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January 12 - 25, 2018


Friday, January 12, 2018

Minnesota Justice Foundation Summer Clerkship Program Information Session
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Each year MJF raises funds and solicits agencies to support student summer clerkships. This year, they are pleased to offer 17 clerkships. Each clerk performs 400 hours of legal service with the agency between the end of the spring semester 2018 and the first day of fall semester 2018 on a schedule that will be determined between the clerk and agency. MJF provides to the agencies a stipend of $4,500 for Metro Clerkships or $5,000 for Greater Minnesota Clerkships, which is paid by the agency to the law clerk over the course of the summer.

Come and learn more about the clerkships and the application process, and hear from former SCP recipients.

Alumni CLE: Wait...That Happened at Work?: When Inappropriate Workplace Conduct Becomes Actionable
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

The Alumni CLE Series presents "Wait...That Happened at Work?: When Inappropriate Workplace Conduct Becomes Actionable"

With over 40 years of combined experience working as plaintiff employment lawyers, Frances Baillon and Joni Thome will discuss workplace conduct (based upon true stories) to illustrate when and how employees and employers cross the line from irritating to actionable under state and federal law. 

Frances E. Baillon is a recognized advocate for those who have been treated unfairly by the illegal practices of employers. A founding partner of Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP, Frances litigates and tries employment cases in state and federal court involving sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Frances is an MSBA certified employment law specialist and has been named to the lists of Minnesota's Top 50 Women Lawyers, Top 100 Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America. 

Joni M. Thome has over 25 years of experience and is widely known for her trial and appellate work on behalf of employees who have been wrongfully terminated from their jobs due to discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. A founding partner of Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP, Joni is an MSBA certified employment law specialist and has been named to the lists of Minnesota's Top 50 Women Lawyers, Top 100 Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America. 
Complimentary for alumni, faculty, and staff; $40 for non-alumni.

Attend in person (walk-in registration welcome) or via webcast (advance registration required).

Application has been made for 1 hour of Standard CLE credit: event code=249375


Monday, January 15, 2018

Martin Luther King Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Law school closed)
All Day

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Law school closed)

Friday, January 19, 2018

Impact on the Gridiron: Safety, Accountability, and the Future of Football
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Health Law Institute tackles the important subject of concussions in sports just two weeks before Minneapolis plays host to Super Bowl LII. This event is designed to address key issues facing players, teams, leagues, doctors, and lawyers regarding head injuries and brain trauma. Leading experts share perspectives on medical advances in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), related legal and ethical issues, youth athletics and parental concerns, player representation, and the sports fan's appetite for football in light of concussions.

  • Alan C. Page, Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice
  • Jessica L. Roberts, J.D., Professor, University of Houston Law Center and a consultant with the NFL-funded Football Players Health Study at Harvard
  • Uzma Samadani, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Neurology, Hennepin County Medical Center and a leading concussion researcher
  • Mike Grant, Head Football Coach, Eden Prairie High School and 2014 Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year
  • Jim Souhan, Sports Journalist, Minneapolis Star Tribune and author, "When it comes to the NFL, how many of us are "football hypocrites?"
  • Blake Baratz, Player Representative and President, Institute for Athletes, a full-service sports representation firm representing numerous players in the NFL


Approved for 3 Standard CLE credits

Also available via live webcast

Attendance rates:
$50 for non-MHSL CLE credit-seeking attendees
$10 for non-CLE seeking attendees
$0 for MHSL students, alumni, faculty, staff, and HLI advisory board members

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Trump, A Year After: Reactions from the Student Body
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

A town hall moderated by Professor Radsan on the students' opinions of how the Trump administration is working out. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

IP is EVERYWHERE: Lunchtime Learning
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Lunchtime learning series for IP interested students.
Identifying and Preventing Human Trafficking: The Role of Lawyers and Social Workers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

On January 25, 2018, Mitchell Hamline School of Law (MHSL) will present a continuing education program for lawyers and social workers on the subject of human trafficking, focusing on the critical role that they play in both identifying and preventing sex and labor trafficking. Consistent with the resolutions by the American Bar Association noted above, the panels will both address ethical obligations of lawyers. 2.0 ETHICS CLE credits have been approved by the Minnesota Board of CLE. Schedule: 3:30 to 4:00: Registration 4:00 to 4:05: Welcome and introductions, Professor Sharon K. Sandeen 4:05 to 5:05: Panel #1: Moderated by Gloria Contreras-Edin The first panel will provide insights on how victims of human trafficking are recruited and how to identify human trafficking victims. 1. Lisl Zamora, Attorney, Contreras Edin & Associates, P.A. Attorney and advocate for immigration and human trafficking victims. 2. Linda Miller, founder of Civil Society 3. Salima Khakoo, Esq., HUSL '02, CEO and Managing Attorney, American Dream Law 5:05 to 5:15: Break 5:15 to 6:15: Panel #2: Moderated by Dean Dena Sonbol, MHSL The second panel will discuss the local resources that are available to assist human trafficking victims and how attorneys and social workers might utilize those resources to address problems that they encounter. All panelists will provide insights about how best to communicate with victims of human trafficking. 1. Dave Pinto, Minnesota legislator and Ramsey County Attorney focusing on juvenile sex trafficking. 2. Lauren Ryan, Safe Harbor Minnesota, Department of Health. 3. Kristi Jarvas, Sexual Assault Resource Service, Hennepin County Medical Center. Nonprofits that aid and assist human trafficking victims are invited to table at this event. For more information, contact Donna Rauch at
Environmental Law Society General Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

ELS will be gathering to discuss and plan spring semester events. 

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