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Aug 19

Professor Wright advances Elder Law issues

During the past year, University of St. Thomas School of Law Associate Professor Jennifer Wright continued to advance issues in elder law as part of the Interprofessional Center. She has written several articles involving issues regarding guardianship and the elderly, including "Protecting Who from What, and Why, and How?: A Proposal for an Integrative Approach to Adult Protective Proceedings", 12 The Elder Law Journal 53 (2004); and "Guardianship for Your Own Good: Improving the Well-Being of Respondents and Wards in the U.S.A.", 33 International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 350 (2010). Read More

Jun 02

Vischer Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Rob Vischer has been named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Read More

May 31

CJP Staff and Students Honored at Community Engagement Celebration

The University of St. Thomas Center for Intercultural Learning and Community Engagement (CILCE) and Office for Service-Learning hosted their annual Community Engagement Celebration on April 27. University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds and several law school students were honored for their community engagement and service learning accomplishments. Read More

May 13

Timothy Flynn Nominated for UST Outstanding Clinic Student of the Year Award

Timothy Flynn has been nominated by the faculty and staff of the Interprofessional Center for the UST Outstanding Clinic Student of the Year award. The award will be officially confirmed by the Association of American Law Schools Section on Clinical Legal Education at its June meeting. The Clinical Sectionn (CLEA) created the award to honor a law student at each law school who has excelled in a clinical course. The award is given annually at the completion of the academic year. Read More

May 10

Law School Student Appointed to ABA Student Lt. Governor Team

UST School of Law student Juno Nayagam has been appointed Lt. Governor for 8th Circuit Events for the ABA's Law Student Division. Read More

May 04

Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds is Appointed Chair of Minnesota State Advisory Committee on Civil Rights

University of St. Thomas School of Law Associate Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds has been appointed Chair of the newly formed Minnesota State Advisory Committee, established by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights at the direction of the U.S. Congress. Read More

May 04

Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds Receives Shanara Gilbert Award

The Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education has recognized University of St. Thomas School of Law Associate Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds with the 2011 Shanara Gilbert Emerging Clinician Award for her work with the Community Justice Project under the auspices of the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services (IPC). Read More

May 03

Kahn Speaks at Symposium in France

On Friday, May 6th, 2011, University of St. Thomas School of Law Associate Professor Robert Kahn will be in Paris to speak at a symposium on "The legal question of Holocaust denial / Genocide Denials and the Law." The symposium is sponsored by the Perelman Center for Legal Philosophy at the Free University of Brussels and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Read More

May 02

NY Times Article About Law School Scholarship Renewal Policies Highlights Distinctive Policy at UST School of Law

The Business section of the New York Times published an article on May 1, 2011 about the impact of law school scholarship renewal policies that featured University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Jerry Organ. The article describes the struggle that law students face at most law schools in the country where scholarships are tied to GPA or class rank. UST School of Law scholarships, by contrast, are based on good academic standing, which removes a stressful layer of competition between students and creates an atmosphere of cooperation and teamwork, valuable skills for future lawyers. Read More

Apr 28

African American Economic Summit Discussed on TPT Almanac

Governor Mark Dayton met with African-American leaders in North Minneapolis on March 30th, 2011 to listen as they shared their concerns about the economic divide that exists in the state of Minnesota. On Friday, April 8th, the governor released a report containing steps he hopes will improve the area's job picture. State Representative Jeff Hayden and University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds appeared on TPT's Almanac that evening to discuss the Summit. Read More

Apr 27

United States Supreme Court Cites Sisk Treatise

In United States v. Tohono O’odham Nation, decided on April 26, 2011, the United States Supreme Court turned to the treatise written by University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Gregory Sisk. Sisk, who is being invested as the Pio Cardinal Laghi Distinguished Chair in Law, is one of the nation’s leading experts on civil suits against the United States government and its officers. He has written both a treatise and a casebook on “Litigation With the Federal Government,” as well as numerous articles on federal sovereign immunity, money claims against the federal government, and the specialized Court of Federal Claims. Read More

Apr 25

Media Outlets report on "The Trial of Jesus"

On April 14, The University of St. Thomas School of Law hosted “The Trial of Jesus,” featuring Professor Mark Osler of the University of St. Thomas and Jeanne Bishop, assistant public defender in the Office of the Cook County Public Defender in Illinois and adjunct professor at Northwestern School of Law in the trial advocacy program. Read More

Apr 15

Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds Speaks at Black Economic Summit

Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds spoke at the Black Economic Summit held in North Minneapolis on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 and attended by Governor Mark Dayton. Read More

Apr 12

Brekke, Clyborne & Ribich, L.L.C. Receive Alumni Living the Mission Award

The Shakopee law firm of Brekke, Clyborne & Ribich, L.L.C. received the Alumni Living the Mission Award at the University of St. Thomas School of Law’s annual Mission Awards luncheon held on Thursday, April 7th, 2011. Read More

