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Faculty in the News (July-Aug. 2010)

Faculty in the news Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mitchell professor, students honored for their integrity, compassion, and courage

Mitchell Professor John Sonsteng and students Sarah Soucie ’3L and Jason Eyberg ’3L were recently honored by Phi Alpha Delta at its annual meeting. Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010

Professor Deer to join President Obama at bill signing ceremony

William Mitchell Professor Sarah Deer will join President Obama at a Bill Signing Ceremony for The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 on Thursday, July 29 at the White House. Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Professor Erlinder in international spotlight discussing Al-Arian case

William Mitchell Professor Peter Erlinder has received national and international media attention for his defense of Sami Al-Arian, a former computer science professor at the University of Florida. He has talked about the case with Democracy Now, the New York Sun, and ABC News 7 in Virginia, has been quoted by Aljazeera, and appeared in a news conference photo in the National Law Journal. Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2007

Minnesota civil juries get new instruction guides authored by Professors Steenson and Knapp

Minnesota juries in civil cases follow guidelines written by two William Mitchell professors, Michael Steenson and Peter Knapp. Their latest volume of Minnesota Practice Series’ Jury Instruction Guides – Civil: Volume 5 was published by Thomson-West.
The Guides clarify opinions and statutes, which are not written to instruct juries. The authors capture and distill the law so jurors can understand and apply it during civil proceedings, assuring the law is followed faithfully. “We examine every word to determine whether a substitute would be easier for the juror to understand,” said Steenson. Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2007

Professor Roger S. Haydock revs up for more legal work during leave

Professor Roger S. Haydock’s plans for his leave include ADR, pro bono work, writing, and perhaps a biker rally. Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2007

International Patent Law Expert Jay Erstling Joins Faculty

Jay Erstling, Director of the Patent Cooperation Treaty and Advisor to the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, will join the William Mitchell faculty in fall 2007. Erstling will teach in the law school´s intellectual property program, which has17 courses, three full-time nationally recognized faculty, and adjuncts from the top intellectual property firms in the Twin Cities. Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Professor Scallen instrumental in settling GLBT/Pride v. Star Tribune Company

Named among the “Lawsuits of the Year” by Minnesota Law & Politics, the hot civil rights dispute between GLBT Pride/Twin Cities and the Star Tribune was recently settled. The amicable resolution owed much to the lawyering skills of Eileen Scallen, professor of law at William Mitchell. Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Carolyn Grose joins William Mitchell faculty

Carolyn Grose, a professor specializing in family law, legal ethics, and clinical pedagogy, has joined the William Mitchell faculty. She was previously Practitioner in Residence for the Women and Law Clinic, at American University’s Washington College of Law. Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2007

New from Thomson West Publishing, Products Liability Law

By Michael K. Steenson, Professor of Law at William Mitchell; J. David Prince, Professor of Law at William Mitchell; Sarah L. Brew, Attorney, Greene Espel Posted: Friday, December 22, 2006

Published by Cornell University Press Failure to Protect by Eric Janus

In his new book, Vice Dean and Professor Eric S. Janus exposes the broad threat to civil liberties inherent in today’s aggressive “sexual predator” legislation. Posted: Monday, November 20, 2006