Outside of the Alumni Association Board and Committees, there are many other ways that alumni can remain engaged and connected to each other, faculty, staff and the broader School of Law community.
Alumni can remain engaged and connected with the School of Law community by volunteering for to help various law school departments, including the Admissions Office, Career and Professional Development Office, the Board of Advocates, the Law Journal, and the Mentor Externship Program. Alumni may also volunteer to participate in the Public Service Day, to present a CLE, or to speak in a classroom. For more information on presenting a CLE or speaking in a classroom, please contact the Director of Alumni Relations Nicole Fredricks Jackson at (651) 962-4863 or email@example.com.
Admissions (Back to Top)
Alumni can help recruit new students in a variety of ways, including:
One of the most important things you can do for admissions is to provide timely and accurate information to the School of Law. Prospective students want to know where our alumni are working and what practice areas are represented. We want our marketing materials to contain up-to-date and accurate information. Please help admissions by completing surveys from the law school and continuing to support on-campus programming. To become involved, contact: Cari Haaland, Assistant Dean for Admissions and International Studies, by e-mail or at (651) 962-4872.
Career and Professional Development Office (Back to Top)
The Career and Professinal Development Office (CPD) can always use your help to assist our current students in their career planning and job searches. Visit the CPD Information for Alumni for more information.
Board of Advocates (Back to Top)
The Board of Advocates (BOA) is a student organization that oversees all UST Law advocacy competitions. In addition to promoting student participation in existing competitions, the BOA evaluates the many advocacy competition invitations it receives. The board intends to continue expanding the number and variety of advocacy skills-building opportunities available to UST Law students.
Integral to the success of these unique educational opportunities is the participation of volunteer judges, attorneys, law professors and other legal professionals to coach and judge our students.
UST Law students participate currently in these advocacy competitions:
For further information about specific competitions and how you can help as a coach and/or judge, please contact: Professor Mark Osler, Faculty Advisor.
Law Journal (Back to Top)
For information relating to alumni opportunities for involvement with the Law Journal, please visit the Law Journal Alumni website.
Mentor Externship Program (Back to Top)
Feeling more comfortable in your work as a lawyer? Wanting to share your wisdom, knowledge and insight with a UST Law student? Volunteer to serve as a mentor! To become involved, contact: Judith Rush, Director of Mentor Externship Program.
Public Service Day (Back to Top)
Alumni are very aware of the “service ethic” actively shared by students, faculty and staff. Each spring alumni are invited back to take part in the Annual University of St. Thomas Law Community Service Day. This day is a great chance for alumni to reconnect with professors and administrators while working along side new students completing a variety of service projects.
The Society of the Arches formally acknowledges and recognizes the contribution of alumni volunteers to the University community. Alumni volunteer activity is credited toward achievement levels by semesters of participation. Membership is open to all alumni.
In order for us to give you credit for your volunteer activity with the School of Law community, please let the Alumni Relations Office know what law school activities (i.e., coaching, speaking to a student group, presenting a CLE, etc.) you have been involved with each semester.
UST School of Law Lawyer Search is a networking and business development tool, launched in 2009, for the benefit of all UST Law alumni. Here are a few highlights about the utility of Lawyer Search:
Lawyer Search provides alums with an opportunity to market his/her services to one another and members of the public looking to hire a UST School of Law graduate.
Lawyer Search provides alumni with the opportunity to stay connected with one another.
Faculty, current students and prospective students want to know where alumni are working and what practice areas are represented among the alumni. One of the most important things alumni can do to help current students is to provide timely and accurate information to the School of Law about what they are doing and where they are working.
Lawyer Search allows people looking to hire or connect with School of Law alumni to search in several ways, including by practice area, state, and class.
Only UST Law Alumni can register to be featured on Lawyer Search, but anyone may search Lawyer Search to find and hire a UST Law Alumni.
The School of Law is committed to providing opportunities for alumni connect with one another and the law school community, including students and faculty. The following on-line social networks are available to keep alumni connected with one another and informed about news, events, programs, and opportunities:
UST School of Law (MN), Alumni Association - Group Page
UST School of Law - Fan Page
The University of St. Thomas School of Law provides graduates with a free, permanent and easy to remember email address. Alumni email allows law graduates to stay connected to each other and to the School of Law community. You can use your alumni email as your primary email account, or you can forward it to any other email address you own.
Directions on forwarding your UST email are available here.
There are also several benefits and resources that are available for School of Law alumni. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at the Law School at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 962-4863.