Apr 11

2011 UST-MJF Public Interest Fellowship Recipients Announced

The UST-MJF Public Interest Fellowship Selection Committee is pleased to announce that first year law students Kali Gardner and Stephanie Bates are this year's recipients of the 2011 UST-MJF Public Interest Law Fellowships. Gardner and Bates will work full-time this summer for their sponsoring agencies, the St. Paul City Attorney's Office and Tubman Center. Read More

Apr 11

Vischer Featured in National Jurist Article

Professor Rob Vischer was featured in the March 2011 issue of the National Jurist in an article on top law professors in the country. Read More

Apr 08

2011 Mission Awards Honor Excellence in the School of Law

On Thursday, April 7th, the University of St. Thomas School of Law held the annual Mission Awards luncheon, where members of the community were recognized for their contributions to furthering the mission of the law school. Read More

Mar 29

Civil Rights Attorney Al Bronstein to speak at St. Thomas School of Law April 7 and 8

Civil rights attorney Alvin J. Bronstein, Esq. will be the featured guest at two upcoming events at the University of St. Thomas. Read More

Mar 25

Professor Teresa Collett Testifies Before Idaho Senate Committee

Professor Teresa Collett recently testified before the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee in favor of a fetal pain bill that recognizes that unborn babies feel pain at 20 weeks and would prohibit abortions after 5 months (20 weeks) unless necessary to save the life or health of the mother. Read More

Mar 24

ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition Team Takes a Close Second at Boston Regionals

Jeremiah Pilon, Christina Pilon, and Kreg Wagner represented the University of St. Thomas School of Law on the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition Team at the regional competition in Boston on March 10th through 12th. UST's team won their first 4 matches, besting teams from Miami, Northeastern, and Syracuse (twice) in the preliminary rounds to advance to the regional finals. There they lost to Indiana on a 3-1 balloting by the judges, who were all so complimentary of both teams that one of them suggested that the advocates send him resumes so they could help him in his own practice. Read More

Mar 22

Jessup International Moot Court Team a semifinalist in Super Regional Competition in Denver

The University of St. Thomas School of Law Jessup International Moot Court Team was a semifinalist in the recent Super Regional Competition in Denver, CO. The team includes Ryan Else, Oliver Kiefer, Aaron Knoll, and Courtney Sekevitch. The team was coached by Mark Hastie and Frank Aba-Onu, and was assisted by Faculty Advisor Professor Robert Delahunty. Read More

Mar 17

Two UST Law Graduates Receive Recognition from Minnesota Lawyer as 2011 Up & Coming Attorneys

Minnesota Lawyer announced its 2011 Up & Coming Attorneys. Each year Minnesota Lawyer recognizes attorneys for their professional accomplishments and their leadership service to the community and the profession. Among the 28 attorneys recognized this year are UST School of Law graduates Bryan Feldhaus (’06), who works for Lommen Abdo Cole King & Stageberg, P.A., and Laura Hammargren (’08), who works for Dorsey & Whitney. Congratulations, Bryan and Laura! Bryan and Laura will be recognized on May 11 during an awards luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis. To learn more, visit Minnesota Lawyer. Read More

Mar 16

U.S. News & World Report releases annual law school rankings

The annual U.S. News rankings of law schools were released this week, and the University of St. Thomas School of Law tied for 135. This is the first time that the University of St. Thomas School of Law has been numerically ranked, reflecting a change in U.S. News and World Report policy. Read More

Mar 16

Community Justice Project Featured in StarTribune article

The Community Justice Project at the University of St. Thomas School of Law was recently featured in a StarTribune article about Brotherhood Inc., a joint project to help at-risk youths learn work and life skills Read More

Mar 16

James Towey to speak on “Mother Teresa: Reflections on Why Her Work is Just Beginning”

The Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy will host Jim Towey on March 30th at 7:30pm in the University of St. Thomas OEC Auditorium. Towey, friend and legal counsel for Mother Teresa will share insights into Mother Teresa’s intense trial of faith and how her teachings will impact the 21st century. Free and open to the public. Read More

Mar 16

Heaton Receives ABA Recognition for Membership Increase

Charles Edward Heaton II "Roscoe" was recently honored by the American Bar Association, Law Student Division for his work and participation as the American Bar Association, Law Student Division (ABA-LSD) Representative for the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Read More

Mar 16

Law School to host ‘How Are the Children? Part IV’ on March 16

The University of St. Thomas School of Law’s Community Justice Project will host “How Are the Children? Part IV: A Symposium Exploring the Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children.” Read More

Mar 09

Law School Names New Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Interim Director of Diversity

Dean Thomas Mengler has announced two new staff appointments for the School of Law - Dave Bateson, previous Director of Mentor Externship, as Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Artika Tyner as Interim Director of Diversity. Read More

Feb 17

MSBA and University of St. Thomas School of Law team up to present program on “Uncle Al Capone.”

