Published on: Friday, January 27, 2012
Minnesota Lawyer has named University of St. Thomas School of Law faculty Thomas M. Mengler and Neil Hamilton recipients of the “Outstanding Service to the Profession” award. Dean and Ryan Chair in Law Mengler and Professor and Director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions Hamilton will be presented at a ceremony on February 3, 2012.
Dean Mengler has served as dean at the School of Law for ten years. During that time Mengler guided the School of Law through several important milestones including ABA Accreditation, the $100 million mark in fundraising and hiring a nationally recognized faculty. He has announced that he will step down as dean on July 1, 2012 and return to the faculty.
Professor Hamilton is a national leader on the topic of professional formation. He is the author of three books, over fifty longer articles, and over one hundred shorter articles. As the Director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Research in the professions he oversees an ambitious research and writing agenda along with events promoting professional formation.
Other members of the School of Law community recognized by Minnesota Lawyer include Chief Justice (Ret.) Kathleen Blatz, former chair of the School of Law Board of Governors who will also be recognized for her “Outstanding Service to the Profession.” Alumnae Molly Hamilton 05’ will be honored as an “Attorney of the Year.”