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Mark your calendar now for another memorable Dean's Dinner in 2007


The 2007 Hamline Law Dean's Dinner promises to offer a dynamic keynote presentation featuring Dean Veryl Miles of the Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. and Pepperdine University School of Law Dean Kenneth Starr. The program, set for Monday, November 12, will focus on the changes wrought by legal education on deans and by deans on legal education.

Dean Miles has been dean at the Columbus School of Law since 2005, having joined the faculty in 1987. From 2001-2003 she served as deputy director of the Association of American Law Schools. A scholar in the areas of consumer bankruptcy and commercial law, she has been a leading voice in both civil rights and legal education.

Dean Starr has been dean at Pepperdine University School of Law since 2004. Prior to joining Pepperdine, he served as counselor to U.S. Attorney General William French Smith, judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, solicitor general of the United States, and independent counsel on the Whitewater matter. Dean Starr continues to represent pro bono clients before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Each of these distinguished deans brings a unique perspective on law, public policy and legal education to this exciting event. The Dean's Dinner will create a unique and compelling conversation regarding the shape of our legal community in the decades to come.

The 2007 Hamline Law Dean's Dinner will take place in the unique surroundings of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. A cocktail reception from 6-7 p.m. will provide good opportunities to catch up with Hamline alumni and faculty members, as well as to meet fellow members of the Twin Cities legal community. Dinner will be served in the dramatic Graves Hall, with time for visiting the galleries before the program begins.

For information on advance sponsorship opportunities for the 2007 Dean's Dinner, please contact Susan H. Stephan at 651-523-2338 or sstephan01@hamline.edu.