Mondale Hall at sunset


Minnesota Law Partners with Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid for Community Fellowships

The Community Legal Fellows Initiative, funded by The Minneapolis Foundation, provides much-needed legal support for low-income persons in North Minneapolis and the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. Through a community partnership model with a civil legal aid organization and community health clinics, the initiative supports Minnesota Law graduates working with Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid to expand service capacity to clients in need while simultaneously training new public service lawyers in Minnesota.

Joe Hamaker, 3L, Adam Johnson ’21, and Gabrielle Maginn, 3L

In Minnesota Law’s Newest Clinic, Students Seek Clemency for Clients with Excessive Sentences

Seven years ago, professor JaneAnne Murray was tapped for the steering committee of Clemency Project 2014 (CP2014), a national effort by lawyers and advocates to provide legal assistance for people given excessively harsh prison sentences seeking clemency from President Barack Obama. She thought that to make this work meaningful, she should take on a few clemency cases with her students.

Appearing with Professor JaneAnne Murray (center, front), are (left to right): Alayna O’Bryan, 2L, Alex Feltes, 2L, Lanie Krause, 2L, Hannah Schacherl, 3L, Kendra Saathoff, 2L, Emanuel Williams, 2L, and student director Emily Doyle, 2L.

Medtronic Funds Scholarships Named for Pioneering Judges Pamela Alexander '77 and Michael Davis '72

Thanks to a generous gift from Medtronic, Minnesota Law has created two new scholarships named after trailblazing alumni. The Judge Pamela G. Alexander ’77 Scholarship and Judge Michael J. Davis ’72 Scholarship were established to support law students who show a commitment to social justice and exhibit outstanding potential for legal work as civil rights or public interest attorneys.

Judge Pamela Alexander '77 and Senior Judge Michael Davis '72

Meet the Incoming Law Council Leaders: Katherine Chen, 2L, and Victor Jimenez, 1L

Katherine Chen, 2L, and Victor Jimenez, 1L, will serve as Law Council the 2021-22 Law Council president and vice president, respectively. The students ran on a platform of improving the student experience and deepening support and communication for students who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).

Read about these two leaders and their plans for their administration in an online exclusive in Minnesota Law magazine.

Katherine Chen, 2L, and Victor Jimenez, 1L

Law School Mourns Passing of Former Vice President Walter Mondale ‘56  

Walter F. Mondale ‘56, former vice president of the United States and 1984 Democratic nominee for president, has died at 93.

“We are heartbroken by the news of Vice President Mondale’s death,” said Garry W. Jenkins, Dean and William S. Pattee Professor of Law. “As a politician, public servant, diplomat, and lawyer, Walter Mondale exemplified the values of leadership and service that we seek to foster at Minnesota Law. In addition, he led with a remarkable degree of warmth and humility that always put his fellow citizens and the common good first.”

Walter F. Mondale