Bringing Transparency to Taxation: Prof. Kristin Hickman’s Busy Year Included Advising Federal Policymakers and Hosting an International ConferenceNovember 15, 2019
When the U.S. Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) agreed to review tax regulations for the first time in more than three decades, Professor Kristin Hickman was the first person they called, tapping her as special adviser.
November 15, 2019
Last February, Bethany Owen ’95 became the new president of ALLETE Inc., a Duluth-based energy company. Owen also oversees ALLETE’s five operating divisions: Minnesota Power, Superior Water Light and Power, ALLETE Clean Energy, U.S. Water Services, and BNI Energy. She is the first woman president in the company’s history.
November 5, 2019
Anna Beadle ’10 was recently named executive director of the Minnesota Justice Foundation.
Housed at the Law School, the MJF is a nonprofit organization that strives for justice by creating opportunities for Minnesota law students to perform public interest and pro bono legal services.
October 22, 2019
Before being appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Elena Kagan had always wondered what happened during the highest court’s secret deliberations, when doors are closed and others are barred from eavesdropping.
Now she knows.
October 21, 2019
Tom Cotter, Briggs and Morgan Professor of Law, has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute (ALI).
ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.
October 16, 2019
The federal courthouse in Minneapolis has been renamed in honor of pathbreaking Judge Diana Murphy ‘74, the first woman appointed to the federal bench in Minnesota and the first to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Murphy died last year at the age of 84.
October 14, 2019
Belit Flores, who has a a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, spent five years doing research and development work at Cargill, Inc. before enrolling in Minnesota Law’s Master of Science in Patent Law (MSPL) program. She has more than 15 years of lab experience, which she is looking forward to putting to work in the exciting field of patent law.
October 10, 2019
Professor Brad Clary ’75 has been named the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in the field of legal writing.
October 7, 2019
Kelly Zech, 1L, served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy specializing in operations for six years. Most recently, she served as a stay-at-home mom managing three children for seven years. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, where she obtained dual degrees in Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurial Management.
October 3, 2019
The Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice and Ramsey County Community Corrections have been awarded a $197,000 grant to conduct a joint in-depth research and data-analysis project on the drive