Why UST Law?

Why choose the University of St. Thomas School of Law

As a student at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, you have the opportunity to study and work with some of the nation's leading legal scholars, form relationships that will set you up to achieve professional success, and impact the community through clinical practice, all before you receive your diploma. The nation’s top law school for practical training, we do this through the instruction of an exceptional faculty of professors who are ranked #9 nationwide, meaningful and relevant connections formed in the #1 externship program in the country, and a challenging and respectful atmosphere that frequently puts UST Law in the top 10 of Princeton Review’s best law schools for quality of life.

We draw passionate students from around the world with a wide range of experiences, voices and beliefs who want to improve the world in which they live. Although debate is common and often intense, our students understand their role in maintaining the quality of life that initially drew them to UST Law. While most of our students are only a few years removed from undergraduate life, a growing number of nontraditional students study and learn here – with our new master’s and LL.M. programs in Organizational Ethics and Compliance adding to the diversity of the group.

At UST Law, you are taught not just to become a lawyer, but how to build relationships through service to your clients, the community, and those who are most in need of legal assistance. Our 11 legal clinics put your knowledge and skills into practice, representing real clients in the areas of community justice, immigration, federal commutation, nonprofit and elder law, among others. The judicial, public interest and business externship programs at UST Law allow you to work in the field while earning credit for your experience. And a full calendar of professional and social events allows you to interact with judges, attorneys, employers and fellow law students both on campus and off.

Welcome to UST Law!