Journal of Law and Public Policy

The University of St. Thomas Journal of Law & Public Policy is one of the St. Thomas School of Law’s two scholarly law journals. The Journal of Law & Public Policy is to advance the ideals embodied in the school’s mission through the exploration of conservative legal thought, public policy, and social justice.  The Journal’s Latin subtitle, Non in Legendo Sed in Intelligendo Leges Consistent, which translates into “the laws depend not on being read, but on being understood” is the guiding principle that informs the types of articles we publish and the sort of events we host.

The Journal of Law & Public Policy is a symposium-based journal that hosts two symposia per year. The Journal primarily publishes works presented by speakers at these symposia and selected student authored notes and comments each year. The symposium events are designed to promote student, faculty, and community engagement in a meaningful discussion about a current legal issue. Our symposia give members of the St. Thomas community a chance to examine policy issues closely connected with the mission and vision of the University of St. Thomas School of Law. 

Issues of JLPP (10.1 is the latest) can be accessed here.

2016-17 Leadership
Editor-in-Chief
Patrick O’Neill 

Managing Editor
Myriah Bielinski 
Articles Editor
Jennifer Parell
Symposium Director
Derek Stewart
Recruitment Director
Taylor Hein 
Secretary
Holly Ryan
Publications Director
Elizabeth Vadakara
  Associate Editors
Chelsea Barr
Sarah Bryant
Janelle Chambers 
Lauren Clements 
Brittany Dingman
Clarice Fredrickson
Hannah Hanlon 
Sheilagh Leary 
Sam LeVahn 
Joshua Nuckols
Megan Oliver
Eric Penniston 
Nicole Raebel 
Molly Sigler 
Clinton Stroeing 
Zachary Sutherland 

Faculty Advisors
Teresa Collett
Robert Delahunty
Michael Stokes Paulsen
Charles Reid