Alumni News

Mar 11

UST Law ranks #1 in nation for practical training

The University of St. Thomas School of Law is the No. 1 law school in the country for practical training. Read More

Mar 07
University of St. Thomas School of Law moot court team members Rachelle Velgersdyk, Parker Olson, and James Todd, and coach Aaron Knoll '12.

Moot court team advances to national competition

University of St. Thomas School of Law moot court team members Rachelle Velgersdyk, Parker Olson, and James Todd emerged from a 33-team regional tournament in Las Vegas on March 1 to advance to the National Appellate Advocacy Competition Finals held April 10-12 in Chicago. Read More

Feb 20

Three from UST Law named Attorneys of the Year

Three lawyers affiliated with the University of St. Thomas School of Law are among Minnesota Lawyer’s Attorneys of the Year: Lisa Montpetit Brabbit, senior assistant dean for external relations and programs; Jeffrey S. Storms, class of 2006; and Kay Nord Hunt, adjunct professor. Read More

Feb 13
Organizational Ethics & Compliance at the University of St. Thomas School of Law

School of Law launches new graduate degrees in organizational ethics and compliance

The University of St. Thomas School of Law this fall will begin offering two graduate degrees in the field of organizational ethics and compliance. They are the master of studies in law (M.S.L.), for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree, and the master of laws (LL.M) for those who already hold the traditional law degree of juris doctor. Read More

Oct 01

Diana Hamilton, class of 2006, will be honored with Alumna Achievement Award

The School of Law Alumna Achievement Award will be posthumously awarded to Diana Hamilton, class of 2006, during the Alumnae Brunch on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Read More

Aug 06

Nelson (’07) achieves membership in National Diocesan Attorney’s Association (NDAA)

Christopher Nelson (’07), was nominated by Bishop Quinn for inclusion in the National Diocesan Attorney’s Association (NDAA) and subsequently accepted as a member. Nelson will now be able to perform legal work for the Diocese of Winona. Congratulations, Chris! Read More

Jul 29

JD Compass: New Initiative to Support Employment Efforts of Recent Graduates

The Career and Professional Development Office launched JD Compass, a new initiative designed to individually support the employment efforts of each graduate of the class of 2013 who is still seeking full-time, long-term employment. Read More

Jul 29

Ten years strong: UST Law alumni are leaders in giving

The 2013 Annual Giving Campaign closed on June 30 and for the 10th consecutive year, UST Law alumni set the national standard in annual giving participation. Read More

Jul 16

Haase ('06) helps pass "Ban the box" legislation

Mark Haase (’06), vice president of the Council on Crime and Justice, recently published an article in MinnPost about the “Ban the box” legislation that signed into law in Minnesota by Governor Dayton on May 13, 2013. Haase’s work was instrumental in the passage of this legislation. Read More

Jul 16

Odette ('04) recognized as Up & Coming Attorney

Elizabeth Odette ('04), an associate at Lockridge Grindal Nauen, was chosen as an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer. Read More

Jul 16

Clyborne (’05) promoted to Colonel

Johanna Clyborne (’05) was promoted to Colonel in the Minnesota Army National Guard on July 10, 2013. Clyborne is the second female Colonel actively serving in the Minnesota Army National Guard. Read More

Jun 13

Mission in Action: UST Law graduates recognized by MN State Bar Association for pro bono legal service

Many University of St. Thomas School of Law graduates have a passion and commitment to serving low income clients and providing pro bono service to the community. For the first time, the Minnesota State Bar Association recognized North Star Lawyers. North Star Lawyers each provided at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services in 2012. Thirty-one UST Law graduates were recognized as 2012 North Star Lawyers. Read More

May 23

Alumni Giving Supports Four UST-MJF Summer Public Interest Fellowships

Congratulations to this year's four recipients of this year’s UST-MJF Summer Public Interest Fellowships. Read More

Feb 20

Nominations for the Alumni Living the Mission Award are now open

Nominate a UST Law graduate for the 2013 Alumni Living the Mission Award. Read More

