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The University of Minnesota Law School, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis , nicknamed "City of Lakes" and the "Mill City," is the county seat of Hennepin County, the largest city in the U.S. state of Minnesota, and the 48th largest in the United States...

, USA, is a professional school
Professional school
A professional school is a school type that prepares students for careers in specific fields.Examples of this type of school include:* Architecture school* Business school* Dental school* Education school* Journalism school* Law school* Library school...

 of the University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. It is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system and has the fourth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 52,557...

. The school offers a Juris Doctor
Juris Doctor
Juris Doctor is a professional doctorate and first professional graduate degree in law.The degree was first awarded by Harvard University in the United States in the late 19th century and was created as a modern version of the old European doctor of law degree Juris Doctor (see etymology and...

 (J.D.), Masters of Law
Master of Laws
The Master of Laws is an advanced academic degree, pursued by those holding a professional law degree, and is commonly abbreviated LL.M. from its Latin name, Legum Magister. The University of Oxford names its taught masters of laws B.C.L...

 (LL.M.) for Foreign Lawyers, and joint degrees with J.D./M.B.A., J.D./M.P.A, J.D./M.A., J.D./M.S., J.D./Ph.D., J.D./M.D., J.D./M.P.P., J.D./M.B.S., J.D./M.P., J.D./M.B.T., J.D./M.U.R.P., and J.D./M.P.H.

Founded in 1888, the Law School
Law school
A law school is an institution specializing in legal education.- Law degrees :- Canada :...

 is consistently ranked among the top 25 law schools in the nation, with the current rank of 20th in the U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is an American news magazine published from Washington, D.C. Along with Time and Newsweek it was for many years a leading news weekly, focusing more than its counterparts on political, economic, health and education stories...

"Best Law Schools" rankings and 18th in the U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is an American news magazine published from Washington, D.C. Along with Time and Newsweek it was for many years a leading news weekly, focusing more than its counterparts on political, economic, health and education stories...

"Law Firm Recruiters Rank Best Law Schools" rankings; tied with UCLA and USC. The school maintains its competitive rankings despite a small number of very large law firms in its region. According to one study, 18.1% of the Law School's 2006 graduates joined the United States' 250 largest law firms.

With 847 students, the Law School maintains a 10.9:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Admission into the Law School is highly competitive. Most classes are graded on a curve; classes with the smallest of enrollments are relieved of the curve. The five-year average bar exam passage rate is 96.91%. Tuition and fees for residents are $34,817. Non-residents pay $43,385.

The Law School offers one of the nation's largest and most distinguished programs of clinical education. There are 24 legal education clinics, offering students the opportunity to handle real legal cases under supervision of teaching attorneys. 50 percent of law students participate in at least one clinic program, which is twice the national average. In addition, over 95 percent of second year J.D students participate in either a moot court or legal journal.

The Law Library
Law library
A law library is a library designed to assist law students, attorneys, judges, and their law clerks and anyone else who finds it necessary to correctly determine the state of the law....

 is the 7th largest of its kind in the United States, with over 1,000,000 volumes, and is open to the law students 24 hours a day throughout the year. The chief librarian at the school is Joan S. Howland, who joined the Law School in 1992. Of particular note is The Riesenfeld Rare Books Research Center, which houses one of the top three collections of rare legal texts in the nation. For its millionth volume, the Law School acquired the papers of Clarence Darrow
Clarence Darrow
Clarence Seward Darrow was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks and defending John T...

.

The Law School's 10th Dean
Dean (education)
In academic administration, a dean is a person with significant authority over a specific academic unit, or over a specific area of concern, or both...

 is Professor David Wippman, former Vice Provost for International Relations and Professor of Law, Cornell University
Cornell University
Cornell University is an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, United States. It is a private land-grant university, receiving annual funding from the State of New York for certain educational missions...

.

In 1999-2001, the Law School initiated and completed an expansion of its facilities on the west bank of the University campus. This larger building was renamed Walter F. Mondale Hall in honor of one its most distinguished alumni, former Vice President Walter Mondale (Law Class of 1956).

Along with Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it is the oldest continually-operating law school in the United States and is home to the largest academic law library in the world. The school is routinely ranked by the U.S...

, University of Minnesota Law School founded the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, also known as CALI, is a 501 non-profit consortium of mostly US law schools that conducts applied research and development in the area of computer-mediated legal education...

 (CALI
Calì
Calì, also written in English as Cali, is an Italian surname, widespread mainly in the Ionian side of Sicily.For the surname Calì is assumed the origin of the Greek word kalos , or from its Sanskrit root kali, "time."The surname refers to:...

) in 1982. CALI
Calì
Calì, also written in English as Cali, is an Italian surname, widespread mainly in the Ionian side of Sicily.For the surname Calì is assumed the origin of the Greek word kalos , or from its Sanskrit root kali, "time."The surname refers to:...

 has grown to include the membership of nearly every law school in the US and the organization still has offices at University of Minnesota Law.

Study abroad programs


The Law School offers a number of study abroad opportunities and, in 2006 opened a summer study program for J.D. students in Beijing. The program was originally conducted with the China University of Political Science and Law
China University of Political Science and Law
China University of Political Science and Law is a university in Beijing, People's Republic of China. Its law school is considered one of the best in China. In 2009, The Ministry of Education ranked CUPL 2nd among top law schools in China. CUPL has two campuses, one in Haidian, which is the...

, and after two years it was changed to Renmin University
Renmin University of China Law School
Renmin University of China Law School, formerly Renmin University of China Department of Law, is the school of law under Renmin University of China. It was founded as the Department of Law in 1950 and renamed to Law School in 1988...

 (People’s University) in Beijing
Beijing
Beijing , also known as Peking , is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world, with a population of 19,612,368 as of 2010. The city is the country's political, cultural, and educational center, and home to the headquarters for most of China's...

.

The school also features semester exchange programs with ESADE Faculty of Law
ESADE
The Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas is a college associated with the Ramon Llull University located in Barcelona, Spain. ESADE is composed of three departments; the ESADE Business School, the ESADE Executive Language Center and the ESADE Law School...

 in Barcelona, Spain; University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden; Université Jean Moulin (Lyon III)
University of Lyon
The University of Lyon , located in Lyon and Saint Etienne, France, is a center for higher education and research comprising 16 institutions of higher education...

 in Lyon, France, Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany; University College Dublin
University College Dublin
University College Dublin ) - formally known as University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin is the Republic of Ireland's largest, and Ireland's second largest, university, with over 1,300 faculty and 17,000 students...

 in Dublin, Ireland, Tilburg University Faculty of Law
Universiteit van Tilburg
Tilburg University is an academic institution of higher education, specialising in the social sciences and law, located in Tilburg in the southern part of the Netherlands....

 in Tilburg, Netherlands; and Bucerius Law School
Bucerius Law School
Bucerius Law School is a small, non-state university affiliated private law school located in Hamburg, Germany. The school is the first private law school in Germany and is often ranked as the best law school in the country. It admits 100 bachelor students per year, who achieve very high results in...

 in Hamburg, Germany. In Fall 2006, the Law School announced a new exchange partnership with the Universidad de Montevideo
Universidad de Montevideo
The Universidad de Montevideo is a private university located in Montevideo, Uruguay. It opened in 1986, and obtained the right to be legally named a university in 1997.-Departments:It has seven departments:...

