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Professor’s research inspires community, leading to historical designation

The former home of Arthur and Edith Lee was added to the National Register of Historic Places in July, after research confirmed that the modest clapboard house marked a turning point for the civil rights movement in Minneapolis. William Mitchell’s Professor Ann Juergens published the initial research over a decade ago, revealing that the African-American family endured intimidation and threatening mobs to demonstrate “their right to establish a home.” Continue reading

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Journal issue explores impacts of light rail project through eyes of recent Mitchell grads

Light rail is top-of-mind for locals in the Twin Cities metro area, where two lines of metro transit are in operation and the Metropolitan Council is working on plans to extend them. But there’s more to light rail transit projects than just waiting at the station.

As students In William Mitchell’s Community Development Clinic learned first-hand, years of planning and development go into every light rail transit project.

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Judge Mark S. Wernick and his wife Nancy Entwistle make leadership gifts to support public service careers at two local law schools

Recently retired Hennepin County District Court Judge Mark Wernick and his wife Nancy Entwistle have made leadership gifts to establish the Judge Mark S. Wernick and Nancy Entwistle Public Interest Scholars Assistance programs at the University of Minnesota Law School and William Mitchell College of Law. Continue reading