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Eric S. Janus

William Mitchell president and dean announces plan to return to teaching; search to begin for new law school leader

Eric S. Janus has announced that he will conclude his role as president and dean of William Mitchell College of Law in June 2015 to return to the Mitchell faculty. He will have served as president and dean for eight years, and as a member of the Mitchell faculty for more than 30 years. Continue reading

Patent Trolls

Patterson Thuente IP convenes roundtable forum on ‘patent trolls’

A Thoughtful Dissection of “The Good. The Bad. And the Ugly.”

On Thursday, April 24, William Mitchell College of Law and Patterson Thuente IP will host a rousing roundtable on the issue of patent trolls, convening top minds on the issue, including Senator Amy Klobuchar, Federal District Court Chief Judge Michael Davis, 3M Chief Patent Counsel Kevin Rhodes, and Senior Associate General Counsel Paul Savereide with the University of Minnesota. Continue reading


Mitchell student team garners Best Draft award as semi-finalists

Law students Jacob Steen and Maria Cisneros took their legal skills to the 5th Annual Transactional LawMeet in February, competing at regionals. They represented William Mitchell College of Law in competition against 84 teams from nearly 50 law schools. The team was dubbed one of two semi-finalists, and they garnered the Best Draft award in the Chicago Region. Continue reading