 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Publications


The school produces a number of scholarly journals. Those that are edited by students include Minnesota Law Review
Minnesota Law Review
The Minnesota Law Review is a law review published by students at University of Minnesota Law School. The journal is published six times a year in November, December, February, April, May, and June. It was established by Henry J. Fletcher and William Reynolds Vance in 1917. The Minnesota Law...

(the 14th most cited legal journal http://lawlib.wlu.edu/LJ/index.aspx), Law and Inequality
Law and Inequality
Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, or the Journal of Law & Inequality, is a journal of legal scholarship published by a student-run group at University of Minnesota Law School. The journal is published twice a year, summer and winter. The journal was founded in 1981 to examine...

(formerly the Journal of Law and Inequality), and Minnesota Journal of International Law (formerly the Minnesota Journal of Global Trade). Faculty edited journals include Constitutional Commentary, Crime and Justice, Minnesota Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, and Minnesota Journal of Law Science and Technology. 175 students participate on a journal each year. Students at the Law School also regularly publish the humorous newsletter and harbinger of Thursday night activities, The Bar Review Weekly .

Musical





An annual highlight for the Law School is when the student body puts on its own full-length musical: written, performed, directed and produced by the all-student Theatre of the Relatively Talentless
Theatre of the Relatively Talentless
The Theatre of the Relatively Talentless is a theatrical company that puts on musicals and other performances written, produced, directed and performed by students of the University of Minnesota Law School. T.O.R.T...

 (T.O.R.T.). Begun in 2002, the event draws over a thousand audience members each year and features cameos by distinguished alumni and other distinguished members of the Minnesota legal community. For the 2006 show, "West Bank Story" (a spoof on "West Side Story"), tickets sold out within three days. Previous shows include: "The Wizard of Fritz" (2003, a spoof on "the Wizard of Oz"); "Law Wars" (2004, a spoof on "Star Wars"); "Walter Wonka and the Lawyer Factory" (2005, a spoof on "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"); "Frankenlaw" (2007); "Robin Hood, Esq." (2008); "It's a Wonderful Law School" (2009, a spoof on "It's a Wonderful Life"); and "A Midsemester Night's Dream" (2010). Participants are known as the TORTfeasors.

Hockey


The Fighting Mondales hit the ice during the season in intramural play, club play and rivalry games. In the fall, the Fighting Mondales square off in an adult league against several opponents, including the law school hockey teams of the Hamline School of Law's Res Ipsa
Hamline University School of Law
Hamline University School of Law is a private law school affiliated with Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The School of Law was founded in 1972 as the Midwestern School of Law by a group of legal professionals. In 1976, it was absorbed by Hamline University as its own School of Law,...

, University of St. Thomas School of Law
University of St. Thomas School of Law
The University of St. Thomas School of Law is one of the professional graduate schools of the University of St. Thomas and is one of four law schools in the Twin Cities. It currently enrolls 457 students.-History:...

 and rival William Mitchell Fighting Eelpout
William Mitchell College of Law
William Mitchell College of Law, or WMCL, is a private, independent law school located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Accredited by the American Bar Association , it offers full and part-time legal education in pursuit of the Juris Doctor degree....

. In the spring, the Mondales participate in the University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. It is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system and has the fourth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 52,557...

 intramural season, playing their games at Mariucci Arena
Mariucci Arena
Mariucci Arena is the home arena for the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey team of the University of Minnesota. The arena is located on the Minneapolis campus and seats approximately 10,000 fans...

 on the U of M campus. The season concludes with the annual law school hockey tournament, where all four Twin Cities law school teams compete for the coveted Golden Gavel.

Notable alumni


The Law School currently has 11,776 living alumni in 50 states and 68 countries http://www.law.umn.edu/prospective/profile.html, including 275 serving as federal and state court judges nationwide http://www.law.umn.edu/prospective/welcome.html. Perhaps the most famous alumnus of the Law School is former Vice President of the United States
Vice President of the United States
The Vice President of the United States is the holder of a public office created by the United States Constitution. The Vice President, together with the President of the United States, is indirectly elected by the people, through the Electoral College, to a four-year term...

 and Ambassador to Japan Walter Mondale
Walter Mondale
Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale is an American Democratic Party politician, who served as the 42nd Vice President of the United States , under President Jimmy Carter, and as a United States Senator for Minnesota...

 ('56). The Law School's building was renamed Walter F. Mondale Hall in his honor in 2002. His legacy and continued participation in the life of the school recently earned him a most interesting honor from the school's student-run Law Council: the naming of the mascot of the Law School as the "Fighting Mondales."

Other prominent alumni of the school include:
  • Donald D. Alsop, federal judge
  • Ellen Anderson
    Ellen Anderson
    Ellen Anderson is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota Senate who represented District 66, which includes the northern portion of the city of Saint Paul, as well as the entire city of Falcon Heights in Ramsey County, which is in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. A Democrat,...

    , Minnesota State Senator
    Minnesota Senate
    The Minnesota Senate is the upper house in the Minnesota Legislature. There are 67 members, half as many as are in the Minnesota House of Representatives. In terms of membership, it is the largest upper house of any state legislature. Each Senate district in the state includes an A and B House...

  • G. Barry Anderson
    G. Barry Anderson
    Grant Barry Anderson is currently an Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, sworn into office on October 13, 2004...

    , Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court
    Minnesota Supreme Court
    The Minnesota Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Minnesota and consists of seven members. The court was first assembled as a three-judge panel in 1849 when Minnesota was still a territory. The first members were lawyers from outside of the region who were appointed by...

  • Paul H. Anderson
    Paul H. Anderson
    Paul H. Anderson is currently an Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, taking office on July 1, 1994. He previously served as Chief Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals from 1992-1994....

    , Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Russell A. Anderson
    Russell A. Anderson
    Russell A. Anderson is an attorney and former Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. He served as an Associate Justice of the court from September 1, 1998 until he was sworn in as Chief Justice on January 10, 2006. He retired from the Supreme Court on June 1, 2008, at age 66, and was...

    , former Chief Justice
    Chief Justice
    The Chief Justice in many countries is the name for the presiding member of a Supreme Court in Commonwealth or other countries with an Anglo-Saxon justice system based on English common law, such as the Supreme Court of Canada, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the Court of Final Appeal of...

     of the Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Wendell Anderson
    Wendell Anderson
    Wendell Richard "Wendy" Anderson is an American politician and was the 33rd Governor of Minnesota from January 4, 1971 to December 29, 1976. In late 1976, he resigned the governor's office in order to be named U.S. Senator to replace Walter Mondale, who had been elected Vice President of the...