Jan 22

Kathy Klos '07 assists with Abuelos y Nietos Juntos

Kathy Klos '07 assisted with Abuelos y Nietos Juntos, a project that aims to reconnect families with American-born children of Guatemalan ancestry to their families in Guatemala. Read More

Jan 22

Brian Lukasavitz '08, publishes article titled "Blues Law: A Little Bird Told Me about Cover Versions"

Brian Lukasavitz '08 recently published an article in American Blues Scene magazine titled "Blues Law: A Little Bird Told Me about Cover Versions." Read More

Oct 11

School of Law once again makes Princeton Review’s Top 10 for “Best Quality of Life”

The University of St. Thomas School of Law has again been recognized by the Princeton Review, returning to the top ten in the category of “Best Quality of Life.” The School of Law has made the top ten in this category for six of the last seven years. Last year the school was named to the top ten for having the “Best Professors.” Read More

Aug 27

University of St. Thomas School of law welcomes the Class of 2015

The University of St. Thomas School of Law welcomed the class of 2015 on Monday, August 20. The students have completed their first week on campus, and are joined by returning second and third year students today. Read More

Jul 18

Super Lawyers Named Thirty University of St. Thomas School of Law Graduates as "Rising Stars"

The University is pleased to announce that 30 University of St. Thomas School of Law graduates were recognized by Super Lawyers as "Rising Stars" in Minnesota. Read More

Jul 18

Minnesota Lawyer names Sharon Roberg-Perez ('05) as an Up & Coming Attorney

Sharon E. Roberg-Perez (’05), an Associate at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., was named by Minnesota Lawyer as one of this year’s Up & Coming Attorneys. Read More

Jul 05

CJP's Brotherhood project selected as Mosaic finalist

A University of St. Thomas group, Brotherhood, Inc., has been selected as a finalist for the 2012 Mosaic Social Entrepreneurs Cup competition. According to the Mosaic website, the competition is designed to “seek out, celebrate, and promote Minnesota’s most innovative and effective social entrepreneurs and the organizations they lead.” Brotherhood, Inc. is a division of the Community Justice Project at the Interprofessional Center for Counseling & Legal Services. Read More

Jul 02

Brodin receives MSBA's President's Award

The Minnesota State Bar Association honored University of St. Thomas School of Law Director of Career and Professional Development Kendra Brodin with the President’s Award at its annual meeting on June 22, 2012. Brodin received the award for her work as the founding chairperson of Committee 36. Read More

Apr 23

Neil Hamilton named interim dean at the School of Law

Neil Hamilton, professor in the University of St. Thomas School of Law and founding director of its Thomas Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, has been named interim dean of the law school. He will begin the position next month with the departure of Thomas Mengler, who will become president of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.. Read More

Mar 26

An Open Letter to Bob Morse from Dean Mengler

Dean Mengler has written an open letter to Bob Morse at U.S. News which is posted here. The letter is in response to U.S. News publishing an inaccurate employment at graduation statistic for the UST Class of 2010. On Friday, March 23 U.S. News announced in the "Morse Code" blog that they would "unrank" the School of Law. Read More

Mar 23

Twin Cities Daily Planet covers "How are the children"

The Twin Cities Daily Planet newspaper was on hand for the fifth annual "How Are The Children" conference held at the University of St. Thomas on Wednesday, March 20. In the article "They are children who made a mistake: Conference explores Minnesota's school to prison pipeline" the conference and the impact of the Community Justice Project are discussed. Read More

Feb 28

Dean search proceeds

As it chooses a new dean, the law school is pursuing its vision for the future, building on its remarkable success during the 10-year deanship of Tom Mengler. We seek a distinguished legal scholar or member of the legal profession who has a commitment to academic excellence, a strong affinity for the school’s Catholic mission, an ability to articulate an inspiring vision for the school’s future, and demonstrated qualities of leadership. Read More