September 26, 2017
Karen Lundquist, assistant professor of legal writing and English as a second language in the Law School’s LL.M. program, has been honored as the 2017 Volunteer of the Year by LegalCORPS, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit.
September 19, 2017
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has presented Professor JaneAnne Murray with a presidential commendation for her “commitment to ensuring justice and due process for all” as a leader with two NACDL clemency efforts: Clemency Project 2014, an initiative spearheaded by the Obama administration, and the recently launched NACDL/FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) State Cl
September 6, 2017
Clinical Professor Brad Clary (’75) has been appointed to serve on the Accreditation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Council on Legal Education, the official U.S. Department of Education-approved accrediting agency for the nation’s law schools.
September 1, 2017
At 9 a.m. on Aug. 28, the members of the J.D. class of 2020 gathered in Mondale Hall for the start of their University of Minnesota Law School orientation. The next four days would be a whirlwind: welcoming speeches from Dean Garry W.
August 25, 2017
The American criminal justice system relies on jurors to regularly decode the mental states of criminal defendants. When those defendants are people of color, decoding minority mental states is a centerpiece of the justice process.
August 23, 2017
Professor Joan S. Howland, the Roger F. Noreen Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Information Technology, has been elected to a three year term as a delegate to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates, the policy-making body of the organization.
August 22, 2017
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has appointed Shan C. Wang (’02) to serve as a district judge in the state’s 7th Judicial District, which encompasses Becker, Benton, Clay, Douglas, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Stearns, Todd, and Wadena Counties.
August 8, 2017
E. Richard Larson (’69), a pioneering civil rights lawyer with the ACLU and the NAACP, among others, died July 22 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 73.
August 3, 2017
The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost has announced that Professor Francis X. Shen has been named a 2017-19 McKnight Presidential Fellow.
July 27, 2017
David Ryrie Brink (’47), a former president of the American Bar Association and a nationally recognized expert in trusts, estates, and probate law, passed away on July 20. He was 97.