Annual Fund Chair

Joel Sedgeman ’10 & Noreen Johnson Sedgeman ’09, 2021-2022 Annual Fund Co-Chairs

A message from 2021-2022 Annual Fund Co-Chairs
Noreen Johnson Sedgeman ’09 & Joel Sedgeman ’10

Dear friends:

The past year and a half has been a period of unprecedented challenges. Almost overnight, we pivoted to working remotely, navigating client meetings and court proceedings on Zoom, balancing heavy workloads with sudden childcare closures and, more recently, adapting once again to going back to the office, or some hybrid version thereof. It feels like the world around us has been changing faster than ever before. In the midst of all this uncertainty, we recognize the value of our University of Minnesota Law School education in providing us the tools to face these challenges with confidence.

When we look back on our time at Minnesota Law, we are grateful for the professors who pushed us to think critically about legal problems, for the law journal work that required us to learn the discipline of articulating cogent arguments in a new style of writing, and for the classmates that became close friends and who we have stayed in touch with long after graduation. These experiences and this education not only taught us to “think like a lawyer,” it also taught us to be creative and resilient in the face of challenges. Never have these skills been more valuable than they are today. 

Now is the time for all of us to make sure that the next generation of lawyers are getting that same training. We can ensure that our cities, our states, and our country have creative and resilient leaders well prepared to step into all the critical positions that Minnesota Law alumni occupy within our communities. Your support today ensures that even more students have the opportunity to receive the same cutting edge legal education we received at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Like its alumni, our law school is resilient and is stronger than ever. We are happy to report that this year’s incoming 1L class is one of its most diverse and accomplished classes in history with 231 incoming students boasting exceptional accomplishments, academic credentials, and the potential to change our world. We ask you to join us in investing in the future of our alma mater by making a meaningful gift to Minnesota Law this year. Making a donation is quick and easy, and the impact on our law students continues for years.

For Minnesota,

Noreen Johnson Sedgeman ’09 & Joel Sedgeman ’10
2021-2022 Annual Fund Co-Chairs

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