Monthly Archives: February 2009

Morning CLE Torts in the Courts analyzes significant Minnesota cases

William Mitchell Professors Michael Steenson and J. David Prince will analyze the most significant Minnesota cases from the past year in the Morning CLE Series: Torts in the Courts, Friday, March 20 at 7:30-9 a.m., Room 319. This CLE covers Minnesota Supreme Court, Minnesota Court of Appeals, and federal decisions applying Minnesota law. Steenson holds the …

Pitch and Yaw exhibit features drawings and paintings by Mitchell students Buttleman and Wright

Nathan Buttleman and Corinne Wright have come full circle to their art exhibit at William Mitchell. The third-year law students are showing their avionic-themed drawings and paintings in “Pitch and Yaw” through April at William Mitchell. Pitch is the up and down movement of an airplane out from its center, while yaw is the side to …

Mitchell faculty in the news through Feb. 27, 2009

Following is a summary of William Mitchell faculty and programs featured in the media through Feb. 27. Professor Raleigh Levine has been providing expert commentary on Minnesota’s continuing U.S. Senate recount trial. Levine commented on the recount process in a Feb. 27MinnPost.com news article. “It’s sort of like the proverbial sausagefactory,” she said.”You don’t really want to …

Six Mitchell alumni named ‘Attorneys of the Year’ and alumna honored for outstanding service

Six William Mitchell alumni recently were named Attorneys of the Year in recognition of their outstanding professional accomplishments by Minnesota Lawyer, a Minnesota legal industry publication. The publication also honored an alumna for her outstanding service to the profession. Attorney of the Year awards are given to attorneys who distinguished themselves in 2008 with their exemplary …

Alum launches successful scholarship drive to honor Professor Eileen Roberts

Over the past 20 years, William Mitchell Professor Eileen Roberts, herself a 1980 William Mitchell alumna, has helped thousands of alumni become successful attorneys. Last year, one of those successful alumni, Steve Mayeron ’98, an attorney and shareholder at Leonard, Street and Deinard, decided that he wanted to thank Roberts for everything she has given to …

Two national experts on Indian Law join Mitchell faculty

William Mitchell College of Law welcomes Colette Routel, a nationally recognized practitioner of Federal Indian Law, and Sarah Deer, co-author of two textbooks on tribal legal studies, to its faculty. Routel will join the faculty in July as an assistant professor teaching federal Indian law, property law, and natural resources law. Currently, she is a …

Two William Mitchell students and alumna receive 2009 federal court clerkships

Two William Mitchell students and a 2008 alumna currently serving as Minnesota Supreme Court clerk have received 2009 federal clerkships. Congratulations to Shubha Harris, 4L, who will clerk for Judge Ann Montgomery, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; Brian Carter-Stiglitz, 3L, who will clerk for Judge Robert Hardy Cleland, U.S. District Court. Eastern District of …

William Mitchell student receives American Bar Association award

A William Mitchell student has received the 7th Annual Law Student Writing Competition Award from the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Health Law. Lauren Nuffort, a third-year, part-time student, received the award for her paper on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, which prohibits discrimination in health insurance and employment based on a …

National civil rights advocate Theodore Shaw examines NAACP at 100 at Black History Program

Theodore M. Shaw, one of the nation’s leading civil rights litigators, will examine “NAACP at 100: Celebrating the Past, Looking Forward to the Future” at William Mitchell’s Black History program Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 7 pm in the Auditorium. In honor of the NAACP’s 100th anniversary this year, Shaw, former director-general counsel and president of …