Tag Archives: Public Service

Teresa-Stanek-Rea

USPTO Acting Director to Speak at Mitchell

Patterson Thuente IP and William Mitchell College of Law will host Teresa Stanek Rea, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting Director of the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), at the 4th Annual Patterson Thuente IP Lecture from 4:30 to 5:30 pm on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at William Mitchell …

Mitchell students offer free assistance with advance health care directives

If something unexpected happens and you can’t communicate your health care wishes, how will your loved ones know what to do? A completed advance health care directive can help ensure there will be no questions about what you want, and William Mitchell students and alumni are offering free assistance with legally documenting your wishes during National …

Energy & the Environment

Conference explores fracking, global warming, and the domestic natural gas boom

From fracking to global warming, the domestic natural gas boom is reshaping the policy landscape. On Friday, April 12, a group of experts will gather at William Mitchell for a free, public conference to discuss how regulators, industry representatives, and activists view the future of inexpensive natural gas and its environmental impacts at the local, state, national, …

Public Health Law Center puts students on front lines of improving country’s health

Mitchell students who are looking for a career that combines law and public health have a nationally-recognized resource right on their campus. The Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of Law focuses on encouraging healthier lives, by working to reduce the harm caused by tobacco use, prevent childhood obesity, support healthy eating, and …

“Failure to Protect: Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse,”

Conference looks at how institutions respond to child abuse

With the problem of child abuse becoming more open and less of a stigma every day, the way large public and private institutions deal with it is under increasing scrutiny. Leading experts in preventing and responding to child abuse will examine institutional responses to the problem in a day-long conference from 8:30 am to 5 …

63 Criminal Code Event

Symposium explores past, future of Minnesota Criminal Code

Fifty years ago, the Minnesota Legislature enacted the Minnesota Criminal Code. The 1963 Code was the culmination of a major legislative reform effort spearheaded by an appointed advisory committee of experts. The committee, led by former William Mitchell Professor Maynard Pirsig, spent years looking at every aspect of the criminal law and making recommendations for changes, which …

Martin Luther King Jr.

Honor Dr. King’s legacy by helping the community

William Mitchell College of Law will once again devote a week in January to building community while serving the community. Mitchell’s Second MLK Week of Service, Jan. 21–31, will include a variety of volunteer opportunities for students, staff, faculty, alumni and their families, and community members. Continue reading →

Dedication of a new clinic in Chiro K'asa

Students get experience, a non-profit gets legal help, and Bolivians get badly needed supplies

This semester 11 Mitchell students are doing work that will have an impact five thousand miles away. They’re part of Professor Chris Ver Ploeg’s seminar, “Advising the International and Humanitarian NGO,” in which they gain experience serving as legal advisers to a major international non-profit organization. Continue reading →

Marshall Brennan High School students

High school students take on free speech in Marshall-Brennan moot court at William Mitchell, set sights on D.C.

The problem: A high school student is suspended for posting a message critical of the principal on the school’s on-line message board. The solution? That’s up to the two dozen high school students taking part in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project Moot Court Competition held this fall at William Mitchell. Continue reading →