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Oct 01

Professor Charles Reid shares expertise with media covering Twin Cities Archdiocese case

Professor Charles Reid, an expert in Canon Law, has been called upon by news media to share his expertise on a local case involving the alleged cover-up of alleged sexual abuse by priests. Read More

Dec 16

World Trade Institute appoints Hernandez Crespo as faculty member

The World Trade Institute recently appointed Associate Professor Mariana Hernández Crespo as a faculty member. She joins a selective international network of experts, furthering WTI’s efforts in leading the global path in negotiation, implementation, and prevention of disputes under International Investment Agreements. Read More

Dec 10

Tyner appointed to leadership posts with American Bar Association

Artika Tyner, Ed.D., clinical faculty and director of diversity for the University of St. Thomas School of Law, was appointed vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Solo, Small Practice and General Practice Division Diversity Board, and council member for the ABA’s Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline. Read More

Nov 26

Wiebe testifies against cluster bomb clause in Canada's Bill C-6

Professor Virgil Wiebe testified before the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on Nov. 26, speaking out against a controversial clause in Canada’s Bill C-6 that would allow Canadian Forces to use or direct the use of cluster bombs in certain situations despite the nation’s participation in an international treaty that prohibits their use. Read More

Nov 19
The Murphy Institute's Hot Topics Cool Talk Series

Scientist, theologian to discuss GMOs at next Hot Topics event

Experts in ecology and theology will discuss the environmental policies surrounding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as part of the next Hot Topics: Cool Talk debate hosted by the University of St. Thomas Murphy Institute on Dec. 3 at the School of Law. Read More

Nov 15

Paulsen, Berg cited in federal appeals court decision upholding religious freedom objections to contraception mandate of Affordable Care Act

A federal appeals court in Chicago on Nov. 8 upheld religious freedom objections against the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act, citing two University of St. Thomas School of Law faculty – professors Michael Paulsen and Thomas Berg – in the majority opinion. Read More

Nov 13

Call for Proposals: Conversations in Feminism, Law, and Religion

The University of St. Thomas issues a call for proposals for its March 2014 conference, "Conversations in Feminism, Law, and Religion." Read More

Nov 07
Super Lawyers

Three alumni named Super Lawyers, 35 are Minnesota Rising Stars

Three graduates of the University of St. Thomas School of Law were named Super Lawyers for 2013 by the Super Lawyers rating service, and another 35 were designated Minnesota Rising Stars. Read More

Oct 25

Kaal appointed hedge fund arbitrator for largest U.S. regulatory authority

Professor Wulf Kaal recently was appointed to serve as an arbitrator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the largest independent regulator for securities firms doing business in the United States. Read More

Oct 22

School of Law freezes tuition for next incoming class

All members of the class of 2017 who begin taking courses in fall 2014 will be guaranteed no tuition increases during the entire three-year juris doctor program. By switching from a per-credit tuition model to a flat-fee structure, the first-year tuition rate for these law students will decrease by more than $2,000 over the current rate. Read More

Oct 22
The Murphy Institute's Hot Topics Cool Talk Series

White collar crime prosecutors to debate Wall Street, the financial crisis and prosecutorial underreach

Two high-profile former prosecutors will debate Wall Street, the financial crisis and prosecutorial underreach as part of the next Hot Topics: Cool Talk debate hosted by the University of St. Thomas Murphy Institute on Nov. 15 at the School of Law. Read More

Oct 21

Berg takes argument to protect same-sex marriage and religious liberty to Stanford

Thomas Berg, James L. Oberstar Professor of Law and Public Policy, spoke at the Stanford Symposium on Marriage Equality, held Oct. 11-12 at Stanford Law School. Read More

Oct 16

Martinez wins MJF Outstanding Service Award

University of St. Thomas School of Law 3L Melissa Martinez is a recipient of the Minnesota Justice Foundation 2013 Outstanding Service Award. Read More

Oct 14
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School of Law to host Midwest Clinical Conference Nov. 1-3

Clinicians working in the legal field and beyond will come together Nov. 1 at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minn., to discuss, innovate and create new pathways in the future of clinical legal education. Read More

