The exceptional faculty at the University of Minnesota Law School bring real-world experience, practice, and leading research into the classroom. Passionate about their vocation and committed to integrating theory and practice in their teaching, they are demanding but eager to mentor and readily available to help students succeed along their chosen paths.
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Professor Amy Monahan was named to a subcommittee charged with determining essential health benefits under the Affordable Care Act
Professor Myron Orfield's brief on the history of housing segregation was cited in the U.S. Supreme Court Fair Housing ruling of June 2015.
Professor Susan Wolf was recognized for leading research on genomics that will guide major funders of biomedical research in the U.K.
In consultation with representatives of Sudan and South Sudan, Professor Morrison and three other international experts prepared much of a draft constitutional framework that led to the independence of South Sudan.
Professor Daniel Schwarcz testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee at a hearing on insurance capital rules and national financial stability.
Professor Prentiss Cox (’90) co-authored a study evaluating enforcement of consumer protection laws, which was discussed in testimony before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.
Professor Richard Frase spoke to the United States Sentencing Commission in the fall of 2015, providing a general overview of experience under state guidelines.
Professor Heidi Kitrosser's book, Reclaiming Accountability (2015), received Choice's top rating calling it a "must read by anyone interested in presidential power, secrecy and law."
Professor Ruth Okediji served as chief negotiator for Nigeria, in which she also advocated the African Group position as a technical expert, during the Diplomatic Conference to Conclude a Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities, in Marrakesh, Morocco, in June 2013.
Professor William McGeveran testified against the PRINCE bill at a hearing of the Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee.
Professor Francis X. Shen testified before the Minnesota House Health and Human Services Committee in support of a bill regarding youth sports concussions.
Experts in Their Field
Recent examples of our faculty’s expert testimony before Congress and state legislatures:
- Consumer protection, Professor Prentiss Cox (’90)
- Video Privacy Protection Act, Professor William McGeveran
- First-tier suburbs, Professor Myron Orfield Jr.
- Dodd-Frank oversight and government reform, Professor Richard Painter
- Insurance reform and Consumer Protection Act, Professor Daniel Schwarcz
- Bioethics and genomics, Professor Susan Wolf
- Juvenile homicide sentencing guidelines, Professor Perry Moriearty