January 28, 2019
During times of social upheaval, many people become overwhelmed. Instead of getting engaged, they nod off, dreaming of quieter times. At the Law School’s fourth annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation, Laura Coates ’05, a CNN legal analyst and author, urged listeners not to be one of those people.
January 24, 2019
Professor Daniel Schwarcz has been named the Fredrikson & Byron Professor of Law.
January 24, 2019
Associate Professor Steve Meili has been named the inaugural James H. Binger Professor in Clinical Law.
Meili, who entered law teaching in 1991, joined the Law School faculty in 2008 as a clinical professor. He received tenure as an associate professor in 2018.
January 16, 2019
Warren Francis Plunkett ’48, who served for 26 years as a judge in Minnesota’s 3rd Judicial District, died Dec. 30 in Austin, Minnesota, of complications from pneumonia. He was 98.
January 9, 2019
An interdisciplinary immigration-data-collection project proposed by Professor Linus Chan and Jack DeWaard, professor of sociology in the College of Liberal Arts, has received a faculty research award.
January 7, 2019
Minnesota Law is home to a very vibrant community of international students from around the globe. One of those students is Natacha Garcia from Caracas, Venezuela, who first came to Minnesota Law in 2016 to get her LL.M. After completing that program, she enrolled in our J.D. program and is currently a 3L.
January 4, 2019
Governor-Elect Tim Walz appointed Nancy Leppink ’85 as commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry.
Leppink is currently chief of labour administration with the Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch of the International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
January 3, 2019
Minnesota Gov.-elect Tim Walz has appointed Rebecca Lucero ’07 as commissioner of the state’s Department of Human Rights.
Lucero currently serves as the public policy director at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.
December 17, 2018
Professor Allan Erbsen was recently elected to membership in the American Law Institute.
December 1, 2018
When Troy Bader ’88 launched his legal career 30 years ago, his long-term interest was in a transactional practice. His immediate impulse, though, was to get into the courtroom and try cases.