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.

Maynard Pirsig Moot Court Honors Competition

March 28, 2023, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm

You are cordially invited to observe the final roudn of the Maynard Pirsig Moot Court Honors Competition on Tuesday, March 28th in Courtroom 170 at 11 AM. The final argument will be held at the Law School with three members of the Minnesota Supreme Court presiding. Following the argument is our annual reception where we will honor all instructors and nominees.

Law Clinics Fair

March 29, 2023, 12:15 to 1:15 pm

The Law Clinics Fair is an opportunity for students to receive the latest information on 2023-24 Law Clinic opportunities and to speak informally with Law Clinic students, professors, and staff.

Horizontal Federalism and Contemporary Constitutional Controversies

April 6, 2023, 4:00 to 6:00 pm

The Constitution authorizes each of the fifty states to wield identical powers. This coequality can generate interstate friction when a state’s conduct has consequences that transcend its borders. One state’s decision to pursue its interests can frustrate the interests of other states, burden nonresidents, and undermine national harmony. In theory, state borders might seem capable of restricting each state’s actions to its own territory. But in reality, borders are porous in ways that constitutional law has been ill-equipped to handle.

1 standard CLE credit has been requested. Pending event code: #483038
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Generative AI and the Law: Ethical and other Implications

April 10, 2023, 12:00 to 1:00 pm, online

Generative AI technologies like ChatGPT have been the topic of quite a lot of recent commentary, including a white paper published by Minnesota Law professors on the implications for education and the use of these technologies in academic work. The Academic Engagement Committee of the Board of Advisors invites you to join us as Prof. Oren Gross moderates a lively discussion with panelists Prof. Jon Choi, Steven Hellend '96, and Hon. John R. Tunheim '80 as they explore AI in academics and the practice of Law.

1 Ethics CLE credit requested (#483922)

Virtual CLE: Working as an In-House Corporate Counsel: Global Perspectives and Insight

April 12, 2023, 7:00 to 8:00 am, online

Working as an in-house corporate lawyer requires a specific skill set to succeed that goes beyond legal knowledge or expertise. In fact, it can be said that excelling in-house requires more than being an excellent lawyer – a broad business knowledge and the ability to hone non-traditional legal skills are now indispensable to success in these roles. Drawing from their own personal experience, panelists from across the globe will share the challenges, benefits, and the unique skills essential to thrive in corporate law.

1 Standard CLE Credit has been requested

Minnesota Law Human Rights Center Day

April 13, 2023, 12:15 to 6:30 pm

Minnesota Law’s Human Rights Center invites you to a series of special events at Mondale Hall  to reflect on the impact and legacy of Minnesota Law’s long commitment to human rights, explore some of the most pressing and rapidly evolving areas of human rights law and practice today, and remembering the legacy of Prof. David Weissbrodt, founding Director of the Human Rights Center. In particular, we will reflect on Prof.

3.5 CLE Credits have been requested

2023 Dean's Graduation Reception

May 12, 2023, 3:00 to 5:00 pm

On Friday, May 12, Dean Garry W. Jenkins invites the University of Minnesota Law School Class of 2023 and their guests to a graduation reception on the Plaza level of Mondale Hall from 
3 to 5 pm (CT). 

Graduates will receive an email invitation in April to RSVP and register for their guests. Minnesota Law faculty and staff will also be invited. 

Commencement 2023 

May 13, 2023, 9:00 to 11:00 am

The University of Minnesota Law School invites the Class of 2023 and their guests to our 135th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 13, 2023. 

The ceremony begins promptly at 9 am (central time) and lasts approximately 2 hours. A reception will be held at Walter F. Mondale Hall the evening before from 3 to 5 pm. 

Students should plan to arrive at Northrop by 7:30 am. Tickets are not necessary and there is no guest limit for graduates. The doors will open to the public at 8 am.

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