Mondale Hall at sunset


U.N. Experts Make Historic Visit to Minnesota

Amanda Lyons '09, executive director of the Human Rights Center, and Elina Castillo-Jiménez, Human Rights Center Weissbrodt Fellow, recently spoke to us about how they collaborated with University and community partners to invite the United Nations to Minneapolis. 

An Image of a mural dedicated to George Floyd

How Scholarship Support Allows Passion To Flourish: Earl Lin, 2L

Growing up, Earl Lin, 2L always felt driven to serve the public and work towards a more equitable society. With this drive, Lin worked as a paralegal in Washington, D.C. for six years after graduating from college, where he had the opportunity to be involved in several meaningful cases, many of which involved issues of police accountability. Lin found this work to be immensely rewarding, especially as he learned more about the issue of qualified immunity.

Earl Lin, 2L

Minnesota Law Celebrates Its 135th Commencement

The University of Minnesota Law School celebrated its 135th commencement on Saturday, May 13 at Northrop Auditorium.

More than 1,500 students, loved ones, faculty, and staff joined the graduating Class of 2023 on Saturday morning to cheer on the 205 J.D. candidates, 25 LL.M. candidates, and seven Masters of Patent Law candidates, who crossed the stage and were awarded their degrees.

Minnesota Law Graduates Tossing Their Graduations Caps Into The Air In Celebration

Former Minnesota Law Dean David Wippman to Retire from Presidency at Hamilton College

Former University of Minnesota Law School Dean David Wippman has announced his plans to retire from his presidency at Hamilton College in June of 2024. Wippman, who will have served eight years as president of Hamilton by the time he retires, was dean of the University of Minnesota Law School from 2008 until joining Hamilton in 2016. Before joining Minnesota Law, he was a professor and associate dean at Cornell Law School and served as vice provost for international relations at Cornell University.

Minnesota Law Celebrates The Class of 2023

Congratulations to the University of Minnesota Law School Class of 2023!

We are so thrilled to celebrate the Class of 2023 on Saturday, May 13 at Northrop Auditorium. The 135th commencement exercises for the Class of 2023 J.D., LL.M., and Masters in Patent Law graduates begin at 9am. The Honorable Keith Ellison '90, Minnesota Attorney General, will deliver the keynote address. 

We can't wait to see you there!

Law school graduates clapping during their commencement ceremony