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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 17, 2018
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has appointed Karin L. McCarthy (’94) to serve as a district court judge in the state’s 10th Judicial District. In making the appointment, Dayton praised McCarthy’s breadth of experience and her “strong commitment to justice in our state.”
January 2, 2018
The 2018 Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting—being held Jan. 3-6 in San Diego—will host several expert presentations from Law School faculty and staff on various legal and legal education topics, including insurance law, employee benefit law, Internet and computer law, and more. A full list of presentation details may be found below:
December 29, 2017
The Association of American Law Schools has announced that Professor Brett McDonnell will receive a 2018 award for excellence in legal education, presented by the AALS Section on Business Associations. McDonnell will be honored with the section’s Outstanding Mentor Award, which recognizes nominated section members who have demonstrated exemplary mentoring skills.
December 22, 2017
Brennan Gaeth, a member of the Law School’s most recent J.D. class, died unexpectedly on Nov. 23 in Milwaukee. He moved to Kansas City, Mo., to take a position with the firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon after graduation, and in October he was sworn in to the Minnesota bar.
December 21, 2017
Professor Linus Chan, who teaches the Detainee Rights Clinic in the Law School’s James H. Binger Center for New Americans, has been selected by Minnesota Lawyer magazine as one of its 2017 Attorneys of the Year. Chan was honored in the “Partners” category, along with Twin Cities attorney Mai Neng Moua.