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.

Building Partnerships to Advance Ethical Research: Collaborators, Communities & Companies

February 28, 2024, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, online

As research teams become larger and more complex, forging effective partnerships to ensure the ethical conduct of research has become more challenging. Yet creating successful collaborations to ensure the responsible conduct of research is crucial at all stages of the research process. Researchers need to build a team that successfully integrates investigators, research staff, and trainees in the responsible conduct of research.

CLE credits can be requested with event registration.
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"Las Abogadas" Film Screening & Discussion

February 28, 2024, 5:30 to 8:00 pm

Join us for a screening of the film Las Abogadas, featuring four women attorneys who assisted asylum seekers at the southern border and the obstacles they faced.  UMN Law Alum, Charlene D'Cruz '94 is one of the women attorneys featured in the film.  Charlene will join a panel of immigration experts for a post-film discussion on U.S border policy towards migrants at the Southern Border.  

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9th Annual MLK Convocation in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 29, 2024, 12:15 to 1:15 pm

The University of Minnesota Law School is pleased to present our 9th Annual MLK Convocation in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Dr. King and the Long Arc Toward Reproductive Freedom and Justice,” with Professor Michele Bratcher Goodwin.  Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Ra’Shya Ghee ’13 will facilitate a discussion with Professor Goodwin focused on Dr.

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Complex Conflict, Women’s Rights, & the Promise of the Women, Peace & Security Agenda

March 12, 2024, 12:15 to 1:15 pm, online

This event will mark International Women’s Day by bringing together diverse legal, policy, and other practitioners, including local and international civil society, working to advance women’s rights globally and in Minnesota. The event will focus on the role of the women, peace and security agenda in addressing the broad terrain of complex conflict situations, including ‘new’ and long-standing conflict contexts.

1 standard CLE credit will be requested.
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James H. Binger Center 10th Anniversary Student Lunch

March 20, 2024, 12:15 pm

It was 10 years ago when a group of legal service providers, law firms, community organizations and Minnesota Law School Faculty came together to first envision the collaboration that has become the James H. Binger Center for New Americans. Over the past decade, the Center has flourished and become a leader in the immigrant and noncitizen rights movement.

A Package Deal: The Delicious Intersection of Food, Business, and Law

March 25, 2024, 12:15 to 1:15 pm

Minnesota is home to dozens of food companies large and small, as the headquarters for familiar Fortune 500 and private food and agriculture businesses. Along with the strong representation of established businesses comes a thriving startup market. These businesses need lawyers who know the industry. Minnesota Law's Corporate Institute has invited three outstanding lawyers practicing in the food law space to discuss their practices and the intersection of food, business, and law.

1.0 Standard (Requested), Pending CLE Code: #501516

Centering Care in International Law with Catherine O'Rourke

March 27, 2024, 12:15 to 1:15 pm

Care, as a practice and a value, is a central organizing concept in feminist theorization of the social world. Yet care remains underdeveloped as a theme of feminist work in international law. Rather, feminist work in international law has centrally focused on harm, its gendered specificities and inadequate legal capture. This paper contends that care would be a productive focus of feminist work in international law and, moreover, that the time is right for this shift in focus for several reasons.

1 Standard CLE Credit will be requested.
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The Rights of Nature vs. Human Rights?

April 11, 2024, 8:30 am

The Rights of Nature vs. Human Rights?

Struggles for environmental, racial, and gender justice in Colombia, Ecuador, and the U.S.

CLE credits will be requested.
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2024 National Immigration Law Professors Conference

May 29, 2024, 1:00 pm - May 31, 2024, 5:00 pm

The Binger Center for New Americans at the University of Minnesota Law School is pleased to host the 2024 National Immigration Law Professors Conference on May 29-31, 2024 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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