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Larry Bakken

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Larry A. Bakken has been a full-time professor of law at Hamline University School of Law since 1975 and has taught in Hamline's Graduate School of Public Administration Management for more than twenty years. Professor Bakken holds a B.A. from Concordia College, an M.S. in Economics from North Dakota State University, a J.D. from the University of North Dakota, and an LL.M. from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law. He concentrates his teaching in public/regulatory areas, conflict resolution, and business. Currently he is teaching courses in administrative law, alternative dispute resolution, public finance law, and local government law. Professor Bakken has also served as a mayor and council member for fourteen years. He has served as president of the League of Minnesota Cities and as a member of the National League of Cities Board of Directors. Among his publications are Justice in the Wilderness, Minnesota Administrative Practice and Procedure, "The Conduct of Legislators" in Ethics, Government and Public Policy, and "Mediation and Public Policy." In addition, he has written a variety of articles on conflict resolution, comparative law, and Canadian-United States trade. Professor Bakken has been dean of the Hamline Graduate School, was a Fulbright scholar in Lithuania, and regularly teaches in Scandinavia and the Baltic countries. He has conducted research projects for the Administrative Conference of the United States, the Minnesota Revisor of Statutes, and the Minnesota legislature. Professor Bakken has also had over twenty-five years of experience in business and is an active commercial arbitrator. He has owned and published an international magazine and has more than a decade of banking experience with both rural banks and large regional institutions. He also has legislative-related experience, and experience in commerce and banking issues. He has negotiated numerous international agreements for nonprofit institutions, and he consults frequently in areas related to strategic planning, conflict management, and improving council-citizen relations. May 2010

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