, 2016
Ann Burkhart, the Curtis Bradbury Kellar Professor of Law, has been chosen to receive a 2016 University of Minnesota Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education. This honor, also known as the Graduate-Professional Award, is given to no more than eight University professors each year.
February 22, 2016
Minnesota Lawyer writer Mike Mosedale recounts the experience of law students, faculty and legal partners of the Center for New Americans who visited Dilley, Texas over winter break to help detainees facing deportation. The legal team from Minnesota were scheduled for pro bono work when their visit coincided with the controversial raids of legal immigrants over New Years.