Deinard Memorial Lecture on Law & Medicine


The Deinard Memorial Lecture on Law & Medicine is supported by generous donations from the family of Amos S. Deinard, Sr. (1898-1985) and Benedict S. Deinard (1899-1969). The Deinard brothers both attended the University of Minnesota Law School and Harvard Law School, and were founding partners of the Minneapolis-based law firm of Leonard, Street and Deinard (now Stinson Leonard Street), which is also a funder of the series.

Amos Deinard was a distinguished attorney widely known for his persistent work to eliminate discrimination in hiring. Appointed to the Minneapolis Fair Employment Practices Commission in 1945 by Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey, he served on the Commission for 17 years, 15 of them as chairman.

Benedict Deinard was a successful trial lawyer, an Adjunct Law Professor at the University of Minnesota, a Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Justice Department during World War II, and one of 4 civilians asked to participate in the Nuremberg war crimes trials.

This lecture series is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences; Center for Bioethics; and Joint Degree Program in Law, Science & Technology.