Alumni, students and friends have continually supported the School of Law in so many ways. UST Law alumni are national leaders among all ABA accredited law schools in the category of annual giving - reaching number one for nine consecutive years. UST Law alumni, students and friends show their generosity and continued commitment to the success of the law school each year.
Gifts are critical to the mission of UST Law. Gifts allow students to receive scholarships, fellowships and loan forgiveness programs that reduce their cost of attending law school. Gifts enable the recruitment of excellent faculty members, scholars who participate in knowledge creation on a national and international level, and who are also exceptional teachers, guiding our students as they advance in both substantive knowledge and professional skill development. Gifts support many facets of the law school, including the Schoenecker Law Library, the office of Career and Professional Development, our highly regarded clinical programs, our nationally renowned Mentor Externship program, the Murphy Institute and the Holloran Center. All of these services and programs depend on the investment of the time, energy and financial resources of the alumni and friends of the School of Law.
Your commitment remains essential to our long-term success. We encourage you to participate in the Annual Giving Campaign for this fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). To ensure your gift is included in this year's Annual Giving Campaign, please give by June 30. There are three ways to give: create a Sustaining Relationship by setting-up an automatic yearly or monthly deduction, give by check, or give by credit card (on-line or by mail).
A sustaining relationship allows a donor to demonstrate support for UST Law and its mission over a longer period of time. Participation continues automatically on a monthly or yearly basis. Donors who enter into a sustaining relationship will be removed from all other annual giving solicitations, including phone calls in spring and early summer.
Sustaining relationship members can increase, decrease or cancel a monthly or yearly gift at any time. To create a sustaining relationship, complete the Sustaining Relationship form today. Mail the completed form to Development Office, University of St. Thomas, P.O. Box 64947, Saint Paul, MN 55164-0947. You may also complete the form over the telephone by contacting the UST Development Office at (651) 962-6999 or (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-6999.
Online giving is a convenient way to make a one-time gift to any designation. You may access our online giving by going to "Giving Quick Links" on the right side of this page and clicking on any of the School of Law designations. Gifts made on-line should be made by June 25 to ensure that they are processed by the June 30 deadline.
If the June 25 deadline for on-line gifts has passed, you may still give on or before June 30th by contacting the Director of Alumni Relations Nicole Fredricks Jackson at 651-962-4863 or Senior Development Officer Kristi Flanagan Villar at 651-962-6999 or 1-800-328-6819, ext. 2-6999, for assistance.
If you would like to make your gift by check, you may complete the Giving Form and mail it along with the check to: Development Office, University of St. Thomas, P.O. Box 64947, Saint Paul, MN 55164-0947. Gifts by mail must be postmarked by June 30 to count toward the current year's campaign.
Your employer may have a matching gift program. For a list of participating programs and eligibility, go to www.matchinggifts.com/uost.
Every gift to the School of Law or other University designation during the Annual Giving Campaign, July 1-June 30, counts toward participation. Consider participating by contributing to any of these law school designations:
Securing gifts to the School of Law Scholarship designation for scholarships, grants and fellowships is a top priority for the School of Law. Financial aid helps to develop and enhance the law school's national profile by attracting top students. Click here to support the School of Law Scholarship designation.
The School of Law Annual Fund bridges the gap between tuition income and the actual cost of educating students each year. Contributions help preserve and improve the excellence of the School of Law, making them vital to a high-quality legal education. By definition, Annual Fund gifts are applied to annual operating budgets and are not used for more permanent, enduring resources such as endowed chairs/professorships and buildings, nor are they used to support the centers associated with the School of Law. Click here to support the Annual Fund.
The Law School Reunion Scholarship designation was established for the purpose of providing financial assistance to an incoming first year law student who shows great promise to be an outstanding law student and member of the law community. This year's Reunion Scholarship honors the Class of 2008's Five Year Reunion. Click here to support the Class Reunion Scholarship.
In the fall of 2011, the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Scholarship was established to recognize an incoming first-year law student who shows great promise to be an outstanding law student and member of the law community. The scholarship seeks to support a student who demonstrates the skills and passion to be a leader in the BLSA student organization. School of Law BSLA alumni Kevin Mitchell ’09, Artika Tyner ’06, and Tisidra Jones ’12 were instrumental in the creation of the scholarship. Click here to support the BLSA Scholarship.
Consistent with its mission of encouraging faith-based social justice initiatives, the School of Law is committed to a meaningful loan repayment assistance program for alumni who work in public service jobs. Supporting the Loan Forgiveness Program - Law School designation will help ensure that School of Law graduates will be able to take, and stay in, positions that address unmet legal and community needs. The Loan Repayment Assistance Program helps to extend the reach of the School of Law mission in caring for the poor and underserved with high-quality legal representation. Click here to support the Loan Forgiveness Program.
The UST - MN Justice Foundation Public Interest Fellowship Grant (MJF) giving category provides alumni another avenue to support the School of Law's mission of improving the conditions of the disadvantaged and underserved, reflecting the school's commitment to social justice. Alumni participating in the UST-MJF Public Interest Legal Fellowship support, dollar for dollar, a UST Law student who works for an MJF-participating legal aid office or public interest organization.
By participating in the 3L Class Gift - Law School giving category, UST School of Law 3Ls carry forward a yearly tradition of participating in a class gift campaign, while showing their solidarity as a class. Each year the class gift includes two parts: (1) a tangible item selected by the class and (2) a public interest law fellowship that will be awarded to a student working for a public interest organization during the summer one year after the 3L class graduates. Click here to support the 3L Class Gift.