December 21, 2017
Students in the Law School’s James H. Binger Center for New Americans and recent Law School graduates played key roles in a class action litigation effort that won a court order on Tuesday, December 19, temporarily blocking the deportation of 92 Somali men and women. The lawsuit was filed by the Binger Center, University of Miami Law School, and other legal services organizations in U.S.
December 14, 2017
The Law Library and Riesenfeld Rare Books Center recently received an important archival donation from Chief Judge Edward J. Cleary (’77) of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. The donated material is related to R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul (1992), a key U.S. Supreme Court First Amendment case—indeed, the first hate speech case ever heard by the court.
December 4, 2017
Lawrence Yetka (’48), who served for a decade in the Minnesota legislature and for nearly two decades on the state’s highest court, passed away Nov. 12 in his hometown of Cloquet, Minn. He was 93.
“An Extraordinary Public Leader and Human Being”: Law School Mourns the Passing of Warren Spannaus (’63)November 29, 2017
Warren Spannaus (’63), a former three-term Minnesota attorney general and candidate for governor, died suddenly on Monday in St. Louis Park, Minn. He was 86.
November 29, 2017
Amy Hang (’18), a student attorney in the Law School’s Ronald M. Mankoff Tax Clinic, recently won a favorable ruling for clients before the U.S. Tax Court in St. Paul on an issue that usually favors the IRS.
November 28, 2017
The Law School’s National Moot Court Competition teams achieved outstanding results at the Region 14 tournament held at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul Nov. 16-18, winning a best brief award and sending one team on to the national finals.
November 15, 2017
The Law School’s Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice and its co-director, Professor Kevin Reitz, have been selected to take part in a new interdisciplinary research project under the auspices of the University’s Driving Tomorrow Grand Challenges program.
October 20, 2017
The Law School’s Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity and Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice will present a “Summit for Civil Rights: Racial Unity and Integration as a Path to Prosperity” Nov. 9-10.
October 13, 2017
The Law School’s Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic will host free drop-in legal advice sessions. The sessions are designed to help innovators, creators, and entrepreneurs protect their ideas, kickstart their startup companies, and build and secure their dream businesses. All sessions are offered under limited representation, and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
October 2, 2017
Second-year Law School student Abigail Hencheck (’19) has been selected to receive a 2017-18 Benjamin B. Ferencz Fellowship in Human Rights and Law. The fellowship, which is awarded by World Without Genocide, an organization based at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St.