Adrienne G., 3L
Minneapolis skyline over Lake Calhoun
This post isn’t about a school event, but with a whole new crew due in Rome soon who will write about how great study abroad is, I thought I’d put in a plug for how cool it is living in Minneapolis, especially during the summer.
Don’t get me wrong, I actually love Minnesota winters–but I’m a law student so by definition I’m at least part masochist. However, in the summer months, this city comes ALIVE. Worried that Minnesota only has a few months of serious summer? Well, we use ‘em.
UST prides itself on its sense of community among students, faculty, and staff, but a few times a year, when classes are not in session, faculty and staff try to carve out some time to bond.
Tuesday, June 5th, was the seventh annual UST Law faculty/staff golf tournament. This year three teams vied for the trophy with representatives from the faculty, student services, admissions, career and professional development, and the Murphy Institute. The winning team included Dave Bateson, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Tom Berg, Professor of Law, Kendra Brodin, Director of Career and Professional Development, and Seanne Harris, Program Coordinator for the Murphy Institute.
The tournament took place at the Highland Golf Course in St. Paul and was an 18-hole best-ball competition. The golf course was beautiful and the Minnesota weather was stunning.
Professor Robert Kahn, Lawyering Skills
I just got back from the Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference in toasty warm Palm Desert California. Professors Julie Oseid, Mitchell Gordon and Lindsey Blanchard attended as well. At the conference Professor Oseid gave a very well attended presentation titled, “American Presidents as Writing Heroes” in which she highlighted the special skills of five presidents known as great writers: Thomas Jefferson (use of metaphor), James Madison (ability to anticipate all arguments), Abraham Lincoln (brevity), Ulysses Grant (clarity) and Teddy Roosevelt (passion). After she spoke colleagues lined up to continue the discussion with her.