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.
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.
Center for New Americans, Partners Cement SCOTUS Victory and Secure Fair Enforcement Policy for Immigrants NationwideDecember 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.
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.
New Yorker Profiles Former Child Soldier Represented by Center for New Americans, Dorsey & Whitney, and ACLU-MNDecember 4, 2015
The New Yorker magazine published a profile this week of Nelson Kargbo, a refugee and former child soldier from Sierra Leone who was successfully represented in his immigration case by law students with the Law School’s Center for New Americans, in partnership with Dorsey & Whitney and ACLU-MN.
December 3, 2015
The board of directors of the Minneapolis-based Robina Foundation has awarded generous grants of support to three important, ongoing initiatives at the Law School: the Robina Public Interest Scholars Program; the Bridge Fellowship Program; and the research being conducted by the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice i
November 30, 2015
Kerry McGuire, who is on track to graduate from the Law School next May, has been awarded a two-year postgraduate fellowship through Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit organization whose mission is “mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice.” McGuire will spend her fellowship term working with the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM) to create medical-legal partners
November 18, 2015
Andrea Crumrine, who expects to receive her J.D. from the Law School next May, has been awarded a two-year postgraduate fellowship through Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit organization whose mission is “mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice.”
November 16, 2015
Human Rights Educators USA announced today that Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, co-director of the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center (HRC), is the recipient of the 2015 Edward O’Brien Award for Human Rights Education. The award was made during the annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies in New Orleans.
October 21, 2015
Professor Mark Kappelhoff today received the prestigious U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service from Attorney General Loretta Lynch.