The MSBA's Criminal and Tax Law Sections in collaboration with the University of St. Thomas School of Law Present "Uncle Al Capone: The Untold Story of Chicago's #1 Gangster from his Niece's Perspective - Legal and Ethical Lessons from the 1931 and 1991 Capone Trials". The program will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 23 in the Schulze Grand Atrium at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Downtown Minneapolis. Read More

Feb 16

Dr. John Jackson, President of the Schott Foundation, on the future of public education - Feb. 28

Dr. John Jackson, President of the Schott Foundation, will be providing a keynote address on the future of public education and its impact on the academic achievement of Black males. Dr. Jackson will provide an overview of Minnesota’s statistics on racial disparities in public education and offer practical solutions for educational reform on Monday, February 28, 2011 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM at the University of St. Thomas School of Law (Schulze Grand Atrium). Read More

Feb 07

CLE: Creating a Road Map to Starting a Successful Solo or Small Law Firm Practice

On March 3, 2010, the Law Alumni Relations Office will host a daylong CLE on starting a solo or small practice law firm. Where: UST School of Law, Moot Court Room Cost: $20 (no charge for current UST Law students) CLE Credits: 1.0 hour of ethics, 4.0 hours of law office management, and 1.5 hours of professional development credits applied for. Registration & Deadline: Lunch will be provided for those that register by February 25, 2011; space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. To register, click here. Questions? Contact Monica Anderson, Coordinator for External Relations, 651-962-4979 Read More

Feb 03

Law Alumnus Mike Hanson ('05), Blind Since Birth, Conquered Seven Month Hike of the Appalachian Trail

2005 UST Law Alumnus, Mike Hanson, who lost his sight at birth, spent seven months hiking the Appalachian Trail last year. Hanson was able to navigate his way through the trail by following precise voice instructions over his cell phone, programmed from a hand-held GPS unit. Upon his return to St. Louis Park, MN, he now faces his next challenge - becoming a CEO. Read More

Jan 21

35W Bridge Collapse: The Results

On Thursday, February 17, 2011, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., attorneys Chris Messerly and Philip Sieff from Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi will discuss the strategies and emotions in the case resulting from the greatest man-made catastrophe in Minnesota history, the 35W Bridge Collapse. Lunch will be provided by Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi. Please RSVP by February 10. More.. Read More

Jan 20

Pulitzer Prize winner James Stewart to discuss ‘The Epidemic of Lying in America’ in Holloran Center lecture

Stewart’s lecture is based on his most recent book, Tangled Webs: How False Statements Are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff. Read More

Jan 18

Maggie Green (’08) Part of a Collaborative Blog Ranked Among the Top 25 by the MSBA

Epilawg, a collaborative blog by started by 4 lawyers, including 2008 law graduate Maggie Green, was named by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a top blog in “The Top 25 Minnesota Blawgs, 2010 Edition.” The MSBA called Epilawg, an estate planning blog, one of its “favorite team blogs." Read More

Jan 14

Osler publishes "The Death Penalty and Why the Arizona Murders Should Trouble Christians"

Professor Mark Osler’s latest editorial published by the Huffington Post “The Death Penalty and Why the Arizona Murders Should Trouble Christians" reflects on his ongoing work on death penalty issues. Osler is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post religion page. Read More

Jan 13

2007 Law Graduate Ken Connelly Speaks About His Time Clerking for Judge Roll

UST School of Law graduate Ken Connelly (’07), an attorney with Dorsey & Whitney, clerked from 2007 to 2009 for Chief Judge John Roll, U.S. District Court Arizona, who was killed during the tragic shootings in Tucson, Ariz. last week. Connelly speaks about his time clerking for Judge Roll in the January 13, 2011, Minnesota Lawyer article “A humble and decent guy” available at http://minnlawyer.com/minnlawyerblog/. Read More

Dec 22

Supreme Court decision against Percy Dillon opens new legal window

For Percy Dillon, the June 17 Supreme Court opinion that closed the door to reducing his sentence has opened a new legal window. UST School of Law Professor Mark Osler, who served as pro bono counsel to the Washington Legal Foundation for the amicus brief in U.S. v. Dillon, has signed on to help prepare a petition of commutation for Dillon. Osler commented as he was working on the commutation, “The way I envision my work is that when there is no play for mercy, even when it is most warranted, that is where people of faith should inject themselves.” Read More

Dec 21

Several UST Law Graduates Recognized by The Advocates for Human Rights

Several UST Law graduates were recognized for their contributions to and and work with The Advocates for Human Rights, including Loddy Elizabeth Tolzmann ('05), Kathleen Lomhar Exel ('05), Jenny Zanner ('08), Sarah McGuire ('07), and Sharon Roberg-Perez ('05). Read More

Dec 14

Alumni Program Committee Food Drive

To help spread holiday cheer, the Law Alumni Program Committee collected nonperishable food items during the 2010 Alumni Christmas Party on December 10, 2010. The committee collected 96 pounds of food for Second Harvest Heartland during the Christmas Party. Read More

Dec 13

2011 Alumni Board Announced

The Law Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 2011 Law Alumni Advisory Board. Read More

Dec 13

Law alumna Katie Tinucci (’09) named Press Secretary for Gov. Mark Dayton

2009 UST Law alumna Katharine Tinucci has been appointed Press Secretary for Governor-elect Mark Dayton. Tinucci currently serves as Communications Director for the Transition, and served as Deputy Campaign Manager of Dayton’s campaign. She is an attorney, a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and a 2009 graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Read More