    , former Governor of Minnesota
    Governor of Minnesota
    The Governor of Minnesota is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Minnesota, leading the state's executive branch. Forty different people have been governors of the state, though historically there were also three governors of Minnesota Territory. Alexander Ramsey, the first territorial...

     and United States Senator
  • Dean Barkley
    Dean Barkley
    Dean Malcolm Barkley is a politician who briefly served as a member of the United States Senate from Minnesota following the death of Paul Wellstone...

    , former United States Senator
  • James H. Binger
    James H. Binger
    James Henry Binger was a lawyer who became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell. He was also a well known philanthropist, horse enthusiast and New York and Minneapolis theatre owner and entrepreneur.-Career:...

    , former Chief Executive Officer, Honeywell
    Honeywell
    Honeywell International, Inc. is a major conglomerate company that produces a variety of consumer products, engineering services, and aerospace systems for a wide variety of customers, from private consumers to major corporations and governments....

    , theater entrepreneur
  • James J. Blanchard, former Governor of Michigan
    Governor of Michigan
    The Governor of Michigan is the chief executive of the U.S. State of Michigan. The current Governor is Rick Snyder, a member of the Republican Party.-Gubernatorial elections and term of office:...

     and U.S. Ambassador to Canada
  • Kathleen A. Blatz
    Kathleen A. Blatz
    Kathleen A. Blatz is a former Minnesota judge and politician.Blatz was born in Minneapolis to Kay and Jerome Blatz. She attended high school at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Minnesota, and received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame...

    , former Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Willard L. Boyd
    Willard L. Boyd
    Willard Lee Boyd is an American legal scholar, academic administrator, andPresident Emeritus of The University of Iowa and Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois...

    , former President, University of Iowa
    University of Iowa
    The University of Iowa is a public state-supported research university located in Iowa City, Iowa, United States. It is the oldest public university in the state. The university is organized into eleven colleges granting undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees...

     and Field Museum of Natural History
    Field Museum of Natural History
    The Field Museum of Natural History is located in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It sits on Lake Shore Drive next to Lake Michigan, part of a scenic complex known as the Museum Campus Chicago...

  • Myron Bright, former Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • David R. Brink
    David R. Brink
    David R. Brink is an American attorney and former President of the American Bar Association. A specialist in Estate planning, Brink graduated from the University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Law School before joining the Minnesota law firm of Dorsey & Whitney...

    , former President, American Bar Association
    American Bar Association
    The American Bar Association , founded August 21, 1878, is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. The ABA's most important stated activities are the setting of academic standards for law schools, and the formulation...

  • Harrison A. Bronson
    Harrison A. Bronson
    Harrison A. Bronson was an American legislator and attorney who served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of North Dakota from 1918 to 1924. He died at the age of 73 in 1947.-External links:*...

    , former Justice, North Dakota Supreme Court
    North Dakota Supreme Court
    The North Dakota Supreme Court is the highest court of law in the state of North Dakota. The Court rules on questions of law in appeals from the state's district courts....

  • Quentin N. Burdick
    Quentin N. Burdick
    Quentin Northrup Burdick was a United States Senator from North Dakota from August 8, 1960 until his death in 1992. Prior to that he had served in the United States House of Representatives from January 3, 1959 to August 8, 1960. He was the son of NPL North Dakota Congressman Usher L...

    , son of Usher L. Burdick
    Usher L. Burdick
    Usher Lloyd Burdick was a member of the United States House of Representatives from North Dakota. He was the father of Quentin N. Burdick.-Early life and career:...

     and former United States Senator
  • Usher L. Burdick
    Usher L. Burdick
    Usher Lloyd Burdick was a member of the United States House of Representatives from North Dakota. He was the father of Quentin N. Burdick.-Early life and career:...

    , father of Quentin N. Burdick
    Quentin N. Burdick
    Quentin Northrup Burdick was a United States Senator from North Dakota from August 8, 1960 until his death in 1992. Prior to that he had served in the United States House of Representatives from January 3, 1959 to August 8, 1960. He was the son of NPL North Dakota Congressman Usher L...

     and former United States Representative
  • Edward T. Burke
    Edward T. Burke
    Edward T. Burke was an American judge who served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of North Dakota from 1911 to 1916. He died on Christmas Day in Flossmoor, Illinois in 1935 at age 65.-External links:*...

    , former Justice, North Dakota Supreme Court
    North Dakota Supreme Court
    The North Dakota Supreme Court is the highest court of law in the state of North Dakota. The Court rules on questions of law in appeals from the state's district courts....

  • J. A. A. Burnquist
    Joseph A. A. Burnquist
    Joseph Alfred Arner Burnquist was an American politician. He served in the Minnesota State Legislature from 1909 1911, was elected the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota in 1912, and then served as the 19th Governor of Minnesota from December 30, 1915 to January 5, 1921. He became Governor...

    , former Governor of Minnesota
  • Harlan J. Bushfield
    Harlan J. Bushfield
    Harlan John Bushfield was a politician from South Dakota. He was born in Atlantic, Iowa in 1882. He moved with his family to South Dakota in 1883, and attended the public schools in Miller, South Dakota. He graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University in 1901, and from the University of Minnesota Law...

    , former Governor of South Dakota
    Governor of South Dakota
    The Governor of South Dakota is the head of the executive branch of the government of South Dakota. They are elected to a four year term on even years when there is no Presidential election. The current governor is Dennis Daugaard, a Republican elected in 2010....

     and United States Senator
  • William Canby, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Phil Carruthers
    Phil Carruthers
    Phil Carruthers is a former Minnesota politician and former member and Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He is currently the director of the Civil Division at the Ramsey County Attorney's Office....

    , former Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
    Minnesota House of Representatives
    The Minnesota House of Representatives is the lower house in the Minnesota State Legislature. There are 134 members elected to two-year terms, twice the number of members in the Minnesota Senate. Each senate district is divided in half and given the suffix A or B...

  • Ray P. Chase
    Ray P. Chase
    Ray Park Chase was a United States Representative from Minnesota and a Minnesota State Auditor.Chase was born in Anoka County, Minnesota on March 12, 1880. He attended the public schools and graduated from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1903...

    , former United States Congressman (did not graduate)
  • Satveer Chaudhary
    Satveer Chaudhary
    Satveer Singh Chaudhary is an American politician and a former member of the Minnesota State Senate who represented District 50, which includes portions of Anoka and Ramsey counties in the northern Twin Cities metropolitan area. He is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party...

    , former Minnesota State Senator
  • Theodore Christianson
    Theodore Christianson
    Theodore Christianson was an American politician who served as the 21st Governor of Minnesota from January 6, 1925 until January 6, 1931.-Background:...

    , former Governor of Minnesota and United States Congressman
  • Michael Ciresi, trial lawyer
  • Alden W. Clausen
    Alden W. Clausen
    Alden Winship "Tom" Clausen is a former President of the World Bank.-Education:He was born in Hamilton, Illinois to a family of Norwegian ancestry and graduated from Carthage College in 1944 with a B.A., again in 1970 with a LL.D.; from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1949 with a LL.B.;...

    , former President, World Bank
    World Bank
    The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programmes.The World Bank's official goal is the reduction of poverty...

