Ways to engage

Ways to Engage

Ways to Engage

Attend one of Minnesota Law’s many lectures and events that cover topics ranging from the law and race, sexuality, and gender, to cultural and ethnic experiences, criminal justice, human rights, and more. For example, Minnesota Law’s annual MLK Convocation—held every January—honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

University of Minnesota students, faculty, staff and the general public are invited to the Annual MLK Convocation every year.

The 2020 MLK Convocation (watch video above), “Shared Stakes Across Neighborly Divides,’” featured Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page ’78. Dean Garry Jenkins delivered opening remarks for this discussion and Navin Ramalingam, 2L, conducted a conversation and Q&A with Justice Page.

You may explore Dr. King’s speeches and writings on justice by visiting The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University.

Sign Up for Minnesota Law’s Annual Raise the Bar Day of Service

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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Law Council, the Minnesota Justice Foundation, and the Dean of Students and Office of Student Affairs invite students, staff, and faculty to participate in the Annual Raise the Bar Day of Service each January.

Join Minnesota Law’s Diversity Book Club

Little Fires Everywhere, By Celeste Ng
The Law School Diversity Committee and the Student Programs Office host a diversity-themed book club each semester during the academic year. Book club discussions are moderated by community partners, including judges, practitioners, and friends of Minnesota Law.

Announcements about book selections are sent to students, staff, and faculty, along with a sign up form for the book discussion.

Questions? Contact Nubia Esparza, senior coordinator of diversity & student programs, at lawdiv@umn.edu.



Join a Student Group or Organization

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A rich variety of student activities, organizations, and leadership opportunities enhance the classroom experience.

The student-elected Law Council advocates for student interests and sponsors a range of programs, including approximately 35+ active student groups, fostering a true “marketplace of ideas” within and beyond Mondale Hall. Sit in on a debate on timely legal topics, sponsored collaboratively by student groups, or let off steam (or challenge your toughest professor!) in the Chess Club, on the basketball court, or on hockey rink. Support public interest at the Minnesota Justice Foundation’s annual talent show, or make use of your latent theatrical talents in the Theatre of the Relatively Talentless annual spring musical, written, produced, and performed by law students.

Whatever your personal or legal interests, you’ll find a match at Minnesota Law.

View all student organizations and get connected today.

Connect with Minnesota Law on Social Media

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Read student stories, see pictures of Law School events, and get involved with Minnesota Law students and faculty. Our YouTube channel features lectures from special guests and interviews with faculty and students.

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