Parenteau Graves talked with multiple alumni from the University of Minnesota Law School to write this cover article for the spring 2020 edition of  “Minnesota Law.”

“We embrace our ability to propel legal education forward in important new ways so our graduates will become effective problem-solvers across a variety of fields and industries,” Dean Garry W. Jenkins, William S. Pattee Professor of Law, told us as we researched this article. “We seek to graduate pathbreaking, consensus-building, keenly trained professionals who can solve problems with creativity and integrity in a rapidly changing world.”

Read more about what University of Minnesota Law School alumni are doing in this new economy.


Parenteau Graves had the privilege of providing strategic communications for the 2019 announcement of five Bush Prize winners for Community Innovation. These five extraordinary winners have amazing track records of community problem-solving. Read the full announcement.

Read the Minnesota Law profile of Professor Fred Morrison, who is celebrating 50 years at the University of Minnesota Law School. In the same edition, Parenteau Graves also talked to Professor Kristin Hickman about transparency in taxation.

Kathy Graves received a silver award from the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association’s Excellence Awards for her profile of University of Minnesota Law School professor Richard Painter. Read the profile in Perspectives magazine.

Parenteau Graves developed the media strategy and led media relations for the announcement of the 2019 Bush Fellows. This group of 24 extraordinary leaders was chosen from an applicant pool of nearly 700. They are visionary people who are thinking big about how creatively solve problems in their communities. Read the announcement.

Parenteau Graves has the privilege of working with Westminster Presbyterian Church on strategic communications. Most recently, we led communications for the opening of the church’s beautiful, mission-driven expansion on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. Read the Star Tribune story.

Parenteau Graves talked with Professor Susan Wolf, who holds professorships in law and medicine at the University of Minnesota, about her groundbreaking work for Minnesota Law Magazine. Read the full article.

Parenteau Graves developed the media strategy and led media relations for the announcement of the 2017 and 2018 Bush Prize for Community Innovation winners. The Bush Prize celebrates organizations that are extraordinary not only in what they do but in how they do it. Read about the 2017 winners and the 2018 winners.

Parenteau Graves has worked with the Miami-based Knight Foundation for four years on the St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge, funding ideas that engage and enrich St. Paul through the arts. Knight recently announced 29 intriguing projects that will tell the stories of the people of St. Paul. Read the Pioneer Press coverage.

The Center for New Americans at the University of Minnesota Law School received a $25 million grant from the Robina Foundation this week. Parenteau Graves has worked with the Center on its website content as well as written about the organization for Perspectives magazine. Read more about the award, and the Perspectives article  here.