Oct 09
University of St. Thomas School of Law Professors rank #9 in the nation

UST Law profs rank No. 9 in nation; school lands on Princeton Review’s list of best 169 law schools

The University of St. Thomas School of Law is one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools, and students here are taught by professors who rank in the top 10 nationwide, according to a new study from Princeton Review. Read More

Oct 04

Professors Collett & Schiltz invited to Rome to discuss family rights

University of St. Thomas School of Law professors Teresa Collett and Elizabeth Schiltz were invited to participate in an international conference in Rome on "The Rights of the Family and the Challenges of the Contemporary World," held Sept. 19-21. 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

Sep 27

ABA to publish Tyner’s book on social justice lawyering, leadership and public policy

Artika Tyner, Ed.D., M.P.P., J.D., has been awarded a contract from the American Bar Association that will allow for her book, “Leading for Change: The Lawyer’s Guide to Planting People and Growing Justice,” to be published by the ABA in 2014. Read More

Sep 27

Berg participates in two U.S. Supreme Court cases in current term

Thomas Berg, James L. Oberstar Professor of Law and Public Policy, is participating in two First Amendment cases on the merits in the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 term. Read More

Sep 25

Kaal invited to speak on financial regulations this fall in Toronto, Minneapolis and New York

Associate Professor Wulf Kaal is taking his expertise on the road this fall, with upcoming presentations at the Canadian Law and Economics Association annual meeting in Toronto, the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review Symposium, “Hedge Funds in Bankruptcy,” held at St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y. Read More

Sep 19

Cally Kjellberg-Nelson ('09) receives the MDLA’s Deb Oberlander Award

Cally Kjellberg-Nelson ('09) was honored with this year’s MDLA Deb Oberlander Award. The award recognizes Cally for her "professionalism, service, and contribution to excellence in the practice of law" as a new lawyer. Read More

Sep 17

Abortion debate comes to Minneapolis on Oct. 4

Abortion will be the hot topic on the University of St. Thomas downtown Minneapolis campus on Friday, Oct. 4, when the university’s Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy brings in historian Gail Bederman and author Erika Bachiochi to debate: “Is Legal Abortion Necessary for Sexual Equality in the U.S.A.?” Read More

Sep 10
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38 students inaugurated into Legal Services Clinic

Thirty-eight students were sworn in Aug. 23 by the Honorable LaJune Lange as part of the recent Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services Swearing In Ceremony. Read More

Sep 10

Clyborne ('05) welcomed as new commander by Minnesota National Guard

Class of 2005 UST School of Law graduate Col. Johanna P. Clyborne assumed Brigade command of the Roseville-based 347th Regional Support Group on Sept. 7, 2013, during a ceremony at Camp Ripley. Clyborne is the first female in the Minnesota National Guard to assume a major command. Read More

Sep 04

School of Law welcomes class of 2016

The University of St. Thomas School of Law welcomed 115 1Ls the week of Aug. 19. Read More

Aug 28
PreLaw Magazine names UST Law #1 for externship placements.

UST Law leads nation in externships

The University of St. Thomas School of Law has once again come out on top of a nationwide study on externships. Read More

Aug 07

Murphy Institute to hold Oct. 25 event highlighting impact of St. Thomas More

On October 31, 2000, Pope John Paul II published an Apostolic Letter declaring Thomas More "Patron Saint of Stateman and Politicians." Read More

Aug 05

Nilan (’06) recognized as Up & Coming Attorney

Kate Nilan (’06), an associate at Gray Plant Mooty, was chosen as an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer. 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 15

World Bank invites Professor Hernandez Crespo as expert guest in Bolivia meeting

The World Bank invited Associate Professor Mariana Hernández Crespo to serve as its expert guest at a meeting in Bolivia with attorney generals from Bolivia, Paraguay, and Ecuador. Read More

Jul 13

Prolife Center to sponsor Aug. 1 lunch and dinner events on HHS mandate/religious liberty

