Magistrate Judge Steven E. Rau, who died Nov. 8 at the age of 63, had deep connections to Mitchell Hamline School of Law and a legacy of service to the institution. A 1983 graduate of William Mitchell College of Law–a predecessor school to Mitchell Hamline—Rau served from 2016-18 on the law school’s board of trustees. He was a founding member of the Warren E. Burger Inn of Court at the school and, in 2016, received the Marcy S. Wallace Award from the Mitchell Hamline Law Review.
“Steve Rau was a good friend to this law school and believed deeply in the mission of educating new lawyers. He was an energetic and lively board member—and one who was genuinely fun to work with. We will miss him terribly, as I’m sure will the entire legal community,” said Peter Knapp, interim president and dean at Mitchell Hamline.
A scholarship fund has been established at the school in Rau’s honor.
To read a story in the St. Paul Pioneer Press about Rau’s passing, click here.
To read his obituary in the Star Tribune, click here.