November 14, 2016
A new report from the University of Minnesota Energy Transition Lab—a strategic initiative of Institute on the Environment, supported by the Law School and the Office of the Vice President for Research—predicts that an expanding clean energy economy will create more than 5,000 jobs and over $7 billion in direct economic impact in 18
November 10, 2016
On October 13, 2016, the Center for New Americans convened local and national experts for “Immigration Nation: Writing Our Next Chapter,” a panel designed to discuss a variety of immigration-related topics.
October 25, 2016
The Federal Bar Association has announced that Senior Judge Michael J. Davis (’72) of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota has been honored with the 2016 Sarah T. Hughes Civil Rights Award.
October 19, 2016
Judges can appear aloof. After all, they don black robes, are perched on high platforms, and make rulings that are rarely overturned.
Sonia Sotomayor, an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, is not that kind of judge.
October 13, 2016
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has appointed Timothy Mulrooney (’94) to serve as a district judge in the state’s 2nd Judicial District, which encompasses Ramsey County. In making the appointment, Dayton praised Mulrooney for the “commitment to justice and service” he had demonstrated throughout his “exceptional career.”
October 12, 2016
University President Eric Kaler has awarded the prestigious McKnight Presidential Professorship—one of the highest honors a University of Minnesota faculty member can receive—to Ruth Okediji, who has been the Law School’s William L. Prosser Professor of Law since 2003.
October 5, 2016
The Heisman Trust has announced that Alan Page (’78), a former Minnesota Supreme Court justice and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will be honored with the 2016 Heisman Humanitarian Award. Page will be the 11th recipient of the award.
October 3, 2016
Executive vice president and provost Karen Hanson has announced that the University of Minnesota’s first Grand Challenges Grants, totaling $3.6 million in support, have been awarded to 29 teams of faculty from across the Twin Cities campus.
September 27, 2016
Brendan Delany (’17) has been named the winner of the 2016 Admiral John S. Jenkins Prize for Excellence in Military Studies for his essay “Just Wars with Unjust Allies: Use of Force and Human Rights Considerations on the Russian Intervention in Syria.”
September 15, 2016
Richard A. “Dick” Bowman (’65), renowned product liability litigator and founding partner of the law firm Bowman and Brooke, passed away Sept. 7. He was 75.