Areas of Study

University of St. Thomas School of Law faculty

Because of the strength of our program and our commitment to educating well-rounded lawyers, St. Thomas Law offers a vast catalog of courses that can be tailored to fit the professional aspirations of each student. Whether your passion is corporate law, civil litigation, dispute resolution, criminal law, family law, public interest law, international law or one of the many other specialty areas of law, the faculty and staff at St. Thomas can help advise you on a curriculum that truly fits with your personal and professional goals.

As one of the first law schools in the nation to offer graduate degrees in organizational ethics and compliance, St. Thomas Law offers a formal J.D. concentration in this area. Below are examples of areas in which you can choose to focus your study, each including a select list of courses.

Business and Corporate Law

Accounting for Lawyers

Administrative Law

Antitrust Law

Banking Law

Bankruptcy

Business Associations

Business Externship

Business Planning

Clinic: Bankruptcy Litigation

Clinic: Nonprofit Organizations (I and II)

Contracts

Corporate Finance

Corporate Governance

Employment Law

Environmental Law

Ethical Leadership in Corporate Practice

Federal Estate and Gift Tax

Federal Income Taxation

Financial Markets

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Litigation

International Business Transactions

Mergers and Acquisitions

Negotiations

Patent Law

Payment Systems (Inc. Neg. Instr.)

Pensions and Employee Benefits

Sales

Secured Transactions

Securities Regulation

Topics: Broker Dealer Regulation

Topics: Corporate and Securities Law

Topics: Private Fund Regulation

Transactional Drafting

Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Administrative Law

Advanced Evidence

Advanced Torts

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Civil Pretrial Litigation

Civil Procedure

Civil Procedure II

Client Interviewing and Counseling

Clinic: Appellate

Clinic: Community Justice Project

Clinic: Consumer Bankruptcy

Clinic: Elder Law Practice Group

Clinic: Immigration Law Practice Group

Clinic: Immigration Appellate

Conflict of Laws

Constitutional Litigation Practicum

Contracts

Evidence

Federal Jurisdiction

Judicial Externship

Lawyering Skills (I, II and III)

Litigation with the Federal Government

Mediation

Moot Court Competition

Negotiations

Personal Injury: No Fault

Auto Insurance

Property

Real Estate Transactions

Remedies

Torts

Trial Advocacy

Criminal Law

Advanced Evidence

Client Interviewing and Counseling

Clinic: Community Justice Project

Clinic: Federal Commutations

Crime and Punishment

Criminal Law

Criminal Practice

Criminal Procedure I: Investigation and Pre-Trial

Criminal Procedure II: Trial and Post-Trial

Domestic Violence

Evidence

Infamous Trials

Judicial Externship

Misdemeanor Defense Externship (I and II)

Moot Court and Mock Trial Teams

Negotiations

Public Interest Externship

Sentencing Law

Topics: Investigations

Trial Advocacy

White Collar Crime and Compliance

Wrongful Convictions

General Practice

Administrative Law

Advanced Evidence

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bankruptcy

Business Associations

Civil Pre-Trial Litigation

Civil Procedure

Client Interviewing and Counseling

Clinic: Bankruptcy Litigation

Clinic: Elder Law Practice Group

Clinic: Immigration Law Practice Group

Consumer Law

Contracts

Criminal Procedure I: Investigation and Pre-Trial

Criminal Procedure II: Trial and Post-Trial

Employment Law

Estate Planning and Administration

Family Law

Real Estate Transactions

Personal Injury: No Fault

Auto Insurance

Professional Responsibility

Property

Small Firm Practice

Torts

Wills, Estates and Trusts

Workers’ Compensation

Global and Comparative Law

Administrative Law

Clinic: Immigration Law Practice Group

Comparative Constitutional Law

Immigration Law

International Business Transactions

International and Comparative Intellectual Property

International Finance

International Human Rights

International Law

International Law and Catholic Social Thought

Islam and Civil Liberties in Europe

Topics: Hate Speech

Topics: Introduction to European Union Law

Public Interest and Social Justice

Administrative Law

Alternative Dispute Resolutions

Canon Law of Marriage

Clinic: Bankruptcy Litigation

Clinic: Community Justice Project

Clinic: Consumer Bankruptcy

Clinic: Elder Law Practice Group

Clinic: Immigration Law Practice Group

Clinic: Immigration Appellate

Clinic: Nonprofit Organizations

Clinic: Religious Liberty

Constitutional Law

Consumer Law

Crime and Punishment

Domestic Violence

Energy Law Practicum

Environmental Law

Equal Justice Applied Research

First Amendment: Religious Liberty

Foundations of Justice

Immigration Law

International Human Rights

International Law and Catholic Social Thought

Islam and Civil Liberties in Europe

Litigation with the Federal Government

Mediation

Personal Injury: Automobiles

Poverty Law

Public Interest Externship

Social Security Law

Topics: Law and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Topics: Race, Ethnicity and Health

Workers’ Compensation

Wrongful Convictions

Organizational Ethics and Compliance

Administrative Law

Banking Law

Compliance Programming: Design, Operation, and Performance

Corporate Governance

Employment Law

Enterprise Risk Management

Environmental Law

Ethical Culture

Ethical Leadership in Corporate Practice

Executive Perspectives in Ethics and Compliance

Financial Markets

Health Law (I and II)

Immigration Law

International Business Transactions

Introduction to Legal Reasoning

Negotiations

Securities Regulations

Topics: Broker Dealer Regulation and Compliance

Topics: Compliance Externship

Topics: Food and Drug Law

Topics: Investigations

Topics: Private Fund Regulation

White Collar Crime and Compliance

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