Nov 11

Advent Retreat Dates Announced

Professor Susan Stabile has announced the dates for her annual Advent Retreat in Daily Living. This annual event is open to faculty, staff, and students and has become an important part of the season for many as they reflect on the meaning of the advent. Read More

Nov 11

2010 Bar Passage rates place School of Law test takers second

The Minnesota Bar Board of Examiners has announced the results for the July 2010 Bar. This year, University of St. Thomas School of Law test takers were second in the first-time test taker category behind the University of Minnesota and ahead of Hamline in third and William Mitchell in fourth. Read More

Nov 09

American Bar Association gives St. Thomas full accreditation for the second time

In its 10th year of operation, the School of Law will remain on the list of law schools approved by the ABA for the next seven years. Read More

Nov 09

UST Law Professor Mark Osler's Opinion article featured in the Sunday edition of The Dallas Morning News.

Osler examines President Obama's denial of petitions and pardon requests over the past two years. Read More

Oct 29

St. Thomas named one of nation’s top law schools for externships

As employers look to hire grads with real-world experience, the School of Law is praised for its Mentor Externship program. Read More

Oct 25

St. Thomas’ Holloran Center to host Nov. 10 forum on the Tom Petters Case

Advocates and adversaries directly involved in the Tom Petters cases candidly discuss their experiences with the third-largest Ponzi scheme in history. Read More

Oct 13

Professor Mark Osler authors opinion article in Star Tribune

Tuesday's Star Tribune featured Osler's article on 4 hard truths about the ignored drug problem in the United States. Read More

Sep 28

Monica Geyen ('09), Christian Peterson ('06), and John Wehrly ('10)

Alumni at the University of St. Thomas School of Law do amazing things. This week's Alumni Success Stories include highlights about what Christian Peterson ('06), Monica Geyen ('09), and John Wehrly ('10) are doing in the communities that they serve. Read More

Sep 15

Law School hosts Constitution Day forum Thursday, September 16th

The Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society invite the University of St. Thomas community to a forum tomorrow to commemorate Constitution Day. Featured speakers will comment on significant Supreme Court cases from previous and future terms. Read More

Sep 03

Shauna Kieffer ('08) Publishes Article in Bench & Bar of Minnesota

Shauna Faye Kieffer ('08) co-authored the article Padilla Motions: Effective Assistance of Counsel Where Pleas Mandate Deportation, with the Hon. John L. Holahan. The article was published in Bench & Bar of Minnesota, August 2010. Great work, Shauna! Read More

Sep 01

Maggie Green ('08) & Graham Martin ('07)

Maggie Green ('08) & Graham Martin ('07) each featured guest posts on Lawyerist in August 2010. On August 17, 2010, Maggie Green's featured a guest post was titled Solo Practice: Three Tips for Getting Started. Maggie is a solo practitioner in Minneapolis, MN. Her legal practice focuses on estate planning and probate services. On August 23, 2010, Graham Martin's featured guest post was titled Marketing Monday. Graham is a solo practitiononer in Minneapolis, MN. His legal practice focuses on general civil litigation and family law. Read More

Aug 30

Alumni & Friends Golf Outing - Venue Change

The Second Annual Law Alumni Golf Outing venue has been changed from Minnesota Valley Country Club to Bluff Creek Golf Course. The event will be held on Monday, September 20, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. The cost is $70. Alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to join us for this fun event. Registration closes on Monday, September 13, 2010. More details available. Read More

Aug 29

Professor Susan Stabile Announces 2010 Fall Prayer Series

Beginning September 13th, Professor Susan Stabile will lead a five-part prayer series designed to introduce or deepen participants’ experiences with different types of prayer. Read More

Aug 27

Law Alumni Board Applications Now Being Accepted

The Office of Alumni Relations is now accepting applications for the 2011 Law Alumni Board. Read More

Aug 26

Alumni Reflections Series September 2010

On September 23, 2010, the Alumni Reflections series will present UST Law Alumnus Christopher Wheaton ('03, '08 J.D.), to discuss how he integrates faith, service and reason in building his practice and how he relies on each during his daily work as an attorney. The presentation is from 12:30-1:15 p.m. in MSL 244, following noon Mass. The Alumni Reflections series presents St. Thomas alumni who discuss how they integrate faith, reason and service into their personal and professional lives. Students, alumni, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Lunch is provided by Dean Thomas Mengler. This speaker series is offered jointly with the University of St. Thomas Alumni Association. Read More

Aug 23

Padilla v. Kentucky: A Foundation for Collaboration between Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorneys CLE

This September 10th CLE brings together local public defenders and immigration attorneys, as well as several nationally recognized immigration scholars and practitioners to discuss the practical implications of the Padilla decision. The CLE will focus on the mutual and sometimes conflicting obligations immigration and criminal defense attorneys have towards their clients, criminal law’s impact upon a client’s immigration case, and ways to mitigate harm to the client. Read More

