The Law School held its 134th commencement on Saturday, May 14 at Northrop auditorium, the first time the ceremony has returned to its traditional venue as an in-person event in three years.
The 2021 and 2020 commencements were held as virtual and live-stream events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Steve Meili has been elevated to rank of full professor and faculty research librarian Scott Dewey has received promotion and continuous appointment as associate librarian.
The two academic promotions, newly approved by the Board of Regents, are effective in August.
Julia Potach, 3L, and Hillary Richard ’21 were recently named Equal Justice Works fellows.
Equal Justice Works fellows, in collaboration with a legal services organization, work on a project to address the unmet legal needs of the community they will serve.
Retirement has hardly slowed Clinical Professor of Law Emeritus Brad Clary ’75. Two years after retiring, Clary continues teaching at the Law School and, at age 71, recently earned his first-degree black belt in Taekwondo.
The Minnesota State Bar Association has named Zoe Psiakis, 3L, as the 2022 recipient of the Bernard P. Becker Student Volunteer Award.
The award is presented to a law student who has demonstrated a commitment to the provision of legal services to low-income persons.
Vice President Walter F. Mondale '56 was remembered today at a memorial service held at Northrop.
Mondale passed away on April 19, 2021, but the public memorial was delayed until now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the two-hour service, many prominent speakers reflected on Mondale's life and legacy, including President Joseph R. Biden, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, Governor Tim Walz, University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel, and Mondale's sons, Ted and William.
Katherine Chen, 3L, is a 2022 recipient of the President’s Student Leadership Award.
The award recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding student leaders at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. It is presented to students for their exceptional leadership and service to the University of Minnesota and the surrounding community.
Professor Alexandra Klass has been appointed to serve as Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, Regulation, and Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Professor Mitch Zamoff was recently named Minnesota Law’s inaugural assistant dean of experiential education. He will start in this new role this summer.