Consistent with its focus on social justice, UST Law offers a variety of courses preparing students to work in careers directly serving the common good or providing representation to the disadvantaged. These courses cover public-interest-related subjects in both the criminal and civil contexts. Other criminal law options can be found on the criminal law page.
All focused course work at UST Law consists of foundational courses that introduce the subject area, upper-level theory and practice courses that provide an academic background necessary for success, and experiential learning courses that provide students with the chance to apply their learning in simulations or outside the classroom.
The Supervised Research and Writing course (independent study), the Mentor Externship program, and the public service requirements can also be used to support focused course work.
|Adoption Law||International Human Rights|
|Canon Law of Marriage||Labor Law|
|Canon Law: Basic Principles||Law of Nonprofit Organizations|
|Children and the Law||Litigation with the Federal Government|
|Consumer Law||Native American Law|
|Crime & Punishment*||Personal Injury - Automobiles|
|Critical Perspectives: Race||Poverty Law I*|
|Domestic Violence||Poverty Law II*|
|Employment Discrimination||Race and the Law|
|Employment Law*||Social Security Law|
|First Amendment: Free Speech||The Religious Lawyer|
|First Amendment: Religious Liberty*||Worker's Compensation|
|Genocide: Prevention & Deterrence||Wrongful Convictions|
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Clinic: Community Justice Project
Clinic: Elder Law Practice Group
Clinic: Immigration Law
Energy Law Practicum
Minnesota Justice Foundation Seminar (Legal Scholarship for Equal Justice)
Public Interest Externship