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U study: Link between community’s rate of military sacrifice, Trump support

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Findings suggest large urban-rural casualty gap contributed to Donald Trump’s Presidential victory in November 2016.

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin named Regents professor

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

Ní Aoláin is considered one of the world’s leading scholars in international and human rights law.

U study finds recognition technology a step closer to use in courtroom

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Jurors could soon appropriately integrate brain-based memory reading evidence in evaluation of criminal defendants.

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Tiffany Hamidjaja conducts research into the trauma of parental arrest on children.

Two U professors awarded nationally-renowned Guggenheim Fellowships

Professors win fellowship

Susan D. Jones and Heidi Kitrosser plan to use Fellowships to publish new books in science, law

Charter schools increasing segregation, underperforming public schools

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Findings by Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity is the first installment of six-part initiative on charter education.

Law School gets $25 million for James H. Binger Center for New Americans

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The transformational grant is the single largest philanthropic gift in the Law School’s history.

New UMN study: America’s wars take uneven toll

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New study: In today’s wars, Americans who die or are wounded disproportionately come from poorer parts of the country.

Professor Richard Painter part of team to abolish super PACs

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Professor Richard Painter is part of a team representing members of Congress who filed complaint to abolish super PACs.

Christopher Uggen named Regents professor

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The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has named Christopher Uggen as a Regents Professor of Sociology and Law.

UMN study to establish legal framework for genomic medicine

The NIH has awarded UMN researchers with grant to lay policy groundwork for clinical application of genomic medicine.

New UMN Law School Public Interest Residency Program Expands Career Opportunities

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Innovative program connects leading public interest and government organizations with high-achieving law students

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