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October 25, 2014 - November 7, 2014


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Quality Parent Representation in CHIPS Cases: A Training for New and Experienced Parents' Attorneys
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

William Mitchell College of Law

A comprehensive 3-day course designed to equip attorneys who represent parents in CHIPS cases with the substantive law and practice skills necessary to be persuasive and effective advocates for their clients. Parents' attorneys seeking qualification for the parent-attorney roster MUST attend all 3 days. Parents' attorneys already on the roster are also encouraged to attend all 3 days. AGENDA TOPICS: will be available online closer to the program date (end-September). COST: Full 3-day conference attendance, $150; 1 or 2 day conference attendance, $125.00 for attorneys who do not need the full 18 hours to qualify for parent's attorney roster (use DISCOUNT CODE QR2014). Registrants will receive an email 2 weeks before the event with updated program information and breakout session choices. CLEs: Application will be made for a total of 18 CLE credits which includes standard, ethics and bias credit. Approved credit totals will be available at the conference. PARKING: Attendees are strongly encouraged to use the overflow parking lot located 2 blocks east of WM on the corner of Grotto and Summit Avenues. LODGING: Suggested nearby hotels include St. Paul Hotel (; Holiday Inn St. Paul (; Embassy Suites (

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fall Semester Workshop-Zusman
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

William Mitchell College of Law

Fall Semester Workshop-Zusman

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

William Mitchell CLE: How to Be the CEO of Your Own Career
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please join us for an alumni CLE and reception on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 4-6 pm, at Hellmuth & Johnson (8050 W 78th St, Minneapolis, MN 55439)

William Mitchell CLE: How to Be the CEO of Your Own Career


This CLE will explore why it’s so critical to take charge of your career like you were the CEO of your very own business, instead of letting others define success for you or tell you that there’s only one path from here to there. Learn from a diverse group of panelists with very different career paths about how they learned to forge their own future, and how you can do the same thing.


Rinal Ray ’08 – Public Policy Advocate, MN Council of Nonprofits


Eric Bakken ’94 – Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Regis Corporation

Sandra Feist ’07 – Founding Partner, Grell & Feist

Steven J. Terry ’96 – Founding Partner, Terry | Slane | Ruohonen

1 Credit of Professional Development CLE credit has been approved: Event Code 196817 

Following the CLE presentation, there will be a reception hosted by Hellmuth & Johnson from 5-6 pm. The reception will be an opportunity to connect with fellow alums – and to celebrate Hellmuth & Johnson’s victory in the Mitchell@Work competition! Registration is capped at 70 people, so register early.

Location: Hellmuth & Johnson, 8050 W. 78th Street, Edina, MN 55439

Thursday, October 30, 2014

5 Ways to Give Like A Pro–Creative Ways To Add Horsepower To Your Giving By Year-End- FREE 1 hr. CLE
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

William Mitchell College of Law

Participate in this FREE 1 hour CLE, either by live webcast or at William Mitchell in the Kelley Board Room

Get the latest updated tax benefits, strategies, and ideas for your charitable giving as you plan for your year-end giving to your favorite charities.

Presented by James "Jim" Lethert `69

Application has been made for 1 Standard CLE credit.
Hobby Lobby: What’s Next? Community Forum
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

William Mitchell College of Law

A "teach-in” and forum for examining and planning for the aftermath of the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision [573 U.S. ___ (2014)].  Hobby Lobby allowed closely held for-profit corporations to exempt themselves from the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act.  It is the first time the court has recognized a for-profit corporation’s claim of religious belief. 

• 4:30 - Welcome by Dean Janus.

• Two speakers will lay out the constitutional context of the decision and its real world impact on women and health care providers in Minnesota.

• Two more speakers will introduce the idea of reproductive justice as a framework and outline potential fixes for the decision.

• Brainstorming session and discussion between attendees and panelists.

• 6 to 6:30 - Reception with refreshments, networking, action planning.


• Amy Bergquist, staff attorney at The Advocates for Human Rights, former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

• Jill Gaulding, co-founder of Gender Justice, Inc., attorney and former U. of Iowa law professor.

• Karen Law, Executive Director of Pro Choice Resources.

• Lisa Stratton, co-founder of Gender Justice, Inc., attorney and former U. of MN law professor.

William Mitchell College of Law, American Constitution Society, student chapter, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Women Law Students’ Association, Minnesota Women Lawyers, and Gender Justice.

There is limited seating for this event.  We ask that you register so we can prepare.

This event qualifies as a Diversity PLP for WM students.
FREE and open to the public. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Swearing in Brunch
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

You are cordially invited to attend a complimentary brunch reception to celebrate the swearing in of William Mitchell College of Law Alumni before the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Friday, October 31, 2014 |9-10:15 am

317 on Rice Park

317 North Washington Street

Saint Paul, Minnesota

$20 per additional guest (Alumni being sworn in use Discount Code "STUDENT" on registration page); children under age 5 may attend free of charge.

Honorees for the ceremony need to be registered by 10:15 am and in place at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium at St. Paul RiverCentre by 10:20 am

Alumni CLE Series: Russia and Ukraine: International Law and Self Determination
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

William Mitchell College of Law

The Alumni CLE Series Presents "Russia and Ukraine: International Law and Self Determination." Join Patrick McGuiness '06 of Zlimen & McGuiness for a discussion of the international law implications on the recent events and conflict in Ukraine. How does international law apply to this conflict, and is it still relevant despite frequent disregard for it by many of the parties involved? Finally, how do ethnic self-determination and national self determination factor into the international law debate?

$30 to attend in person or via webcast. Free for '13-'14 grads, current students, faculty (including adjuncts), and staff. To register to attend for free, email

1.5 Standard CLE credits have been approved: Event Code 195620

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Fall Semester Workshop-Zusman
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

William Mitchell College of Law

Fall Semester Workshop-Zusman

Thursday, November 06, 2014

World Without Genocide Presents "Kristallnacht commemoration"
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

William Mitchell College of Law

World Without Genocide Presents "Kristallnacht commemoration"

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