  • Lawrence D. Cohen
    Lawrence D. Cohen (politician)
    This entry references the American politician named "Lawrence D. Cohen", for the American screenwriter see Lawrence D. CohenLawrence D. Cohen is an American attorney, politician and judge. Cohen graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1957 and entered private practice as an...

    , former Mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Saint Paul is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota. The city lies mostly on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the area surrounding its point of confluence with the Minnesota River, and adjoins Minneapolis, the state's largest city...

  • Chris Coleman
    Chris Coleman (politician)
    Christopher "Chris" B. Coleman is a Minnesota politician and the mayor of St. Paul. He defeated incumbent mayor Randy Kelly in 2005 and took office on January 3, 2006.- Family and early career :...

    , Mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Saint Paul is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota. The city lies mostly on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the area surrounding its point of confluence with the Minnesota River, and adjoins Minneapolis, the state's largest city...

  • Jay Conison
    Jay Conison
    Jay Conison is an American attorney, Professor of Law and the current Dean of Valparaiso University School of Law.-Education:Conison earned his B.A. degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Yale College in 1975, and his M.A. in Philosophy in 1978 and J.D...

    , Dean of Law, Valparaiso University
    Valparaiso University
    Valparaiso University, known colloquially as Valpo, is a regionally accredited private university located in the city of Valparaiso in the U.S. state of Indiana. Founded in 1859, it consists of five undergraduate colleges, a graduate school, a nursing school and a law school...

  • M. Jeanne Coyne, former Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Charles M. Dale
    Charles M. Dale
    Charles Milby Dale was an American lawyer and Republican politician from Portsmouth, New Hampshire; he was the seventy-sixth Governor of New Hampshire, serving from 1945 to 1949.-Early career:...

    , former Governor of New Hampshire
    Governor of New Hampshire
    The Governor of the State of New Hampshire is the supreme executive magistrate of the U.S. state of New Hampshire.The governor is elected at the biennial state general election in November of even-numbered years. New Hampshire is one of only two states, along with bordering Vermont, to hold...

  • Norris Darrell
    Norris Darrell
    Norris Darrell was an American attorney and President of the American Law Institute from 1961 to 1976. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School, and served as Executor of the Will of Judge Learned Hand. He clerked for United States Supreme Court Justice Pierce Butler and joined the...

    , former President, American Law Institute
    American Law Institute
    The American Law Institute was established in 1923 to promote the clarification and simplification of American common law and its adaptation to changing social needs. The ALI drafts, approves, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Principles of the Law, model codes, and other proposals for law...

  • Michael J. Davis
    Michael J. Davis
    Michael James Davis is an American lawyer and United States federal judge. He has sat on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota since 1994.-Early life, education, and career:...

    , federal judge
  • Scott H. DeLisi
    Scott H. DeLisi
    Scott H. DeLisi is the current United States Ambassador to Nepal. He was previously United States Ambassador to Eritrea. A career foreign service officer, DeLisi is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Law School. A native of Minnesota, DeLisi speaks...

    , United States Ambassador
    Ambassadors from the United States
    This is a list of ambassadors of the United States to individual nations of the world, to international organizations, to past nations, and ambassadors-at-large.Ambassadors are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate...

     to Nepal
    Nepal
    Nepal , officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India...

  • John P. Devaney
    John P. Devaney
    John P. Devaney was Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court until 1937. Born near Lake Mills, Iowa, on June 30, 1883, he moved to Minnesota in 1901 and entered the University of Minnesota. While there, he attained the following degrees: B.A. 1905; LL.B. 1907; LL.M. 1908. Admitted to practice...

    , former Chief Justice of Minnesota
  • Everett Dirksen
    Everett Dirksen
    Everett McKinley Dirksen was an American politician of the Republican Party. He represented Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate...

    , former United States Senator (did not graduate)
  • Joel Dobris
    Joel Dobris
    Joel C. Dobris is a Professor of Law at the UC Davis School of Law . Dobris is one of the most cited legal academic in the country in the area of the law of Wills, Trusts, and Estates. His book, Estates and Trusts, is a widely used textbook at American law schools.He received a B.A. in English...

    , Professor of Law, University of California, Davis
    University of California, Davis
    The University of California, Davis is a public teaching and research university established in 1905 and located in Davis, California, USA. Spanning over , the campus is the largest within the University of California system and third largest by enrollment...

  • David S. Doty, federal judge
  • David Durenberger
    David Durenberger
    David Ferdinand Durenberger is an American politician and a former Republican member of the U.S. Senate from Minnesota.- Early life :...

    , former United States Senator
  • Judi Dutcher
    Judi Dutcher
    Judith H. Dutcher is an attorney and former politician who served as the Minnesota State Auditor from 1995 – 2003 as both a Republican and Democrat . She was the first woman to serve as Minnesota State Auditor....

    , former Minnesota State Auditor
    Minnesota State Auditor
    The Minnesota State Auditor is a constitutional officer in the executive branch of the U.S. State of Minnesota. The State Auditor is charged with overseeing more than $20 billion spent annually by local governments in Minnesota...

  • Keith Ellison
    Keith Ellison (politician)
    Keith Maurice Ellison is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. The district centers on Minneapolis. He was re-elected in 2010. Ellison is a co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.He is the first Muslim to be elected to the...

    , the first Muslim
    Muslim
    A Muslim, also spelled Moslem, is an adherent of Islam, a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion based on the Quran, which Muslims consider the verbatim word of God as revealed to prophet Muhammad. "Muslim" is the Arabic term for "submitter" .Muslims believe that God is one and incomparable...

     elected to the United States Congress
    United States Congress
    The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Congress meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C....

  • Franklin Ellsworth
    Franklin Ellsworth
    Franklin Fowler Ellsworth was a Representative from Minnesota; born in St. James, Watonwan County, Minnesota, July 10, 1879; attended the grade and high schools; enlisted as a private in Company H, Twelfth Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War; attended the law...

    , former United States Representative
  • Matt Entenza, former Minnesota House Minority Leader
  • Ralph J. Erickstad
    Ralph J. Erickstad
    Ralph J. Erickstad was the Chief Justice on the North Dakota Supreme Court from 1973–1992. He retired December 31, 1992 after serving 30 years on the Supreme Court.-External links:**...

    , former Chief Justice, North Dakota Supreme Court
    North Dakota Supreme Court
    The North Dakota Supreme Court is the highest court of law in the state of North Dakota. The Court rules on questions of law in appeals from the state's district courts....

  • Joan Ericksen, Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • Donald M. Fraser
    Donald M. Fraser
    Donald MacKay Fraser is an American politician from Minneapolis, Minnesota.-Early life:Donald Fraser played a critical role in making human rights an important part of U.S. policy. Fraser was born on 20 February 1924 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Everett and Lois Fraser. His parents were émigrés...

    , former United States Congressman
  • Orville Freeman
    Orville Freeman
    Orville Lothrop Freeman was an American Democratic politician who served as the 29th Governor of Minnesota from January 5, 1955 to January 2, 1961, and as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1961 to 1969 under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson...

