April 27, 2017
The Minnesota State Bar Association has announced that Alexandra Klass, a Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the Law School, has been awarded the 2017 Eldon G. Kaul Distinguished Service Award from the MSBA’s Environmental, Natural Resource, and Energy Law Section.
April 26, 2017
The Ramsey County Bar Association has named Judge Nicole Starr (’03) the recipient of its 2017 Excellence in Diversity Award.
April 10, 2017
The Organization of American Historians has announced that Susanna Blumenthal, the Julius E. Davis Professor of Law and an associate professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts, is the winner of the 2017 Merle Curti Award for the best book published in American intellectual history.
April 7, 2017
Law School Professor Heidi Kitrosser has been awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. The highly competitive, national fellowship is awarded annually to about 175 scholars and artists selected from among more than 3,500 applicants. This is the first Guggenheim Fellowship awarded to a University of Minnesota Law School professor.
April 3, 2017
Alan Page (’78), a former Minnesota Supreme Court justice and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been awarded the 2017 Polaris Lifetime Achievement Award for his “continuous and impactful contributions … regarding equity, diversity and justice.” Page will be the first recipient of the award, which was established by the University earlier this year to recognize emergent and establis
March 28, 2017
Clinical Professor Linus Chan has been awarded the 2017 University Outstanding Community Service Award for his work at the Binger Center for New Americans. It is the highest honor the University of Minnesota gives for service to the University and community.
March 22, 2017
Law School students Katie Ziomek (’17) and Kristin Emmons (’17) won a pair of recent intellectual property moot court competitions.
March 21, 2017
Andrea Walsh (’88) has been named chief executive officer of HealthPartners, a Minnesota-based nonprofit with 1,700 physicians, seven hospitals, 55 primary care clinics, 23 urgent care clinics, and numerous specialty care clinics.
Walsh will replace Mary Brainerd, the current top executive, who plans to retire in June.
March 20, 2017
A team of Law School students won the 2017 Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Competition, which is conducted by the American Red Cross. Students Peter Grenzow, Brendan Delany, and Amanda McAllister, all 3Ls, traveled to Washington, D.C., for the competition.
March 16, 2017
The Burton Foundation has announced that Alysha Bohanon (’17) is the winner of a 2017 Distinguished Legal Writing Award—one of just 10 students from U.S. law schools to be so honored. In the 18 years since its creation, Law School students have snared a Burton Award nine times.