University Of Minnesota Law School

Ex-Child Soldier From Sierra Leone Freed In MinnesotaA former child-soldier from Sierra Leone has been released after over two years of immigration detention in Minnesota. A U.S. magistrate judge this week ruled Nelson Kargbo should go free. In a statement released Friday, Kargbo says he just wants to walk outside with his four children and play with them at the park.
High Court's Ginsburg To Address Minnesota CrowdAhead of a new Supreme Court term, one justice is offering a Minnesota audience her view from the court. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was to be at the University of Minnesota's Law School on Tuesday as part of a lecture series.
Good Question: What Do Parents Legally Owe Their Kids?An 18-year-old New Jersey girl made headlines earlier this week when she sued her parents for not paying her college tuition. Rachel Canning says she was kicked out of her home by her parents, but her mom and dad say their daughter left because she didn't want to follow the rules. On Tuesday afternoon, a judge ruled in favor of the parents. Another hearing will be held in April to decide whether Canning left home on her own. So, when it comes to the law, what do we owe our children?
Minn. Man Recalls The Hanukkah Story As Holiday Begins At Sundown Mark Rotenberg will celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah tonight, along with thousands of other people of the Jewish faith in Minnesota. He recalls the story behind the Jewish Holiday.
Good Question: How Can States Pass Laws That Contradict Federal Law? The voters in Colorado and Washington State were clear in approving ballot initiatives that make using small amounts of marijuana legal. But the federal law is equally clear, classifying marijuana as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. So how can a state pass a law that contradicts federal law?
U Of M Law School Prepares For No State FundingWith another round of cuts to higher education expected from the Legislature this year, the University of Minnesota Law School is adapting in a dramatic way -- by working toward financial independence.