The School of Law encourages alumni to consider its facilities when planning meetings, conferences and other professional gatherings. The building offers state-of-the-art technology, and catering services are available. To request space for conferences, large events or use of the Schulze Grand Atrium, please contact Angela Dzik, Special Events Coordinator, by e-mail or by telephone at (651) 962-4873.
The Office of Communications and Alumni Relations Office for the School of Law play an important role in keeping alumni connected. The office provides excellent service, through print and electronic communications to law alumni. As alumni you are eligible to receive publications that keep you in touch with the profession, your fellow alumni, and events at the University of St. Thomas.
All School of Law alumni receive a monthly electronic newsletter designed to keep graduates updated on School of Law events and recent developments. To receive these newsletters, send your current e-mail address to the Alumni Relations Office at email@example.com.
To view the current e-Newsletter, as well as prior issues, please click here.
School of Law Magazine: St. Thomas Lawyer
In 2008, the School of Law published the first issue of its magazine, the St. Thomas Lawyer. The publications’ mission is to engage alumni and other constituents about people and programs of the School of Law, emphasizing the vitality of our mission, the excellence of our students, faculty and staff, the breadth and depth of our intellectual activity and the school’s enduring ties to the legal profession and judiciary.
Alumni are encouraged to submit ideas for stories, general information, write articles and provide suggestions and feedback for the St. Thomas Lawyer. Contact Chato Hazelbaker by e-mail or by telephone at (651) 962-4888. If you would like to receive a copy of the magazine, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Thomas Magazine
As members of a broader UST alumni family, all School of Law graduates receive the award-winning St. Thomas magazine. This magazine, published three times a year, gives you insight to the entire St. Thomas community.
Twice a year you will also receive Connections, the University's Alumni Association’s events and programs newsletter.
As members of an intellectually challenging and demanding profession, your journey of life-long learning and intellectual growth is critical to long-term success. The School of Law can assist you as you expand your knowledge base and explore new avenues of practical and scholarly development.
Audit Law School Classes
Are there electives you wish you had taken that never fit into your class schedule? Are there new classes offered at UST Law that were not available when you were a student? UST Law alumni can audit any law school course, free of charge, on a space available basis with faculty permission. For more information, please contact Jill Akervik, Law School Registrar at email@example.com or at (651) 962-4928.
Bar Examination Assistance
The School of Law is committed to a 100 percent bar exam pass rate for all its graduates. Both before and after graduation, the Office of Academic Achievement will provide one-to-one support for bar preparation. Bar preparation assistance is available to each graduate at any time during his or her professional career, and for any bar examination in the United States. For more information, please contact Scott Swanson, Director of Academic Achievement by e-mail or by telephone at (651) 962-4857.
Continuing Legal Education
Each year, the School of Law hosts forums at which national and local scholars, teachers, practitioners and judges present on wide variety of topics including the practice of law, the administration of justice, an exploration of our mission, and the professions. Many of these presentations qualify for continuing legal education credits, and many are offered at a significantly reduced rate or at no cost. Alumni are always invited and are always welcome to attend. Information about CLEs, as well as other events, is located on the Alumni Events page and are included in the montly Alumni e-Newsletter.
Both new and veteran lawyers often seek the assistance and counsel of lawyers who excel in a specific legal niche. Each School of Law faculty member is committed to sharing knowledge related to his or her specialty with law school graduates. If you have a question or inquiry related to a specific area of the law, consider calling on an expert within the St. Thomas law community. For a complete list of faculty and specialty areas, visit the Faculty Directory.
The School of Law’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) provides up to $6,000 in annual assistance for up to 10 years for qualifying applicants. In general, graduates who provide legal services to the poor and under-served will be eligible to receive loan assistance for loans taken out to pay for law school tuition.
In addition, the State of Minnesota offers a second LRAP program for which you may qualify as well.
For information on loan repayment options, consolidation, deferment, forbearance, and the Public Service Loan Foregiveness Program, please visit the Graudate Financial Aid website.
To update and change your name the Registrar's Office requires you to provide a copy of documentation showing the name change (i.e., passport, marriage certificate or court order). You may send in your name change request and accompanying documentation by:
Please contact Nicole Fredricks Jackson, Director of Alumni Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 962-4863 with any questions.
Replacement diplomas are available for all alumni. For more information please visit Replacement Diplomas page.
For information on ordering official university transcripts by please visit the Official Transcript Order Form page.
If you would like to update your preferred mailing address, email, telephone number, or your employment information, please complete the on-line Update Contact Information form. To update your name, please see information on "Name Change" above.