The Prolife Center at the University of St. Thomas School of Law is holding two events on Thursday, Aug. 1 on the topic of the federal HHS mandate and its impact on religious liberty. Read More

Jul 10

Oseid talks 'persuasive writing of past U.S. presidents' with Kansas judiciary

Prof. Julie Oseid spoke at the 2013 Kansas Judicial Conference in Wichita on June 20. Her two-session presentation, "Communicators-in-Chief," explored the eloquence of two American Presidents – Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses Grant. Read More

Jul 08

Kaal invited to present at American Bankruptcy Institute symposium

The American Bankruptcy Institute recently invited UST Law Prof. Wulf Kaal, a national expert on the legal regulation of hedge funds, to its upcoming symposium in New York City. Read More

Jul 02

Tyner receives Outstanding Commitment Award from UST Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion Services

The University of St. Thomas School of Law would like to congratulate Dr. Artika Tyner, Director of the Office of Diversity, on her Outstanding Commitment Award from the UST Student Diversity and Inclusion Services for her work in 2012-2013. Read More

Jun 21

Prof. Sisk, students, reflect on successes of Appellate Clinic's inaugural year

UST Law’s newly-created Appellate Clinic saw two students represent a client in a case before the United States Court of Appeals under the supervision of Prof. Gregory Sisk. These students became part of an energetic and committed team of advocates that prepared the opening and reply briefs, with one of the students also arguing before a panel of nationally-prominent judges. 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

Jun 13

Kaal to present findings of study on Dodd-Frank impact on hedge fund industry

Prof. Wulf Kaal will present the findings of his study on Friday, June 14 at the 2013 Junior Scholars Workshop on Financial Services Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Read More

Jun 06

UST Law alum hired as new Assistant Director of Career Professional Development

In May 2004 Monica Gould attended her law school commencement ceremony as a member of the inaugural graduating class at University of St. Thomas School of Law. She then went on to a career as a litigation attorney for a Minneapolis-based firm, all the while demonstrating her continued zeal for UST Law and its mission through her volunteer service on its alumni board and in the Mentor Externship program. Read More

May 30

Five faculty members receive promotions at UST Law

Five faculty members at the University of St. Thomas School of Law recently received promotions. Robert Delahunty, Nekima Levy-Pounds, Julie Oseid, and Jennifer Wright have been promoted to full professor. Ben Carpenter was promoted to associate professor. 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

May 22

Rising 3L Erik Beitzel named 2013 CJP 'Student Service Learning Award' recipient

Second year law student Erik Beitzel, a certified student attorney with the UST Law Community Justice Project, was recently announced the recipient of the program’s 2013 Student Service Learning Award. Read More

Apr 19

University of St. Thomas School of Law announces new scholarship at the 2013 Mission Awards

Each year, the University of St. Thomas School of Law presents mission awards to faculty, staff, students and alumni for their contributions to the school’s mission. This year’s winners were announced at a lunchtime ceremony on April 15. Read More

Apr 15

Hernández Crespo assists Mongolian government in dispute resolution

As Mongolia was preparing to negotiate an Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan, which represented a significant development for the country, Hernández Crespo and a fellow from Harvard University were selected to assist members of the Mongolian government. Read More

Apr 15

Faculty recognized in the Roger Williams Study

The University of St. Thomas School of Law recently ranked third in a study measuring faculty productivity. Roger Williams University School of Law conducted the study in order to measure the per capita productivity of faculty in schools that are ranked outside the US News Top 50 rankings. Read More

Mar 15

‘Fifty States Under God’ is theme for JLPP Spring Symposium

How should constitutional scholars view the concept of religious liberty through the prism of the various state constitutions as they relate to the modern day? A handful of experts in the field of constitutional law and religious liberty will attempt to tackle that question as they gather Friday, April 19 at the UST Law Journal of Law and Public Policy’s Spring Symposium. Read More

Mar 15

Law Journal Symposium to tackle intersection of religious thought and intellectual property law in the 21st century