Aug 23

Alumni Christmas Celebration - Save-the-Date

The Alumni Association will host the Alumni Christmas Party on Thursday, December 9, 2010, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the School of Law. We look forward to seeing our law alumni, faculty and staff, as well as their family members, at this annual celebration. Read More

Aug 18

Professor Schiltz comments on changes in banking fees

University of St. Thomas School of Law Associate Professor Elizabeth Schiltz was recently featured on Fox News’ coverage of a new federal law that changes how banks handle overdraft charges and the recent ruling for Wells Fargo to pay customers over $200 million for manipulating bank fees. Read More

Aug 12

St. Thomas’ Holloran Center to host Sept. 9 forum on immigration and the new Arizona law

Nationally known advocates for and against Arizona’s response will debate the legal and ethical boundaries for dealing with immigration. Read More

Jul 30

Diversity: The Role of Law Schools Webcast CLE

Cari Haaland, Director of Admissions at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, is a panelist during the webcast CLE titled "Diversity in the Legal Profession: The Role of Law Schools." Director Haaland, along with representatives from the University of Minnesota School of Law, William Mitchell College of Law, and Hamline Law School, will talk about what the law schools are doing to enhance diversity in the profession in Minnesota. The CLE, for which 1.0 elimination of bias credit has been applied, will be held on Monday, August 16, 2010, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. (central time). The CLE is hosted by Minnesota CLE. Read More

Jul 28

Joe Fricke ('10) Featured in Politics in Minnesota Article

2010 alumnus Joe Fricke's run for the Minnesota Senate is featured in a July 9, 2010 article in Politics in Minnesota. Read More

Jul 28

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recognizes two alumni during Twin Cities 25 Finest event

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recognized law alumni Ryan Green (’07) and Alex DeMarco (’06) as up-and-coming young professionals during the Twin Cities 25 Finest event on July 22, 2010. As honorees at the event, they were recognized for their work in the community. Congratulations, Ryan and Alex! Read More

Jul 27

Berg called on for expertise

Many students may be gone for the summer, but Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and St. Ives Professor of Law Thomas Berg has been busy. He has appeared on WCCO radio and in Christianity Today and the National Catholic Register speaking on issues concerning the U.S. Supreme Court, including the nomination of Elena Kagan and the fact that (after Justice Stevens’s resignation) the Court for the first time ever has no Protestants on it. Additionally, building on his work in the area of “pro-life progressivism,” Berg has a memo on the Democrats for Life of America website defending the new health-care law and arguing that it is not likely to increase abortion funding. This month he will also be filing his second U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief of the year in a religious freedom case, this one involving an Arizona school-choice program. Read More

Jul 22

Professor Levy Pounds featured for civil rights work

University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds was featured in the July 20 edition of Finance and Commerce. The magazine highlighted Levy-Pounds ongoing work on civil rights issues in the Twin Cities. The article can be found at the Finance and Commerce website. Read More

Jul 10

Join the Alumni Association for the Second Annual Alumni Golf Outing on September 20

The Second Annual Alumni Golf Outing will be held on September 20, 2010, at the Minnesota Valley Country Club. Early bird registration deadline is August 15. Law alumni, students, faculty, and guests are welcome! Read More

Jul 10

Vocation and the Study and Practice of Law: A Retreat Experience, August 20-22

On August 20-22, 2010, join Professors Susan Stabile and Jennifer Wright, other students and alumni in a retreat experience designed to help you reflect on how God might be calling you to use your gifts and talents to serve others in the study and practice of law. Read More

Jun 28

Law Alum Mike Hanson's Hike on the Appalachian Trail

Learn more about law alumnus Mike Hanson's ('05) hike on the Appalachian Trail. Read More

Jun 28

Law Alumna's Work Highlighted in Legal Aid's Annual Report

Law alumna Lisa Fink's ('05) work with the Legal Services Advocacy Project. is highlighted in the 2009 Legal Aid Annual Report. Read More

Jun 22

UST Community Justice Project-NAACP partnership wins national award

The University of St. Thomas School of Law’s Community Justice Project, in partnership with the St. Paul chapter of the NAACP, has received the 2010 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration. Read More

Jun 02

Project Homeless Connect - June 14

Join the Law Alumni Program Committee at Project Homeless Connect on June 14 Read More

May 07

Andrea Pavelka ('08) Recipient of 2010 Service to MWL Award

Congratulations to Andrea Pavelka ('08), who is one of the 2010 Service to MWL Award recipients. Read More

Apr 27

2010 Living the Mission – Alumni Award Recipients Named

The University of St. Thomas School of Law, as a Catholic law school, is dedicated to integrating faith and reason in the search for truth through a focus on morality and social justice. Each year the school recognizes graduates who exemplify "living the mission" through his or her professional and civic activities. This year, Victoria Jacobson Brenner (’04) and Brooke Swenson (’07) were awarded the 2010 Living the Mission – Alumni Award. Other nominees included Andrea Specht (’06), Bryan Feldhaus (’06), and Christopher Nelson (’07). Read More

