The University of Minnesota Law School proudly hosts a variety of events open to the local legal community and to the public. Please note that many events are online at the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event format is listed on each corresponding event page below.

Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization, Disability Justice and Prison Abolition

October 21, 2021, 3:30 pm, online

In this roundtable virtual event, leading disability justice and abolitionist scholar Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe will discuss her new book, Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition (2020), and the importance of centering disability justice in coalition-building and imagining a world beyond policing, criminalization, and incarceration. What are the disability justice frameworks for abolition? How do these frameworks help us to critically assess existing institutions and practices and effect transformative change? Dr.

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Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic - FREE Limited Representation Legal Advice Clinics

October 27, 2021, 5:45 pm - November 17, 2021, 5:45 pm, online

Great idea, but don’t know the best way to protect it? Startup company ready for the legal kickstart it always needed? Or maybe you’re already successfully building your dream company, and need advice about how to grow without losing what you’ve already got? The University of Minnesota’s Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic cordially invites you to participate in our free legal advice clinics. You bring your questions to our students. They give you quick answers, on the spot. It’s that simple.*
Come once, or visit multiple times. We’re not picky. We’ll be there.

Coffee with Human Rights Center Faculty, Professor Jennie Green

November 5, 2021, 12:15 to 1:15 pm, online

The Human Rights Center invites you for a conversation over coffee with faculty member Professor Jennie Green. Students will gather virtually to hear from Professor Green on her work at the University of MN Law School, the Human Rights Center, as well as her expertise in international human rights law, litigation in U.S. courts and international legal systems, and business and human rights. Attendees are welcome to ask questions and interact, or just listen in.

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