March 11, 2020
To the Law School Community:
Earlier today, you received an update from President Gabel on the University of Minnesota’s efforts to keep our students, staff, and faculty healthy and safe with the current COVID-19 public health concern.
March 9, 2020
Professor Paul Vaaler has been elected as a fellow by the Academy of International Business.
AIB Fellows consist of a select group of distinguished AIB members recognized for their outstanding contributions to the scholarly development of the field of international business or have made significant contributions to the AIB.
March 4, 2020
Richard G. “Dick” Lareau ’52, a longtime leader in the Twin Cities’ legal and business communities, died Feb. 22 at his home in Fort Myers, Florida. He was 91.
February 26, 2020
Kristin Trapp, 2L, recently had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of testifying before a committee of lawmakers on the merits of a constitutional amendment that she conceived of and helped draft.
February 24, 2020
Minnesota Law students and teams fared well at the recent William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition.
The team of Jackie Fielding, 3L, Nadia Mezic, 2L, and Chuqiao Yu, 2L, finished among the Top 3 briefs overall and advanced to the quarterfinals. Fielding also took home the Best Oral Advocate Award for the entire competition.
February 13, 2020
Editor’s note: Alumni Voices is an occasional series of articles by alumni sharing their perspectives. Minneapolis attorney Victoria Spichinetsky ’07 serves as an adjunct professor and lead section instructor in Minnesota Law’s Legal Writing Program.
February 12, 2020
Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page ’78 has been fighting the good fight for decades, mostly on behalf of equality in race and education—and all the intertwined areas those topics touch. At 74, he shows little sign of slowing down.
January 31, 2020
Mike Freeman ’74 has logged more than 20 years of service as Hennepin County Attorney. He was first elected to the office in 1991 and served until 1998, when he launched an ultimately unsuccessful campaign for governor of Minnesota. In 2007, Freeman reclaimed the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office after Amy Klobuchar vacated it to run for U.S. Senate. He continues to serve there today.
January 31, 2020
Michael William Wright ’63, who captained the University of Minnesota football team and built Supervalu into one of the nation’s leading grocery chains, passed away at his home on Monday, Jan. 27, of complications from pneumonia. He was 81.
January 27, 2020
Editor’s note: Alumni Voices is an occasional series of articles by alumni sharing their perspectives. Minneapolis attorney Peter Doely ’13, who co-teaches Minnesota Law’s Insurance Law Clinic, contributed this piece.