Apr 27

2010 UST-MJF Public Interest Fellowship Recipients Announced

Three students receive a 2010 UST-MJF Public Interest Law Fellowship. Read More

Apr 27

Law Alums Contribute to the Success of the Moot Court Team

Adam Brown (’06) and Bryan Feldhaus (’06), coached the UST School of Law Moot Court Team, comprised of third year law student Mikiesha Terrell and second year law students Amy Lanser and Sean Cahill. In March, the students competed in the interscholastic appellate McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court competition at the University of Minnesota. The students, competing against 34 teams, took second place in the competition. We are grateful to our alumni who dedicate their time and service to the School of Law. Congratulations to the students and the coaches on a job well done! Read More

Apr 26

UST School of Law In the News: March 2010

The work of several faculty, staff, and students has been recognized by the media in the spring 2010 semester. Read More

Apr 23

Admissions Wins Diversity Award

In March, the University of St. Thomas held its annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Awards. Given annually, these awards are part of the University’s efforts to “engage employees to do great things.” The admissions team at the UST School of Law was honored by the University with the “Diversity Leadership Award” for demonstrating “an active role participating in diversity and inclusion efforts” and for helping “create a campus climate that values, respects and affirms members of diverse groups.” As part of the award ceremony, a video highlighting the work of the admissions department was made. (See video.) Read More

Apr 16

Nationally known criminal law professor Mark Osler to join St. Thomas law faculty

A former federal prosecutor known for his work in the field of criminal sentencing, Osler will join the St. Thomas School of Law this fall. Read More

Apr 16

St. Thomas continues push for wider recognition in legal academy

The annual U.S. News rankings of law schools were released this week, and St. Thomas again ranked in the third tier – a rare feat for a new law school. Dean Thomas Mengler indicated that no one at St. Thomas is satisfied with the third tier, however, and that the school needs to work harder to spread the word about the top-flight scholarship being done by the St. Thomas faculty. Read More

Apr 12

UST School of Law In the News: February 2010

The work of several faculty, staff, and students has been recognized by the media in the spring 2010 semester. Read More

Apr 12

UST School of Law In the News: January 2010

The work of several faculty, staff, and students has been recognized by the media in the spring 2010 semester. Read More

Apr 08

Brian Gruber ('09) Receives Endorsement

Law Alum Brian Gruber ('09) endorsed to run for the Minnesota House of Representatives. Read More

Apr 08

David Griggs ('07) Joins Team Madore as Campaign Manager

David Griggs ('07) joins Team Madore as Campaign Manager Read More

Mar 29

"2010 Up and Coming Attorneys" announced by Minnesota Lawyer, including two UST Law graduates.

Congratulations to law alumna Victoria Jacobson Brenner ('04), an associate at Collins, Buckley Sauntry, & Haugh, PLLP, and law alumnus Thomas Kettleson ('06), an associate at Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd., for being named as 2010 Up & Coming Attorneys by Minnesota Lawyer. Victoria and Thomas will be 2 of the 25 honorees featured in a special section of the Minnesota Lawyer and during an awards luncheon on May 13, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Minneapolis. Read More

Mar 25

Spring 2010 Law Journal Symposium

The spring St. Thomas Law Journal Symposium will be held in the School of Law’s Schulze Grand Atrium. Practicing lawyers, legal scholars and the public are welcome to register for the event. For more information and registration information contact Bethany Moeller at (651) 962-4830 or RSVP at www.stthomas.edu/law/rsvp . Read More

Mar 19

TPT Broadcasts "Crime, Punishment, and Redemption"

Four Minnesota white-collar offenders who have served time in federal prisons will met the prosecuting attorneys and judges who put them there, but this time it was at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and Twin Cities Public Television was there to capture it. Read More

Mar 12

University of St. Thomas Law Community interacts with Justice Clarence Thomas

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas visited the University of St. Thomas School of Law on Wednesday, March 10, responding to the request of some students who had met him on the University of Minnesota campus last year. For nearly two hours the Justice engaged the standing-room-only crowd with insights on his career and what it is like to be a member of the Court, and many personal observations on being a lawyer. Read More

Mar 04

Holloran Center hosts David Wilkins for “What Diversity Can Teach Us About the Changing Relationship Between Companies and Law Firms.”

David Wilkins, the Lester Kissel Professor of Law at Harvard Law School will present, “What Diversity Can Teach Us About the Changing Relationship Between Companies and Law Firms” on April 13 at 4 p.m. in the Schulze Grand Atrium at the University of St. Thomas School of law in Downtown Minneapolis. The event is sponsored by the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions with cosponsorship from Twin Cities Diversity in Practice. Read More

Mar 02

Spring Law Journal Symposium discusses “Islamic Law and Constitutional Liberty”

