The University of St. Thomas School of Law is partnering with Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis as its signature public service relationship. The School of Law will host its fall public service day event at St. Joseph's Home for Children. Additionally, each month students will also staff Catholic Charities Transition program helping the unemployed with resumes, job searching, and basic computer skills.
The School of Law and Catholic Charities share a common Catholic heritage and values. Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis is a nationally recognized nonprofit annually serving over 37,000 people with a focus on strengthening families and working to end poverty and homelessness in the twin cities metropolitan area.
The University of St Thomas School of Law, consistent with its Mission and Vision, requires a minimum of fifty hours of public service from all of its graduates. Students regularly exceed the minimum requirements. The student run Public Service Board promotes and participates in service programs designed to address the needs of the disadvantaged and underserved. The volunteer opportunities Catholic Charities is able to provide nicely match the types of public service the School of Law seeks to engage.