In its tenth year, the Holloran Center continues to focus on its mission to help the next generation form professional identities with a moral core of responsibility and service to others. The HolloranCenter's mission is to provide innovative interdiscipinary research, curriculum development, and programs focusing wholistically on the formation of both students and paracticing professional into ethical leaders in their communities.
William Sullivan, co-director of all five of the Carnegie Foundation's studies of higher education for the professions and co-author of EDUCATING LAWYERS: PREPARATION FOR THE PROFESSION OF LAW (2007), notes in a just-published article that:
"The Holloran Center, long a thought leader on the critical role of professional formation in the development of effective, service oriented lawyers, has responded to this disruption [of the markets for legal services] by several ground-breaking empirical studies that lay out the goals for positive innovation. They detail the competencies beginning lawyers need (including a foundation of an ethical professional identity) in order to succeed in this changing, much less stable professional environment."
News from the Holloran Center
Order the ROADMAP now!
The ROADMAP is now available to order online from ABA Books and Amazon!
NALP Publishes Review of Prof. Neil Hamilton's ROADMAP Book.
The National Association for Law Placement publishes a review of Prof. Neil Hamilton's book, ROADMAP: The Law Student's Guide to Preparing and Implementing a successful Plan for Meaningful Employment.
Louis Bilionis, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at University of Cincinnati College of Law, Appointed New Holloran Center Fellow
The University of St. Thomas School of Law's Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions is pleased to announce the appointment of Louis Bilionis, Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati College of Law as a Fellow of the Holloran Center.
New Course at UST Law taught by Holloran Center Director and CEO of CEBC
Holloran Center Director, Professor Neil Hamilton, and the CEO of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, Ron James, are co-teaching a new class in the M.S.L. in Organizational Ethics & Compliance program.
The National Law Journal Highlights Professor Jerry Organ's Research on Enrollment, Cost, and Admission Trends of Law Schools
The National Law Journal features a story about Professor Jerry Organ's recent presentation to the Association of American Law Schools' annual meeting on the variable affordability of law schools, focusing specifically on how geography ad LSAT scores affect tuition costs for students.
Norm Linnell and Fr. Daniel Griffith Named Holloran Center Fellows
The Holloran Center is pleased to announce the appointment of two new fellows, Norm Linnell and Fr. Daniel Griffith.
Professor Jerry Organ Recognized as National Jurist's 'Most Influential People'
For the second year in a row, Professor Jerry Organ is recognized as one of the “Most Influential People in Legal Education” by the National Jurist for his work requiring law schools to post scholarship retention policies.
The Holloran Center and the University of St Thomas School of Law joins National Consortium
In 2012, the Holloran Center was selected to join the leading consortium of law schools devoted to collaboration and innovation in implementing the changes recommended by the 2007 Carnegie Foundation report.
ANNOUNCING: Law Firm Competency Models and Student Professional Success: Building on a Foundation of Professional Formation/ Professionalism
Professor Neil Hamilton, director of the Holloran Center, recently published "Law Firm Competency Models and Student Professional Success: Building on a Foundation of Professional Formation/ Professionalism"
Professor Jerry Organ on Admissions and Enrollment Trends and Projections
Professor Jerry Organ posted two new blog articles on the "Legal Whiteboard Blog" providing analysis and insights into national law school admissions trends for Fall 2013, and trends from 2010 to 2012.
Key Publications and Scholarship
Leadership Models in Health Care-A Case for Servant Leadership
Mayo Clin Proc. (2014)
Empirical Evidence that Legal Education Can Foster Student Professionalism/Professional Formation
Forthcoming, University of St Thomas Law Journal, 2013
Encouraging Each Student's Personal Responsibility for Core Competencies Including Professionalism
Prof. Law. (2012)
Legal Education’s Ethical Challenge: Empirical Research on How Most Effectively to Foster Each Student’s Professional Formation (Professionalism)
U. St. Thomas L.J. (2012).
Fostering Professional Formation (Professionalism): Lessons from the Carnegie Foundation’s Five Studies on Educating Professionals
Creighton L. Rev (2012).
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University of St. Thomas - School of Law
Schultz Grand AtriumHow Much Ethical Behavior Can We Expect From Our Government and Business Leaders? Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:30:00 CDT
Pepperdine University School of Law
Malibu, California2015 Deans' Forum on Advancing Professional Formation Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:00:00 CST
University of St. Thomas -- Minneapolis Campus
Schulze HallBig Data and Privacy: Navigating Benefits, Risks and Ethical Boundaries Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:30:00 CDT
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Schulze Grand AtriumTerrorism in America: What are the current threats, and is the U.S. government doing enough to defend us? Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:00:00 CDT
University of St. Thomas School of LawThe Future for In-House Counsel Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:00:00 CDT