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Judge Laura Thomas

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed July 6, 2020, by Governor Tim Walz. Current term expires Jan. 2023.


Education:

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law
B.A., University of St. Thomas


Past Employment:

  • Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Law Clinics, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Solo Practitioner, 2002 – 2014
  • Rider Bennett, Associate, 1999 – 2001
  • Hanson Marek Bolkcom & Greene, Associate, 1997 - 1999
  • Law clerk, Otter Tail County Judge Harlan Nelson and Otter Tail County Judge Thomas Stringer, 1996 - 1997

Professional Activities:

  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Child Advocacy in Family Court Committee, 2018 - 2019

Community Activities:

  • Leader, Block Club
  • Member, Minneapolis Uptown Rotary
  • Volunteer, Joyce Food Shelf

Awards:

Stanley V. Kinyon Clinical Teacher of the Year, 2018, 2010
 

Publications:

Law in Practice (West Academic Publishing, 2014; 2d ed., 2018) with Prof. Prentiss Cox