This spring a diverse group of legal, bioethics and religious scholars and entrepreneurs in the intellectual property industry will converge on the University of St. Thomas School of Law campus to present and discuss their views on a topic event organizers believe is cutting edge in an increasingly globalized and technological world – how might religious thought contribute to the substance and practice of Intellectual Property law? Read More

Mar 15

Wesley Smith receives the Champion for Youth Award

The University of St. Thomas School of Law’s Community Justice Project is presenting its annual symposium on March 20, 2013, entitled: “How Are the Children? Part VI: Re-Imagining Public Education in Minnesota.” It will bring together community leaders, social workers, educators, and others within the juvenile justice field to discuss their experiences concerning racial and socioeconomic equity in education and develop strategies to improve these conditions as our society moves forward Read More

Feb 25

Law Journal Symposium to tackle intersection of religious thought and intellectual property law in the 21st century

The 2013 UST Law Journal Symposium will take place Friday, April 5 and is co-sponsored by the Terrence Murphy Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy. The event aims to tackle the topic of how religious thought can impact the evolution and understanding of intellectual property law. Read More

Feb 14

Nichols book on First Amendment religion clauses is translated into Chinese

A book on the First Amendment religion clauses recently co-authored by Prof. Joel Nichols has been translated for a whole new audience – law school students in China. Read More

Feb 05

Tyner featured in 2013 Minnesota African American Heritage Calendar

Director of Diversity and Clinical Law Faculty Dr. Artika Tyner has been honored with inclusion in the 2013 Minnesota African American Heritage Calendar. For the seventh year, the Minnesota African American Heritage Calendar Award Committee a part of the PROCEED Foundation has produced this calendar to showcase the accomplishments of African Americans with roots in Minnesota. Read More

Feb 04

CNN article by Jeanne Bishop has St. Thomas ties

Jeanne Bishop, assistant public defender in the Office of the Cook County Public Defender has been a guest at the University of St. Thomas School of Law several times, and has been a key member of the team Professor Mark Osler put together to present “The Trial of Christ” across the country. Bishop and Osler have also worked together in other venues on a subject they agree on, the elimination of the death penalty. But in August 2011, Osler and Bishop debated the issue of juvenile life without parole on opposite sides before the incoming class. Read More

Jan 29

Professor Reid makes an impact in Italy

Professor Charles Reid’s recent piece in the Huffington Post is making waves internationally. Reid, who is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post contributed “The American Catholic Church and Roe v. Wade” last week. The post was referenced by several blog posts and articles immediately. Now, the Italian daily newspaper La Stampa has quoted the article extensively in the piece, “Stati Uniti, cambia la strategia per una cultura della vita,” translated into English, as “Changing the Strategy For the Culture of Life.” The piece can be found here. Published in Turin, La Stampa is one of Italy’s most influential newspapers reaching readers across Europe. In his article, Reid suggests that Pro-Life Catholics should rethink their traditional alliance with the Republican party, and political ideology in general. The La Stampa article suggests that Reid’s ideas may be a way forward in the abortion debate. Read More

Jan 24

Michigan Supreme Court cites Carpenter's Scholarship

University of St. Thomas School of Law professor Ben Carpenter was recently recognized by the Michigan Supreme Court, who cited his article on posthumous conception. Carpenter's article, "A Chip Off the Old Iceblock: How Cryopreservation Has Changed Estate Law, Why Attempts to Address the Issue Have Fallen Short, and How to Fix It," addresses the legislative evolution of posthumous conception. Read More

Jan 08

Prolife Center kicks off three part lecture series on January 8

The Prolife Center at the University of St. Thomas kicks off a three lecture series “Defending Life in 2013” on Tuesday, January 8 at 7 p.m. in the Schulze Auditorium in the Opus College of Business in downtown Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public. Read More

Jan 04

National Jurist names Organ to list “Most Influential People in Legal Education”

Professor Organ is cited for his work calling attention to scholarship practices which led to first year students not being able to retain their scholarships throughout their time in law school. Read More

Dec 11

Nekima Levy-Pounds receives “Profiles in Courage Award” from Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL)

