Chief Justice Keith: Politics and Law

June 16, 2021

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Start time: June 16, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. CT

Duration: 90 minutes

Please join us for a virtual event honoring the life and legal legacy of former Chief Justice A.M. Sandy Keith (1928-2020). A colorful character who loved people, Sandy Keith lived a long and active life full of many accomplishments that shaped the Minnesota legal community. He served in all three branches of Minnesota government—as state legislator, lieutenant governor, and associate justice and later chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Program Details


Adam Samaha
Inez Milholland Professor of Civil Liberties
NYU School of Law

Adam will relay the path of Chief Justice Keith’s life and accomplishments. A native of Minnetonka, Minnesota, he clerked for Chief Justice Keith after graduating from Harvard Law School in 1996. Later, he also clerked for Justice Stevens on the United States Supreme Court. In between and after his clerkships, Adam worked as an associate at Robins Kaplan LLP for several years, before teaching full time.


Kathleen A. Blatz
Former Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court
Interim President and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

Harriet Lansing
Former Judge, Minnesota Court of Appeals
Commissioner and former President, Uniform Law Commission

Michael A. Wolff
Former Chief Justice, Missouri Supreme Court
Professor and Dean Emeritus, St. Louis University Law School

CLE Accreditation
Robins Kaplan LLP will seek approval with Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board in Minnesota for 1.5 hours of standard credit.

Questions? Contact Christine Berndt at or 612.349.8404.

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