Monthly Archives: March 2009

Legal Consortium files amicus brief in first impression tobacco-free pharmacy case

William Mitchell’s Tobacco Control Legal Consortium and its California affiliate, the Tobacco Assistance Legal Center, filed an amicus brief at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on March 24 defending San Francisco’s pioneering ban on pharmacy sales of tobacco products against a First Amendment challenge by Philip Morris. This will be the first appellate decision …

Mitchell team finishes second at Minnesota IP Law Association Cup Competition

Congratulations to William Mitchell students Ryan Smith and Ryan Kobs on their second-place finish at the Second Annual Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) Cup Competition at the University of Minnesota March 15. Mitchell students captured second place in last year’s competition as well. This competition, sponsored by MIPLA, brings together the four local law schools …

Mitchell faculty in the news, through March 27

Following is a summary of Mitchell faculty and program featured in the media through March 27. Professor A. John Radsan was quoted in the March 25 Los Angeles Times about the appointment of Harold Hongju Koh, dean at the Yale Law School, as State Department legal advisor. Radsan, who was assistant CIA general counsel from 2002 …

Local and national experts gather at William Mitchell

Due to an excellent response, registration for this conference is now closed.  Please call 651-290-6370 if you have questions. On Friday, April 24, a group of local and national experts will gather at William Mitchell to explore the problem of childhood sexual abuse, discuss institutional responses, and examine the role of the law in dealing with …

Clinic students help organizations plan for new Central Corridor LRT

William Mitchell students are sharpening their legal skills while helping community organizations prepare for the new Central Corridor light rail transit line along University Avenue. Students in William Mitchell’s Community Development Clinic and volunteering through the Minnesota Justice Foundation, along with program director and Resident Adjunct Professor Diane Dube ’82, are addressing legal issues arising from …

Eight Mitchell alumni selected as 2009 Up & Coming Attorneys honorees

Eight William Mitchell alumni are among the 25 attorneys recognized by Minnesota Lawyer for their leadership, professional accomplishment, and service to the legal community during their first 10 years of practice. Minnesota Lawyer will present the 2009 Up & Coming Attorney awards at a luncheon May 7.The William Mitchell graduates who were named 2009 Up …

Professor John Sonsteng teaching at Bahçesehir University in Turkey

William Mitchell Professor John Sonsteng, an international expert in legal education will join scholars from Turkey, Germany, Brazil, and the United States to teach courses on international law and participate in a symposium on combating terrorism at Bahçesehir University in Istanbul, Turkey, March 16-20. Sonsteng will teach a course on criminal investigation, trial advocacy for Turkish …

Mitchell students capture third-place finish in national civil rights moot court competition

William Mitchell students placed third overall in the William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition at the University of Minnesota March 5-7. The team won all seven oral arguments from the preliminaries through the third-place round and missed the finals by the slimmest of margins. William Mitchell students Abby Fitzpatrick, Karen Hazel, and …