    , former Governor of Minnesota
  • Thomas F. Gallagher
    Thomas F. Gallagher
    Thomas F. Gallagher was a Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1943 until his retirement in 1967....

    , former Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Sandra Gardebring Ogren
    Sandra Gardebring Ogren
    Sandra Gardebring Ogren was an Associate Justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court appointed by Governor Rudy Perpich in 1991. She also served as Vice President for Institutional Relations at the University of Minnesota, and Vice President for Advancement at California Polytechnic State University...

    , former Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Ernest Gellhorn
    Ernest Gellhorn
    Ernest Gellhorn was an American academic and legal scholar. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota Law School, and was a Guggenheim fellow...

    , former Dean of Law, Arizona State University
    Arizona State University
    Arizona State University is a public research university located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area of the State of Arizona...

    , Case Western Reserve University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA...

    , and the University of Washington
    University of Washington
    University of Washington is a public research university, founded in 1861 in Seattle, Washington, United States. The UW is the largest university in the Northwest and the oldest public university on the West Coast. The university has three campuses, with its largest campus in the University...

  • James H. Gilbert, former Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Godfrey G. Goodwin
    Godfrey G. Goodwin
    Godfrey Gummer Goodwin was a Representative from Minnesota.-Early life:He was born Alfred Gustafson near St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota, to a single mother, Cecilia Carlson . They moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1882, where he took the name Godfrey Gummer Goodwin...

    , former United States Representative
  • Henry Norman Graven
    Henry Norman Graven
    Henry Norman Graven was a United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa....

    , former federal judge
  • Mike Hatch
    Mike Hatch
    Michael Allen Hatch is an American politician, and was Attorney General of Minnesota from 1999 to 2007. In 2006, he was the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party nominee for governor of Minnesota...

    , former Minnesota Attorney General
  • William Hawkland
    William Hawkland
    William Dennis Hawkland was Chancellor of Louisiana State University from 1979 to 1989. Hawkland was also the holder of a Boyd Professorship at LSU.....

    , former Chancellor of Louisiana State University
    Louisiana State University
    Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, most often referred to as Louisiana State University, or LSU, is a public coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The University was founded in 1853 in what is now known as Pineville, Louisiana, under the name...

  • Douglas M. Head
    Douglas M. Head
    Douglas Michael Head was an American politician from the Republican Party and a former Attorney General of Minnesota.Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Head graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and an LL.B...

    , former Minnesota Attorney General
  • Gerald Heaney, former Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Thomas B. Heffelfinger
    Thomas B. Heffelfinger
    Thomas B. Heffelfinger was a U.S. Attorney for Minnesota from 1991–1993 and from 2001–2006. He served as assistant U.S. Attorney from 1982 to 1988 and assistant Hennepin County Attorney from 1976 to 1982.-Early life:...

    , notable United States Attorney
    United States Attorney
    United States Attorneys represent the United States federal government in United States district court and United States court of appeals. There are 93 U.S. Attorneys stationed throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands...

  • Einar Hoidale
    Einar Hoidale
    Einar Hoidale was a Norwegian-American politician. Born in Tromsø, Norway, he immigrated to the United States at the age of seven. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1898. As a lawyer and a businessman he became a prominent member of the community in Minnesota...

    , former United States Congressman
  • Melissa Hortman
    Melissa Hortman
    Melissa Hortman is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 47B, which includes portions of the cities of Coon Rapids and Brooklyn Park in Anoka and Hennepin counties in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.Hortman is a member of the House...

    , Minnesota State Representative
  • Hubert "Skip" Humphrey, former Minnesota Attorney General and Minnesota State Senator
  • John Hutson
    John Hutson
    John Dudley Hutson is a retired United States Navy rear admiral, attorney, and former Judge Advocate General of the Navy. He is the outgoing dean and president of University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord, New Hampshire, having served in the position since 2000.Dean Hutson holds a B.A....

    , Dean, University of New Hampshire School of Law and former Judge Advocates General of the Navy
  • Sly James
    Sly James
    Sylvester "Sly" James, Jr. , is the Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri. James lives in Kansas City's Hyde Park neighborhood. He was inaugurated as Mayor on May 2, 2011.- Early life, education, and career :...

    , Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Kansas City, Missouri is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri and is the anchor city of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Missouri. It encompasses in parts of Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte counties...

  • Scott W. Johnson
    Scott W. Johnson
    Scott W. Johnson is an American lawyer, executive and a blogger at Power Line.- Legal and business career :Johnson was born in Fargo, North Dakota to a Jewish family...

    , conservative blogger
  • Fallon Kelly, former Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Katherine Kersten
    Katherine Kersten
    Katherine Kersten is a conservative columnist who writes for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.-Background:Kersten, a graduate of Notre Dame and Yale universities, began her career as a financial analyst for a Chicago bank. Subsequently, she worked as a budget planner for the University of...

    , conservative columnist
  • Ron Kind
    Ron Kind
    Ronald James "Ron" Kind is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 1997. He is a member of the Democratic Party. His district is located in the western portion of the state and is anchored by La Crosse and Eau Claire and Platteville....

    , United States Congressman (D-WI
    Wisconsin
    Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States and is part of the Midwest. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin's capital is...

    )
  • Robert Kingsley
    Robert Kingsley
    Robert Kingsley was an American legal scholar and California judge. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota Law School, and Harvard Law School...

    , former Dean, USC Law
    University of Southern California
    The University of Southern California is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian, research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. USC was founded in 1880, making it California's oldest private research university...

    , and California appellate judge
  • Oscar Knutson
    Oscar Knutson
    Oscar R. Knutson was an American lawyer and judge from Minnesota. Born in Perry, Wisconsin, Knutson was a Minnesota state court judge, He served as Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1962 to March 1973....

    , former Chief Justice of Minnesota (did not graduate)
  • Richard H. Kyle, federal judge
  • Joan Ericksen Lancaster, former Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Earl R. Larson, former federal judge
  • Thomas E. Latimer
    Thomas E. Latimer
    Thomas E. Latimer was an American lawyer who served as the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1935 to 1937. His mayoral term coincided with a period of labor unrest in the city. Prior to that, Latimer worked as a lawyer on the freedom of the press dispute that...

    , former Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Minneapolis , nicknamed "City of Lakes" and the "Mill City," is the county seat of Hennepin County, the largest city in the U.S. state of Minnesota, and the 48th largest in the United States...

  • Harold LeVander
    Harold LeVander
    Karl Harold Phillip LeVander was an American politician. He served as the 32nd Governor of Minnesota from January 2, 1967 to January 4, 1971 as a Republican, having defeated incumbent Karl Rolvaag, a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party , in the 1966 election.LeVander was born in...

    , former Governor of Minnesota
  • John Lind
    John Lind (politician)
    John Lind was an American politician.-Background:Lind was born in Kånna, Kronoberg County in the Swedish province of Småland and emigrated to the United States with his parents when he was thirteen years old. He served in the Spanish-American War in 1898...

