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Professor Michele B. Goodwin Delivers Minnesota Law’s 9th Annual MLK Convocation

At the end of February, Minnesota Law welcomed Professor Michele B. Goodwin to deliver the 9th Annual MLK Convocation in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While Dr. King is well known for his advocacy concerning racial acceptance and equality, Goodwin and Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ra’Shya Ghee ’13 reminded audience members of King’s often forgotten legacy of promoting reproductive justice during the MLK Convocation entitled, “Dr.

Professor Michele B. Goodwin and Assistant Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Ra'Shya Ghee '13

Jadyn Lovelady ’26 Named First Recipient of the Jones Day Diversity Fellowship

Fascinated with human psychology and the law, incoming 1L Jadyn Lovelady ’26 planned to pursue a career as a forensic psychologist. She thoroughly enjoyed her work counseling youth in the juvenile justice system. But even as she was building trust with clients and helping them get on a better path in life, she realized she could make a bigger impact as a lawyer. 

Jadyn Lovelady

Meet Interim Dean William McGeveran

William McGeveran, Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett Professor of Law, stepped into the role of interim dean of the Law School on July 1. To this critical role, Dean McGeveran brings 17 years of experience as a faculty member, four years as associate dean of academic affairs, and deep enthusiasm for the Minnesota Law community.

Dean McGeveran Seated

Alumni News: The Honorable Natalie Hudson '82 Appointed Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court

Minnesota Law alum the Honorable Natalie Hudson '82 has been appointed chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court by Governor Tim Walz. Hudson will be the first chief justice of color and the first Democratic-appointed judicial branch leader in 25 years.

Governor Walz told Minnesota Public Radio, “I know that she will use her decades of judicial experience and deep understanding of our justice system to lead the Judicial Branch with a steady hand and strong conviction.”

Natalie E. Hudson (’82)

Prof. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin Holds Press Conference in Geneva To Report on Her Recent Visit to Syria

In her role as U.N. Special Rapporteur on the protection of rights while countering terrorism, Prof. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin held a press conference on Friday in Geneva, Switzerland, to report on her end-of-mandate visit to Syria where she called attention to the lingering “mass arbitrary detention” in Syria's infamous al-Hol camp and others like it that she saw during her trip to the region last week—a visit that was billed as the first visit of its kind by an independent human rights expert.

Fionnuala NiAolain at UN

Dean Jenkins Joins Big Ten Law Deans in Joint Statement in Affirmation of Support of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Law School and Higher Education

Dean Garry Jenkins joined fourteen other Big Ten law deans in a joint statement published on the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law website to affirm Big 10 law schools' shared values and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion regardless of the outcome of the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College.

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