Monday, April 12 the University of St. Thomas School of Law will host the spring University of St. Thomas Law Journal Symposium. Held in the Schulze Grand Atrium at the School of Law in downtown Minneapolis, the symposium will discuss the intersection of constitutional liberty and Islamic law. Panelists will discuss a range of topics related to two broad themes: First, what challenges and opportunities face democracies in Muslim-majority nations as they seek to integrate Islamic law with the rights typically accorded in constitutional democracies? Second, what tensions exist between adherence to Islamic law and the norms of liberal democracies in nations with growing Muslim minorities? Within this framework, participants will discuss Islam and religious liberties; privatization of law issues, such as those being considered in Canada; and notions of patriotism, assimilation, and pluralism as they pertain to Islam. They will also explore the unique features of Islamic law and its integration into modern legal systems. Read More

Mar 01

Law Alumnus Joseph Trojack's Article Published in Bench & Bar

Law alumnus Joseph Trojack's article "Getting Your Appellate Ducks in a Row: Preserving Issues Subsequent to Trial" was published in the January 2010 Issue of Bench & Bar of Minnesota. Read More

Feb 26

The Mission Awards Committee Seeks Nominations of Alumnus/Alumna to Receive the 2010 Living the Mission Award

The Mission Awards Committee is seeking nominations from the alumni community of an alumnus/alumna for the 2010 Living the Mission - Alumni Award. Read More

Feb 26

Law Alumnus Mike Hanson ('05), Blind Since Birth, to Begin Seven Month Hike of the Appalachian Trail

2005 Law Alumnus, Mike Hanson, who lost his sight at birth, will begin a seven-month hike of the Appalachian Trail on Monday. His story is featured in the Star Tribune 2/26/2010 article, "Blind since birth, a St. Louis Park man is hitting the Appalachian Trail with GPS technology and a shot at making history." Read More

Feb 26

St. Thomas Lawyer Magazine Winter 2010 Online

The University of St. Thomas School of Law Magazines, St. Thomas Lawyer, is online. The Winter 2010 issue features stories on Professor Joel Nichol’s recent work in Kenya, Professor Robert Delahunty discussing the United Nations, and the interesting work that alumnae Mary O’Leary is doing at the Hague in Netherlands. Read More

Feb 08

Law Students Serve Veterans

Third year University of St. Thomas School of Law student Peter Williams had just welcomed home his fiancé from her deployment overseas when his soon-to-be father in-law left for his deployment. Witnessing other families welcoming their loved ones home and wishing them well as they left struck a chord with Williams and he knew he had to do something. Read More

Jan 25

Holloran Center hosts “Prosecuting War Crimes: Revisiting the Siege of Sarajevo”

On Tuesday, March 9 the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions will host “Prosecuting War Crimes: Revisiting the Siege of Sarajevo.” The event will take place in Terrence Murphy Hall’s Thorton Auditorium from 4 to 6 p.m. Read More

Jan 14

Levy-Pounds to Speak at Governor's Martin Luther King Jr. Event

Associate Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds will be the keynote speaker at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration sponsored by the office of Gov. Tim Pawlenty on January 18 at 11 a.m. at Concordia University’s Gangelhoff Center. Read More

Jan 13

Journal of Law and Public Policy will tackle the subject of Armenian genocide

On February 5 the Journal of Law and Public will host “The Armenian Genocide Within the Framework of National and International Law” from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Schulze Grand Atrium at the School of Law. The symposium is jointly organized by and Sponsored by the Journal of Law and Public Policy and The International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (A Division of the Zoryan Institute) in Conjunction with the Cafesjian Family Foundation and the Minneapolis Foundation. Read More

Dec 18

2010 Alumni Advisory Board Announced

The Law Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 2010 Law Alumni Advisory Board. Read More

Dec 17

How are the Children Part III - An eye to the future

Each spring over the last three years the Community Justice Project of the Interprofessional Center at the Univeristy of St. Thomas has brought together community leaders to discuss juvenile justice. This year's symposium will be held on March 24 at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in downtown Minneapolis. The focus of this year’s symposium is discovering solutions for dismantling the pipeline to prison through the exploration of preventative measures, early intervention strategies and rehabilitation techniques Read More

Dec 11

The School of Law In the News (Dec 14th)

Weekly Media Coverage of UST Law Read More

Dec 11

Super Lawyers - 2010 Minnesota Rising Stars

Congratulations to the eight UST Law alumni named as 2010 Minnesota Rising Stars Read More

Dec 01

The School of Law In The News (Nov 30th)

Weekly Media coverage of UST Law Read More

Nov 24

The School of Law In the News (Nov 16th)

Weekly Media coverage of UST Law Read More

Nov 19

Alumni Board Applications Due November 30th

Alumni Board applications are due November 30th Read More

Nov 17

Media Coverage of Unique Reunion

Media coverage of unique reunion between white collar criminals and judge who convicted them Read More

Nov 17

Nov. 20-21 conference to examine realism in religious and political thought

The concept of “Christian realism” has influenced world leaders from Pope Benedict XVI to President Obama (who called Christian realist theologian Reinhold Niebuhr one of his favorite philosophers). The impulse for Christians’ public theology to be realistic – based on a clear-headed assessment of facts about God, humanity and the world – is common to Catholics and Protestants alike. But their themes and definitions of realism differ, and that’s the topic of a November conference at the University of St. Thomas. Read More