    , former Governor of Minnesota

  • Henry Linde
    Henry Linde
    Henry J. Linde was a North Dakota politician who served as the 9th North Dakota Attorney General for one term from 1915 to 1916. He was born in Ridgeway, Iowa, and he was educated at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and he graduated in the spring of 1901. He studied at the University of Minnesota...

    , former North Dakota Attorney General
    North Dakota Attorney General
    The North Dakota Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the North Dakota state government. The current Attorney General is Wayne Stenehjem...

  • Miles Lord
    Miles Lord
    Miles Welton Lord is a former federal judge, appointed to the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota by President Lyndon B. Johnson on February 10, 1966 to fill the vacancy left by Judge Dennis F. Donovan. He served as chief judge on the district court from 1981–1985 and...

    , former Minnesota Attorney General and U.S. District Court Judge
  • Charles Loring
    Charles Loring (judge)
    Charles Loring was an American lawyer and judge from Minnesota. He served as Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court from January 1944 to July 1953....

    , former Chief Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Ernest Lundeen
    Ernest Lundeen
    Ernest Lundeen was an American lawyer and politician.Lundeen was born and raised on his father's homestead in Brooklyn Township of Lincoln County near Beresford, South Dakota. His father, C. H...

    , former United States Senator
  • William Paul Luther, former United States Congressman
  • Tom McDonald
    Tom McDonald (diplomat)
    Tom McDonald was the United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe from 1997 to 2001. A graduate of George Washington University and the University of Minnesota Law School, McDonald is now an attorney with the Washington, D.C. firm of Baker Hostetler. He is a member of the Council of American Ambassadors...

    , former U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe
    Zimbabwe
    Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in the southern part of the African continent, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. It is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia and a tip of Namibia to the northwest and Mozambique to the east. Zimbabwe has three...

  • Clark MacGregor
    Clark MacGregor
    Clark MacGregor was a Republican U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District.MacGregor was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in the class of 1944 and the University of Minnesota Law School in 1946 . He was elected to the U.S...

    , former United States Representative
  • George MacKinnon
    George MacKinnon
    George Edward MacKinnon was appointed by President Nixon to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in May 1969, where he served until his death in 1995. Judge MacKinnon is also the father of feminist legal scholar Catharine MacKinnon.According to Judge Harry T...

    , former Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Harry H. MacLaughlin, former federal judge
  • James Manahan
    James Manahan
    James Manahan was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota.Manahan was born near Chatfield in Fillmore County, Minnesota, and graduated from the Normal School of Winona, Minnesota in 1886. For two years, he worked as a school teacher in Graceville...

    , former United States Representative
  • Carlos Mariani
    Carlos Mariani
    Carlos Mariani is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives representing District 65B, which includes portions of the city of Saint Paul in Ramsey County, which is part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area...

    , Minnesota State Representative (did not graduate)
  • Leroy E. Matson, former Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Robert W. Mattson, Sr.
    Robert W. Mattson, Sr.
    Robert W. Mattson, Sr. was an American army veteran, lawyer, and politician in Minnesota, where he was the state Attorney General from 1964 to 1967. He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party....

    , former Minnesota Attorney General
  • Richard C. Maxwell, former Dean of Law, UCLA
  • Geoff Michel
    Geoff Michel
    Geoff Michel is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota Senate who represents District 41, which includes portions of the southwestern Twin Cities suburbs of Edina and Bloomington in Hennepin County, which is in the Twin Cities metropolitan area...

    , Minnesota State Senator
  • Clarence B. Miller
    Clarence B. Miller
    Clarence Benjamin Miller was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota. He was born in Pine Island, Minnesota and attended the country school, high school, and the Minneapolis Academy; was graduated from the academic department of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1895 and from the law...

    , former United States Representative
  • William D. Mitchell
    William D. Mitchell
    William DeWitt Mitchell was appointed to the position of U.S. Solicitor General by Calvin Coolidge on June 4, 1925, which he held until he was appointed to the position of U.S. Attorney General for the entirety of Herbert Hoover's Presidency.Born in Winona, Minnesota to William B...

    , former Attorney General of the United States
  • Richard Moe
    Richard Moe
    Richard Moe is an American lawyer from Duluth, Minnesota. Following his graduation from Williams College and the University of Minnesota Law School, Moe went on to a distinguished career in government, law, and historic preservation...

    , former President, National Trust for Historic Preservation
    National Trust for Historic Preservation
    The National Trust for Historic Preservation is an American member-supported organization that was founded in 1949 by congressional charter to support preservation of historic buildings and neighborhoods through a range of programs and activities, including the publication of Preservation...

  • Walter Mondale
    Walter Mondale
    Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale is an American Democratic Party politician, who served as the 42nd Vice President of the United States , under President Jimmy Carter, and as a United States Senator for Minnesota...

    , former Vice President of the United States
    Vice President of the United States
    The Vice President of the United States is the holder of a public office created by the United States Constitution. The Vice President, together with the President of the United States, is indirectly elected by the people, through the Electoral College, to a four-year term...

     and United States Ambassador to Japan
    United States Ambassador to Japan
    The United States Ambassador to Japan is the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary from the United States to Japan. Since the opening of Japan by Commodore Matthew C. Perry, in 1854, the U.S. maintained diplomatic relations with Japan, except for the ten-year period following the attack on...

    .
  • Ann D. Montgomery
    Ann D. Montgomery
    Ann D. Montgomery is a United States federal judge.Born in Litchfield, Minnesota, Montgomery received a B.S. from the University of Kansas in 1971 and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1974. She was a law clerk to Gerard Reilly and Hubert Pair, both of the U.S. Court of...

    , federal judge
  • Wayne Morse
    Wayne Morse
    Wayne Lyman Morse was a politician and attorney from Oregon, United States, known for his proclivity for opposing his parties' leadership, and specifically for his opposition to the Vietnam War on constitutional grounds....

    , former United States Senator
  • Mee Moua
    Mee Moua
    Mee Moua , is a Hmong American politician and a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. She represented District 67 in the Minnesota Senate, which includes portions of the city of Saint Paul in Ramsey County, which is in the Twin Cities metropolitan area...

    , former Minnesota State Senator
  • Joe Mullery
    Joe Mullery
    Joseph J. "Joe" Mullery is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives representing District 58A, which includes portions of the city of Minneapolis in Hennepin County, which is part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area...

    , Minnesota State Representative
  • Diana E. Murphy
    Diana E. Murphy
    Diana E. Murphy born in 1934, is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.- Education :Murphy received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota in 1954 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1974, where she was an editor on the...

    , Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Philip Neville
    Philip Neville (judge)
    Philip Neville was a United States federal judge.Neville was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1931, and an LL.B. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1933. He was a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Minnesota from 1933 to 1935, and...

    , former federal judge
  • Constance Berry Newman
    Constance Berry Newman
    Constance Ernestine Berry Newman was the United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from June 2004 to April 2005.-Early life:...

