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2012 Petition Memorandum

Petitioning to Become a Member To: Prospective Journal Petitioners From: The Law Journal Petition Committee Date: March 2012 Re: Important Dates ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Petition Info Session: April 11, 2012Room 25, 12:15pm–1:15pm Minnesota Law Review Reception: April 4, 2012, 3pm–5pm   Petition 101 Sessions: April 5 and 6.   Office Hours to Schedule Mail or Email Accommodations: April [...]

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2012 Petition Instructions

Petition Pick Up/Drop Off times are posted under the “Petition Dates” link. Below are the petition instructions from the 2012 petition period. Each journal’s staff selection criteria differ to some extent, but all of the journals rely heavily on the petitions in selecting staff. The petition will include two parts: 1) Writing a Note or [...]

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Article Submission Policy Announcement

On April 19, 2011, the Minnesota Law Review and several peer journals released a joint letter committing to give every author at least seven days to decide whether to accept any offer of publication. Eliminating “exploding offers” will improve the quality of our deliberations and the scholarship that we publish, and we invite all other [...]

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Fletcher Files

A collection of Volumes I – V.

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Law Review Banquet

The next Law Review Banquet was held on Thursday, April 14, 2011.  For more information, please email Jeremy Harrell (harre057@umn.edu) or Monica Patel (pate0672@umn.edu), or contact the main Law Review office at 612-625-9330 or mnlawrev@umn.edu. The annual banquet is attended by attorneys, alumni, faculty, and administration, and offers a great opportunity for members of the legal [...]

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De Novo

  • Case Comment: Bhogaita v. Altamonte

    EVERY DOG CAN HAVE HIS DAY IN COURT: THE USE OF ANIMALS AS DEMONSTRATIVE EXHIBITS Kyle R. Kroll, Volume 100, Online Managing Editor In Bhogaita v. Altamonte, the Eleventh Circuit recently decided whether to allow a dog in the courtroom as a demonstrative exhibit.[1] Although the case presented many serious [...]

  • Revisiting Water Bankruptcy

    REVISITING WATER BANKRUPTCY IN CALIFORNIA’S FOURTH YEAR OF DROUGHT Olivia Moe, Volume 100, Managing Editor This spring, as “extreme” to “exceptional” drought stretched across most of California—indicating that a four-year streak of drought was not about to resolve itself[1]—Governor Jerry Brown issued an unprecedented order to reduce potable urban water [...]

  • Defying Auer Deference

    DEFYING AUER DEFERENCE: SKIDMORE AS A SOLUTION TO CONSERVATIVE CONCERNS IN PEREZ v. MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION Nicholas R. Bednar, Volume 100, Lead Articles Editor* On March 9, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association.[1]F The Court overturned the D.C. [...]