Nov 11

2009 Bar Passage Announced

The Minnesota Bar Board of Examiners has announced the results for the July 2009 Bar. The University of St. Thomas School of law posted an overall bar passage rate of 88.7 percent and a first-time bar passage rate of 90.74 percent. The overall bar passage rate was 88.93 percent for all takers. Read More

Oct 22

Law School Librarian Contributes to Opus Prize search

Valerie Aggerbeck, University of St. Thomas School of Law Research Librarian has a special interest in the upcoming Opus Prize Awards ceremony on Nov. 4. Aggerbeck was part of the team that visited Morocco. Her thoughts from the trip are below. Read More

Oct 16

White-collar offenders will meet the judges who sent them to prison in Nov. 12 program at St. Thomas School of Law

Four Minnesota white-collar offenders who have served time in federal prisons will meet the prosecuting attorneys and judges who put them there, but this time it won't be in a court room. Read More

Oct 08

UST School of Law again recognized by Princeton Review

For the fifth consecutive year, the Princeton Review's annual survey of law schools has lauded the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Read More

Oct 08

Multicultural Bar Reception

The University of St. Thomas School of Law will hold its annual Multicultural Bar Reception on Wednesday, October 28 from 6-8 p.m. in the Schulze Grand Atrium. The theme for this year’s reception is, “Pursuing Happiness: Work and Life in Today's Legal Economic Climate.” Read More

Oct 05

Professor Collett, Students Win 2009 Champions for Life Award

The Office for Marriage, Family and Life, part of the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese have awarded Professor Teresa Collett and students in her International Law and Catholic Social Teaching course with the Champions for Life Award. Read More

Oct 02

Journal of Law and Public Policy to host fall symposium on intelligent design

The Journal of Law and Public Policy, published at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, will host a fall symposium, “Intelligent Design and the Constitution,” from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Frey Moot Courtroom of at the School of Law, located on St. Thomas’ downtown Minneapolis campus. Read More

Oct 02

Nov. 20-21 conference to examine realism in religious and political thought

The concept of “Christian realism” has influenced world leaders from Pope Benedict XVI to President Obama (who called Christian realist theologian Reinhold Niebuhr one of his favorite philosophers). The impulse for Christians’ public theology to be realistic – based on a clear-headed assessment of facts about God, humanity and the world – is common to Catholics and Protestants alike. But their themes and definitions of realism differ, and that’s the topic of a November conference at the University of St. Thomas. Read More

Sep 29

Three Student Mid-Day Reflections to be Offered

Professor Susan Stabile announced she will offer three Student Mid-Day Reflections during the 2009-2010 school year – two during the fall semester and one in the spring. Each session will be held in MSL 242 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will include lunch. Read More

Sep 29

Rebellious Lawyering author to speak Oct. 22 at UST law school - CANCELLED DUE TO SPEAKER ILLNESS

Longtime UCLA law professor Gerald López, author of Rebellious Lawyering: One Chicano's Vision of Progressive Law Practice (Westview Press, 1992), will speak about his advocacy on behalf of low-income, of-color and immigrant communities at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Frey Moot Courtroom of the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Read More

Sep 29

Professor Susan Stabile Announces 2009 Fall Prayer Series

Professor Susan Stabile will lead the five-part Fall Prayer Series designed to introduce or deepen participants’ experiences with different types of prayer. Each session of the series will include a talk, time for individual reflection or guided meditation and sharing of the prayer experience. Read More

Sep 29

UST Law Journal hosts “Exxon Valdez Revisited: Rights and Remedies”

The University of St. Thomas School of Law Journal will host its annual fall symposium on October 1, 2009. From the perspective of the twenty-year anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, the Law Journal has assembled experts to discuss the role of rights and remedies in the judicial system. Read More

Sep 29

Exxon Valdez oil spill still teaching legal lessons 20 years later

Twenty years after the March 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, the environmental disaster is still teaching legal lessons.The University of St. Thomas will host two events on Thursday, Oct. 1, featuring experts on the spill and its many repercussions Read More

Sep 29

UST Law School announces Class of 2012 profile

The University of St. Thomas School of Law has welcomed the class of 2012. The complete profile can be found in the admissions section at the School of Law website. Read More

Sep 29

Advent Retreat in Daily Living Dates Announced

This retreat is designed for those beginning to pray in a personal way as well as those who have been praying for years. Read More

Sep 25

Law Journal Symposium Fall 2009

The University of St. Thomas School of Law Journal will host its annual fall symposium on October 1, 2009. From the perspective of the twenty-year anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, the Law Journal has assembled experts to discuss the role of rights and remedies in the judicial system. Read More

Sep 17

School of Law Launches New Blogs

This week marks the launch of the Mentor Externship Blog and the Social Justice Blog at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Both blogs will employ a team of individuals from across the campus and outside to discuss what is happening in these areas at the School of Law. The purpose of these blogs is not to focus on events, but rather to provide an outlet to highlight good work that is happening, as well as address current issues. Read More