    , former United States Assistant Secretary of State
    United States Assistant Secretary of State
    In modern times, Assistant Secretary of State is a title used for many executive positions in the United States State Department. A set of six Assistant Secretaries reporting to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs manage diplomatic missions within their designated geographic regions, plus one...

     for African Affairs
  • Walter Newton
    Walter Newton
    Walter Hughes Newton was a United States Representative from Minnesota; born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota; attended the public schools and was graduated from the law department of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1905; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced...

    , former United States Representative
  • Gunnar Nordbye, former federal judge
  • Dave Olin
    Dave Olin
    David M. "Dave" Olin is a Minnesota politician and a former Democratic Farmer Labor Party member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 1A, which includes all of Kittson and Roseau counties, as well as portions of Marshall and Pennington counties in the northwestern...

    , former Minnesota State Representative
  • Julius J. Olson, former Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Vance Opperman, former president of West Publishing Company
  • James C. Otis, former Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Mabeth Hurd Paige, one of the first four woman elected to Minnesota Legislature in 1923
  • Alan Page
    Alan Page
    Alan Cedric Page is a justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1963, received his B.A. in political science from the University of Notre Dame in 1967, and received his J.D. from the University of...

    , Pro Football Hall of Fame
    Pro Football Hall of Fame
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of professional football in the United States with an emphasis on the National Football League . It opened in Canton, Ohio, on September 7, 1963, with 17 charter inductees...

    r and Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Mary Pawlenty
    Mary Pawlenty
    Mary Elizabeth Anderson Pawlenty is a former American state court judge who served on Minnesota's First Judicial District from 1994 to 2007. The wife of Governor Tim Pawlenty, she was First Lady of Minnesota from 2003 to 2011...

    , former First Lady of Minnesota and former judge
  • Tim Pawlenty
    Tim Pawlenty
    Timothy James "Tim" Pawlenty , also known affectionately among supporters as T-Paw, is an American politician who served as the 39th Governor of Minnesota . He was a Republican candidate for President of the United States in the 2012 election from May to August 2011...

    , former Governor of Minnesota
  • Harry H. Peterson
    Harry H. Peterson
    Harry Herbert Peterson was an American lawyer, judge and politician. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1912 and entered private practice as an attorney at law in Ramsey County, Minnesota. He was elected Ramsey County Attorney to serve 1923–1924 and subsequently served as...

    , former Minnesota Attorney General and Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Maynard Pirsig
    Maynard Pirsig
    Maynard Pirsig was an American legal scholar and academic. Educated at the University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Law School, he was Professor and Dean of Law at Minnesota from 1948 to 1955. He was later Professor of Law at the William Mitchell College of Law...

    , former Dean, University of Minnesota Law School, former temporary Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, and father of Robert M. Pirsig
    Robert M. Pirsig
    Robert Maynard Pirsig is an American writer and philosopher, and author of the philosophical novels Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values and Lila: An Inquiry into Morals .-Background:...

  • Daniel D. Polsby
    Daniel D. Polsby
    Daniel D. Polsby is Dean of the Law School and Professor of Law at George Mason University and was previously Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law at Northwestern University.-Education:...

    , Dean of Law, George Mason University
    George Mason University
    George Mason University is a public university based in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, south of and adjacent to the city of Fairfax. Additional campuses are located nearby in Arlington County, Prince William County, and Loudoun County...

  • Albert F. Pratt
    Albert F. Pratt
    Albert F. Pratt was a Minnesota lawyer and politician.Pratt was born on a farm in 1972 in Anoka County, Minnesota, where he was raided. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1895...

    , former Minnesota Attorney General and member of Minnesota House of Representatives
  • J. A. O. Preus
    J. A. O. Preus
    Jacob Aall Ottesen Preus was an American politician. He served as the 8th state auditor of Minnesota from January 5, 1915 to January 5, 1921, and as the 20th Governor of Minnesota from January 5, 1921 to January 6, 1925. He was a Republican.-Background:He was born in Columbia County, Wisconsin on...

    , former Governor of Minnesota
  • William Prosser
    William Prosser
    William Lloyd Prosser was the Dean of the College of Law at UC Berkeley from 1948 to 1961. Prosser authored several editions of Prosser on Torts, universally recognized as the leading work on the subject of tort law for a generation. It is still widely used today, now known as Prosser and Keeton...

    , former Dean of Law, University of California, Berkeley
    University of California, Berkeley
    The University of California, Berkeley , is a teaching and research university established in 1868 and located in Berkeley, California, USA...

    , author of Prosser on Torts
  • Milton D. Purdy, former federal judge, served on United States Court for China
    United States Court for China
    The United States Court for China was a United States District Court that had extraterritorial jurisdiction over U.S. citizens in China. It existed from 1906 to 1943 and had jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters, with appeals taken to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San...

  • Greg Raymer
    Greg Raymer
    Gregory Raymer nicknamed "Fossilman," is a professional poker player. He is best known for winning the 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event.-Early life:...

    , 2004 World Series of Poker
    World Series of Poker
    The World Series of Poker is a world-renowned series of poker tournaments held annually in Las Vegas and, since 2005, sponsored by Harrah's Entertainment...

     Champion
  • A. J. Rockne
    Anton J. Rockne
    Anton Julius "A.J." Rockne was a Minnesota Republican politician, and the longest-serving legislator and state senator in the history of Minnesota.-Background:...

    , former Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives and longest serving member
  • James M. Rosenbaum, federal judge
  • Elmer Ryan
    Elmer Ryan
    Elmer James Ryan was a United States Representative from Minnesota.He was born in Rosemount, Dakota County, Minnesota, May 26, 1907. He attended the public schools, was graduated from the law department of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1929, was admitted to the bar the same year...

    , former United States Representative
  • Robert Sheran
    Robert Sheran
    Robert J. Sheran was an American lawyer, politician and judge from Minnesota. He was appointed Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court by Governor Wendell Anderson, serving from December 1973 to December 1981. He previously served as an associate justice on the court from January 1963 to July...

    , former Chief Justice of Minnesota
  • Harry A. Sieben
    Harry A. Sieben
    Harry A. "Tex" Sieben, Jr. is an American politician from the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and a former Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives...

    , former Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
  • Gerald Edward Sikorski, former United States Congressman
  • Steve Simon
    Steve Simon
    Steve Simon is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives representing District 44A, which includes portions of the cities of Hopkins and St. Louis Park in Hennepin County, which is in the Twin Cities metropolitan area...

    , Minnesota State Representative
  • John E. Simonett
    John E. Simonett
    John E. Simonett was an attorney and associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. He was famous for his wit and thoughtfulness, characteristics reflected both in his judicial opinions, and in his writings and speeches. In 2007, he was named one of the 100 most influential attorneys in...

    , former Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court
  • George Ross Smith
    George Ross Smith
    George Ross Smith was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota; born in St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota; attended the public schools and Sauk Centre Academy; was graduated from the law school of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1893; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced...

    , former United States Representative
  • Warren Spannaus
    Warren Spannaus
    Warren R. Spannaus is an American politician from the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and former Attorney General of Minnesota. Spannaus graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1963. He was elected attorney general in 1970 and assumed office on January 4, 1971...

