UST School of Law is governed by the non-discrimination policy of its parent university. The University of St. Thomas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance in the employment of faculty or staff, the admission or treatment of students, or in the operation of its educational programs and activities. UST Law complies with this non-discrimination statement in all of its own activities, and it expects that employers to whom it furnishes assistance of any kind, including facilities for interviewing, do not discriminate on any of these grounds.
The Office of Career and Professional Development will not post job notices or otherwise disseminate employment information to students when a non-lawyer is seeking a law student to do legal research. This policy is to prevent students from being placed in a situation where they could be called upon to render a "legal opinion." Unless the research is being performed under the supervision and guidance of a licensed attorney, the "legal opinion" could be construed as practicing law without a license.
The recruiting practices of the military's Judge Advocate General (JAG) departments are inconsistent with the principles of equal opportunity employment without discrimination as set forth by the University of St. Thomas and by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Because the University receives funding from the federal government, the School of Law will, in accordance with the Solomon Amendment, permit JAG recruiters on campus.
The University of St. Thomas School of Law is a member of NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals. As a member, we follow NALP's guidelines for counseling and hiring. NALP's standards for job offers and other issues can be found on the NALP website. All UST students are expected to follow these guidelines.