Monthly Archives: September 2009

William Mitchell to Host Conference on ‘The Future of Entertainment Distribution’

Business professionals and lawyers interested in intellectual property are invited to “The Future of Entertainment Distribution,” a free conference hosted by William Mitchell College of Law from 1 to 5:30 pm Friday, Oct. 23. Sponsors are William Mitchell College of Law and the GRAMMY® Foundation Law Initiative. With new technologies radically altering how consumers receive content …

Get the latest in Internet-based legal research, plus really cool stuff at October CLE

Explore the best of the web for attorneys with William Mitchell Associate Dean for Information Resources and Professor Simon Canick at a Morning CLE Series, Thursday, Oct. 15, from 7:30 to 9 am in the Kelley Boardroom. The CLE also will be webcast. This CLE will examine the best search engines for legal research, specific advantages …

Mitchell faculty in the news, through Sept. 25

Following is a summary of William Mitchell faculty and programs recently featured in the media. Professor Donna Byrne’s presentation at the 2009 Consumer Issues Conference at the University of Wyoming was featured in an article in the Sept. 25 Laramie Boomerang. Byrne discussed national trends in legal issues affecting food. “We don’t really know how well …

William Mitchell and Saint Paul Schools launch partnership to increase constitutional literacy in high schools

William Mitchell students will help high school students bone up on the constitution through a new partnership with Saint Paul Public Schools. Mitchell is the first law school in Minnesota to participate in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. Named after the late U.S. Supreme Court Justices Thurgood Marshall and William Brennan, the Marshall-Brennan Project sends law …

September Morning CLE reviews U.S. Supreme Court decisions

William Mitchell Professors Michael Steenson and Michael Jordan will provide an overview of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions over the past term from 7:30 to 9 am, Thursday, Sept. 17, in Room 319. This Morning CLE Series focuses on opinions issued in the key areas of constitutional law, civil rights, and preemption. Professor Steenson holds the …

Mitchell faculty in the news, through Aug. 26

Professor Donna Byrne was quoted in an “MSN Health & Fitness” slide show, currently posted on the msn.com website: “Healthy Obedience: 10 Ways Government Dictates Our Lifestyles.” On the subject of Fast Food, Byrne explains that legal and political action against fast food dates back to 2002, the year a New York family filed a …

William Mitchell College of Law students, alumni to provide legal support at new pro se clinic

People representing themselves in court—called pro se litigants—will have access to legal support from William Mitchell College of Law students and alumni at a new Pro Se Clinic sponsored by the Minnesota Justice Foundation. The clinic opens Saturday, Sept. 12, and will run from 2 to 4 pm each Saturday through …