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New Conversations in Law Programs Available

Hamline University School of Law has concluded another stimulating academic year of programs and symposia, but do not despair if you missed some of these events. They are all available, in audio and occasionally video format, as part of the school's Conversations in Law podcast series at www.hamline.edu/law/conversations. Among the newest additions to our growing Conversations in Law site:

International Indigenous Spring Forum: Phyllis Young of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Phyllis Young was the featured speaker on April 10 at the International Indigenous Forum Spring 2007 presentation. Young discussed the formation of international indigenous principles relative to the recent drafting of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. During the past 30 years, Young has been involved in work among Indian people and currently serves as the Secretary for the Upper Missouri River Basin Allottees Association, furthering the land rights of individual Indian allottees. The Anne Marie Fairbanks (Williams) Indigenous Law Forums at Hamline University School of Law are established and supported by Marilyn and Ron Mitsch. Watch the presentation.

Hamline Law Review Symposium: A Century Later: Answering Roscoe Pound's Call for Change in the Administration of Justice

On Friday, April 13, 2007, the Hamline Law Review's Symposium, A Century Later: Answering Roscoe Pound's Call for Change in the Administration of Justice, explored the public perception of the legal profession, the role of legal educators and the processes by which we administer justice in the 21st century.

Dean Jon Garon introduced the symposium by framing the issues explored in the scholarship of the upcoming spring symposium issue of the Law Review, and the day included thoughtful presentations by scholars from across the country. Presenters included Daisy Hurst Floyd, dean and professor of law at Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law; Robert A. Stein, Everett Fraser professor of law at the University of Minnesota and former dean of the University of Minnesota law school; Howard Erichson, professor of law at Seton Hall Law School; Russell G. Pearce of Fordham Law School; Deborah J. Cantrell of Yale Law School; Professor Peter L. David of Touro Law School and Luke Bierman, architect of the ABA's Law School's Government Law Center. The published symposium will be available in fall. Visit the Hamline Law Review for more information: www.hamline.edu/law/journals/law_review.

Health Law Institute: Whither Competition? An Examination of Concentration in the Health Care Marketplace

This April 26, 2007 program examined the latest national trends in antitrust enforcement and considered how these new directions could impact health care markets in Minnesota. The program opened with a snapshot of current concentration in the Minnesota payor, hospital and physician specialty markets led by Julie Sonier, director of the Health Economics Program. Then nationally recognized antitrust scholar Thomas Greaney examined national healthcare consolidation and the legal and regulatory challenges to these new markets. Watch the presentation.