University of St. Thomas School of Law Associate Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds has received the Profiles in Courage Award from the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers. MABL bestows the Profiles in Courage Award annually on an individual or entity that has demonstrated the highest level of courage, excellence and integrity in furthering the organization's mission of representing the interests of Black citizens in the legal profession and in the judicial system. Read More

Nov 26

Nov. 30 JLPP Symposium to tackle tensions over homeschooling law

Homeschooling may be an afterthought for many, particularly for the majority of Americans who are educated in the public school system. But according to experts its popularity is actually resurgent. As a result – tensions continue to arise between parental autonomy on one side and state and federal compulsory education regulations on the other – the children are left in the middle. Read More

Nov 21

Wiebe continues work against cluster munitions

Virgil Wiebe, UST Law professor and Director of Clinical Education, recently represented the community on an international scale by testifying before the Canadian Senate regarding their implementation of legislation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM). Read More

Nov 12

Three UST law faculty participate in religious liberties conference in San Diego

Professors Tom Berg and Michael Paulsen and Dean Robert Vischer were among a group of 30 religious liberties scholars invited to participate in the University of San Diego School of Law’s Institute for Law and Philosophy conference on “Freedom of the Church in the Modern Era.” Read More

Nov 07

Michael Lawyer ('09) nominated as a rising star in federal government

Michael Lawyer ('09), a Program Analyst for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, was nominated by FedScoop as an "Up & Comer." Read More

Oct 31

Hernandez Crespo drafts international mediation regulations

Professor Mariana Hernández Crespo was invited by the International Bar Association to serve as part of a distinguished team of global experts to draft regulations for governments considering alternatives to the abritration process. Read More

Oct 25

Vischer appointed dean of the School of Law

Robert Vischer, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, will become the new dean of the school, it was announced Thursday. Read More

Oct 24

Recent graduate's nonprofit granted tax exempt status

Recent Graduate's Nonprofit Granted Tax Exempt Status Read More

Oct 22

The Politics of Purple: Pair of legal scholars of different faiths to discuss “The Dangers of Anti-Sharia Laws” at Oct. 23 Murphy Institute event

Editors's Note: The Politics of Purple In the next month, there will be a lot of debate about red states and blue states, and a lot of the attention will be on states that are purple, places where they say the numbers are too close to call. However, unlike the pundits who are waiting for the states to turn either red or blue, at the University of St. Thomas School of Law we embrace the nuance and complexity of purple. The following story is the third in a four-part Politics of Purple series. Read More

Oct 17

Politics of Purple: How one student organization focuses on dialogue, not partisanship

With the presidential election next month, political tempers are beginning to flare. Not that this is unusual. In fact, the nature of America’s democratic system encourages all parties to debate. Nevertheless, the 2012 election has become especially contentious. Some critics argue that issues of public policy are lost in the shuffle of such divisive party affiliations. 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

Oct 09

The Politics of Purple: Faculty debate, dialogue, and model how to disagree

Editors's Note: The Politics of Purple In the next month, there will be a lot of debate about red states and blue states, and a lot of the attention will be on states that are purple, places where they say the numbers are too close to call. However, unlike the pundits who are waiting for the states to turn either red or blue, at the University of St. Thomas School of Law we embrace the nuance and complexity of purple. The Politics of Purple is a four-part series showing how the School of Law fosters political debate that defies easy sound bites and resists polarizing caricatures. In the series we hope to model and demonstrate how members of the law school community who are on opposite sides of controversial issues can disagree without being disagreeable, learning from each other and enriching our political culture in the process. Read More

Oct 01

Law Journal to ask the question “Managing Expectations: Does the Directors’ Duty to Monitor Promise More than it Can Deliver?”

