Hamline News

May 30, 2012

Larson, Marisam speak to media

Hamline Law professors David Allen Larson and Jason Marisam recently spoke to the media.

Larson was interviewed by the Minnesota Daily, the newspaper for the University of Minnesota, regarding appropriate compensation rates for Graduate Assistant Instructors. The interview explored whether graduate assistant compensation at the University of Minnesota should be based upon graduate assistant compensation levels at other Big Ten Conference universities, based upon some fraction of the salaries received by full time faculty members, or based upon a combination of those two measurements.

Meanwhile, Marisam spoke to KSTP Channel 5 about the latest litigation surrounding the 35W bridge collapse. KSTP reported that the Supreme Court will not block Minnesota's lawsuit against a California design firm over the deadly 2007 interstate bridge collapse in Minneapolis that killed 13 people. Marisam explained that it is not unusual for governments to change liability laws when there is an overriding public interest in doing so.

Learn more:
MN Daily: Some grad students hurt more from proposed tuition hike
KSTP Video: Court won't block suit in Minnesota bridge collapse