    , former Minnesota Attorney General
  • Harold Stassen
    Harold Stassen
    Harold Edward Stassen was the 25th Governor of Minnesota from 1939 to 1943. After service in World War II, from 1948 to 1953 he was president of the University of Pennsylvania...

    , former Governor of Minnesota; former President, University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pennsylvania
    The University of Pennsylvania is a private, Ivy League university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States,Penn is the fourth-oldest using the founding dates claimed by each institution...

  • Melvin Steen
    Melvin Steen
    Melvin C. Steen was an American attorney and founding partner of the New York law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Steen graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School, where the Melvin C. Steen Professorship, currently held by Gregory Shaffer, is named in his honor...

    , founding partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
  • Robert Stein (academic)
    Robert Stein (academic)
    Robert A. Stein is Everett Fraser Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota. A noted scholar of estate planning, Stein was previously William Pattee Professor and Dean at the University of Minnesota Law School, from which he received his law degree in 1961...

    , former Executive Director, American Bar Association
    American Bar Association
    The American Bar Association , founded August 21, 1878, is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. The ABA's most important stated activities are the setting of academic standards for law schools, and the formulation...

    , former Dean, University of Minnesota Law School
  • McCants Stewart
    McCants Stewart
    McCants Stewart was an American lawyer. Born to a prominent attorney in New York, Stewart studied law in Minnesota and became the first African American lawyer in the state of Oregon. His lack of financial success in Oregon led him to eventually move to San Francisco, where failing vision led...

    , first African American LL.M. recipient, first African American lawyer in Oregon
    Oregon
    Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located on the Pacific coast, with Washington to the north, California to the south, Nevada on the southeast and Idaho to the east. The Columbia and Snake rivers delineate much of Oregon's northern and eastern...

  • Royal A. Stone, former Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court (did not graduate)
  • Thomas O. Streissguth, former Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Edward C. Stringer
    Edward C. Stringer
    Edward C. Stringer is a retired Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. A graduate of Amherst College and the University of Minnesota Law School, he authored a number of opinions as a Justice. He is now in private law practice in Minnesota....

    , former Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • George F. Sullivan
    George F. Sullivan
    George F. Sullivan was a United States federal judge.-Biography:Born in Shakopee, Minnesota, Sullivan received an LL.B. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1908. He was in private practice in Jordan, Minnesota from 1908 to 1933. He was a County attorney of Scott County, Minnesota from...

    , former federal judge
  • Dave Thompson
    Dave Thompson (radio host)
    David A. "Dave" Thompson is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota Senate who represents District 36, which includes portions of Dakota, Goodhue, Scott and Washington counties in the southern Twin Cities metropolitan area...

    , Minnesota State Senator
  • John J. Todd, former Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • John R. Tunheim
    John R. Tunheim
    John R. Tunheim is a United States federal judge.Born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, Tunheim received a B.A. from Concordia College in 1975 and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1980. He was a law clerk to Judge Earl Larson of the U.S...

    , federal judge
  • Bruce Marion Van Sickle
    Bruce Marion Van Sickle
    Bruce Marion Van Sickle was a United States federal judge.Born in Minot, North Dakota, Van Sickle received a B.S.L. from the University of Minnesota in 1939 and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1941. He was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, from 1941 to...

    , former federal judge, member of North Dakota House of Representatives
    North Dakota House of Representatives
    The North Dakota House of Representatives is the lower house of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly and is larger than the North Dakota Senate....

  • Charles Joseph Vogel
    Charles Joseph Vogel
    Charles Joseph Vogel was a United States federal judge.Born in Star Lake Township, Minnesota, Vogel was in the United States Army Sergeant from 1918 to 1919, and then received an LL.B. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1923...

    , former Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Charlie Weaver, Jr.
    Charlie Weaver (politician)
    Charles R. "Charlie" Weaver, Jr. is a Minnesota politician, a former Chief of Staff for Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, a former Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety, and a former Minnesota State Representative....

    , former Minnesota State Representative, Governor's Chief of Staff
  • John Francis Wheaton
    John Francis Wheaton
    John Francis Wheaton , name alternately written as John Frank Wheaton and J. Frank Wheaton, was an American politician. He was the first African American elected to the Minnesota Legislature, serving in its House of Representatives...

    , first African American graduate, first African American member of the Minnesota Legislature
  • Benson Whitney
    Benson Whitney
    Benson Kelley Whitney was the United States Ambassador to Norway from 2006 to 2009. He was managing general partner of the Gideon Hixon Fund and former President of the Minnesota Venture Capital Association. He was also chief executive officer of Whitney Management Company...

    , former United States Ambassador
    Ambassadors from the United States
    This is a list of ambassadors of the United States to individual nations of the world, to international organizations, to past nations, and ambassadors-at-large.Ambassadors are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate...

     to Norway
    Norway
    Norway , officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. Norway has a total area of and a population of about 4.9 million...

  • Samuel B. Wilson
    Samuel B. Wilson
    Samuel B. Wilson was an American lawyer and judge from Minnesota. He served as Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1923 to 1933....

    , former Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Ryan Winkler
    Ryan Winkler
    Ryan Patrick Winkler is Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 44B, which includes portions of the cities of Golden Valley and St. Louis Park in Hennepin County...

    , Minnesota State Representative
  • Sandra Casber Wise
    Sandra Casber Wise
    Sandra Casber Wise is the wife of former Governor of West Virginia Bob Wise of West Virginia and served as that state's First Lady from 2001-2005. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 3, 1946. She earned a degree in political science from Macalester College and a law degree from the...

    , former First Lady
    First Lady
    First Lady or First Gentlemanis the unofficial title used in some countries for the spouse of an elected head of state.It is not normally used to refer to the spouse or partner of a prime minister; the husband or wife of the British Prime Minister is usually informally referred to as prime...

     of West Virginia
    West Virginia
    West Virginia is a state in the Appalachian and Southeastern regions of the United States, bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, Pennsylvania to the northeast and Maryland to the east...

  • Michael A. Wolff
    Michael A. Wolff
    Michael A. Wolff was a Judge on the Supreme Court of Missouri. He served on the Supreme Court between 1998 and 2011, and as Chief Justice from 2005 to 2007. Prior to his appointment the Court, he served in the office of Governor Mel Carnahan, as chief counsel from 1993 to 1994, and as special...

    , former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Missouri
    Supreme Court of Missouri
    The Supreme Court of Missouri is the highest court in the state of Missouri. It was established in 1820, and is located in Jefferson City, Missouri. Missouri voters have approved changes in the state's constitution to give the Supreme Court exclusive jurisdiction- the sole legal power to hear -...

  • Lawrence R. Yetka
    Lawrence R. Yetka
    Lawrence R. Yetka was an Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives....

    , former Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court
  • George M. Young
    George M. Young
    George Morley Young was a U.S. Representative from North Dakota.Born in Lakelet, Huron County, Ontario, Canada, YoungWhen a boy moved to the United States and settled in St...

    , former United States Representative


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