Lisa Fairfax, the Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law and Director of Conference Programs at George Washington Law will present "Managing Expectations: Does the Directors’ Duty to Monitor Promise More than it Can Deliver?" on Monday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. in the Frey Moot Courtroom at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in downtown Minneapolis. Read More

Sep 12

UST Law moves up to 30th in Sisk’s latest ‘scholarly impact’ study

Prof. Greg Sisk and a team of UST Law research librarians recently published an updated version of a 2010 scholarly impact study that ranks the top third of the nation’s ABA-accredited law schools in the area of scholarly contribution from faculty that has garnered attention from media and the law school community. Read More

Sep 05

Brotherhood, Inc. finishes second in 2012 Mosaic Social Entrepreneurs Cup

Brotherhood, Inc., co-founded by students and faculty in the Community Justice Project at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, was the first runner-up in 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. was developed to create a pathway out of poverty for young African American males, ages 16-24, who have been involved in the criminal justice system or gangs or who are at risk of such involvement. Participants in the program receive life skills training, case management, educational support, and in house employment opportunities through a social enterprise called Brotherhood Brew Coffee. Read More

Aug 30

Annual LSSE data shows high student satisfaction at the School of Law

Professor Jerry Organ knows the University of St. Thomas School of Law is a great school. Now he has results from the 2012 Law School Survey on Student Engagement (LSSSE) to prove it. Read More

Aug 29

School of Law selects four finalist candidates for next dean

The dean search committee at the University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) is pleased to announce four distinguished finalist candidates for the law school's deanship. 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

Aug 22

Widener Law's annual Pileggi Lecture will feature Lyman Johnson as keynote

School of Law Professor Lyman Johnson was recently invited by the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law to deliver a keynote lecture for the 28th annual Francis G. Pileggi Lecture at the Widener University School of Law (Wilmington, Del.). The event will take place Nov. 9. Read More

Aug 22

Law Journal and Holloran Center team up for symposium on “Empirical Professional Ethics”

Eleven faculty representing seven different law schools and academic research institutions from around the country will gather Saturday, Sept. 22 at the University of St. Thomas School of Law to share their empirical research concerning professionalism, ethical professional identity, law firm or department ethical culture, rules compliance, preventive law and risk management, and the nature of competition and cooperation in legal education. Read More

Aug 15

Sisk's study on Establishment Clause jurisprudence cited in Seventh Circuit case

A 2012 empirical study co-authored by School of Law Prof. Greg Sisk on Establishment Clause jurisprudence was recently cited in the dissenting opinion of one of most influential federal appellate court judges in the country. Read More

Aug 06

Mid-day retreats give students, staff and alumni opportunity to take a break for faith

A new season of retreats, reflections and dialogues includes “Learning to Forgive,” “Remembering Vatican II” and “Perspectives on Heaven, Hell and Purgatory” 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 17

Holloran Center joins with "Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers"

School of Law professor and Associate Director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership Jerry Organ will represent the School of Law this September by presenting at the “Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers” conference in Denver, Colorado. Organ will present his research on professional formation and tools for developing an ethical professional identity. Dean Neil Hamilton and Dr. Verna Monson will also participate. 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

Prayer service planned at noon Tuesday for law student injured in Rome

A service to pray for the recovery of a University of St. Thomas School of Law student who was seriously injured in Rome will be held at noon Tuesday, July 3, in the Chapel of St. Thomas More in the School of Law building on St. Thomas’ downtown Minneapolis campus, 1000 LaSalle Ave. All are welcome to attend the service. 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

Jun 20

The University of St. Thomas honored by Kaposia, Inc

The University of St. Thomas was recently honored by Kaposia, Inc., a Twin Cities Employment and Alternative Service provider, with their One Step Ahead Award. St. Thomas has two individuals from Kaposia employed by the Law School and the College of Applied Professional Studies. Read More

May 30

Nichols, Wiebe receive promotions to rank of full professor at School of Law

Virgil Wiebe and Joel Nichols have both been noted for their achievements in the classroom and scholarship and their service to the community at-large, said Dean Thomas Mengler. Read More

May 25

Religious Liberty CLE to be held at the University of St. Thomas School of Law

On Thursday, June 28 the Prolife Center at the University of St. Thomas and the Minnesota Catholic Conference will hold a CLE, “Religious Liberty, Conscience Rights, and Participation of Faith Communities in the Public Square”. The event, a day-long program begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. The conference will focus on exploring the protections afforded religious liberty by the law. Many of these topics will be at the forefront of public debate in coming months as the fall election season looms. Read More

May 24

The Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services will offer two new clinics in the 2012-2013 academic year

The University of St. Thomas School of Law will expand clinic offerings again in the fall of 2012 with two new clinics. The clinics are in the areas of bankruptcy litigation and nonprofit organizations. Read More

Apr 25

School of Law faculty recognized for scholarly excellence and impact

The University of St. Thomas School of Law ranked second in a study measuring faculty productivity based on publications in top law journals. The study, conducted by faculty at the Roger Williams Law School, focuses on law schools ranked outside of the U.S. News and World Report top 50. 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

Apr 23

Collett maintains busy schedule in the spring

As the country buzzes with talk of abortion regulations, contraception access, and gay marriage, University of Saint Thomas School of Law Professor Teresa Collett is leading the discussion and making headlines. Nationally known for her work as an appellate lawyer and her pro-life, pro-family advocacy in political circles, Collett’s work as a legal scholar here in the Twin Cities is providing a framework for law students to engage these difficult and controversial topics. Read More

Apr 23

International Parental Child Abduction: Essential Principles of The Hague Convention, by Allison Maxim ('05) is the cover story of the April 2012 Bench & Bar of Minnesota.

Allison Maxim ('05), a family law attorney at Walling, Berg & Debele, P.A., in Minneapolis, is the author of this month's Bench & Bar of Minnesota cover story titled "International Parental Child Abduction: Essential Principles of The Hague Convention." Read More

Apr 18

3L Campion wins University Advocates for Women and Equity award

Current law student Alexandra Campion was one of four winners of three awards presented by the University Advocates for Women and Equity. The awards won by the four were created to honor women on campus, or to honor scholarship or creative work on concerns related to women. Read More

Apr 05
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“Trial of Christ” Challenges Audiences to Consider Mercy in Death Penalty States

Justice and mercy are always held in tension according to former federal prosecutor, and current University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Mark Osler. This perspective stems from his first hand experience with areas of law where there is no mercy, such as federal crack/cocaine sentencing and the death penalty. But as a man of faith, Osler has also witnessed the power of redemption, and is working to give the condemned that life-saving second chance. Read More

Apr 02

Law School Presents "Mission Awards"

Each year the University of St. Thomas School of Law presents mission awards to faculty, staff, students and alumni for their contributions to the mission of the School of Law. This year’s winners were announced at a lunchtime ceremony on March 26. 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

Mar 19

Law Journal Announces 2012-2013 membership

The University of St. Thomas School of Law Journal has announced the recently-selected members of the 2012-2013 editorial board for the University of St .Thomas Law Journal. Read More

Mar 13

Correction to U.S. News rankings data

It has come to our attention that U.S. News published an inaccurate employment at graduation statistic for the UST Class of 2010. On line 169 of our Class of 2010 U.S. News Employment data report, the number of graduates known to be employed at graduation is correctly listed as 51 graduates (or 32.9% of our 155 total number of 2010 graduates). Unfortunately, on line 164 of the report, we incorrectly listed 125 graduates (or 80.6%) as employed at graduation. U.S. News listed that incorrect number in its law school rankings, released earlier today. We have contacted U.S. News to alert them to the error. The nine month graduation rate of 86.5% is correct in the rankings Read More

Feb 14

Fr. Dan Griffith joins law school as Faculty Fellow of Law

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Robert Vischer has announced that Father Dan Griffith will join the School of Law community in January, 2012. Fr. Griffith will serve as Distinguished Service faculty, an appointment he received from the University of St. Thomas. In his first semester at the School of Law, Fr. Griffith will offer a course on Catholic social teaching and the law. The course will equip students to analyze and critique current issues of law and public policy through the lens offered by Catholic social teaching. Read More

Feb 09

Thomas Mengler named president of St. Mary’s University in Texas

Thomas Mengler, dean of the University of St. Thomas School of Law for the past 10 years, on Friday was named president of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. The appointment is effective June 1. Read More

Feb 08

Mengler and Hamilton honored for “Outstanding Service to the Profession”

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. Read More

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