News

May 20

Murphy Institute to Offer Post-Graduate Fellowships with the United Nations in New York and Switzerland

The Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy, a collaboration of the University of St. Thomas School of Law and the Center for Catholic Studies, will offer two 12-month fellowships in support of the work of the Holy See at the United Nations beginning this fall. Read More

May 5

Levy-Pounds Elected President of Minneapolis NAACP

University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds was elected president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP on May 2, 2015. Read More

May 1

Berg on SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Case: Support Marriage Equality and Religious Liberty Rights

An amicus curiae brief co-authored by Professor Thomas Berg recently was filed in the U.S. Supreme Court case Obergfell v. Hodges, supporting the petitioners’ claim of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage while also arguing for protection of the religious liberty rights of objectors. Read More

Apr 16

For Second Year, Clinical Law Students Win Appeal Before U.S. Court of Appeals

For the second year in a row, students and a professor from the University of St. Thomas Appellate Clinic have won an appeal they briefed and argued before judges in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of a pro bono client. Read More

Apr 7

Law Students Launch ‘Perspectives’ Event Series

Law students from several affinity groups at the University of St. Thomas School of Law will together launch an event series exploring issues of legal significance from the diverse perspectives of their groups. Read More

Mar 27

Community Justice Project Files Federal Complaint Against Minneapolis Public School

The law students and faculty working for the University of St. Thomas School of Law Community Justice Project filed a complaint March 20 with the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, arguing that a Minneapolis public school routinely violates the rights of special education students. Read More

Mar 17

School of Law Ranked No. 3 in U.S. for Practical Training, No. 1 in Upper Midwest for Clinical Training

The University of St. Thomas School of Law is the No. 3 law school in the nation for practical training, the top law school in the Upper Midwest for clinical training and the top private law school in Minnesota, according to recently released rankings from The National Jurist and U.S. News and World Report. Read More

Mar 16

Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds Honored with Saint Paul Foundation Facing Race Ambassador Award

University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds is a 2015 recipient of the Saint Paul Foundation Ambassador Award, which honors Minnesota’s anti-racism activists. Read More

Mar 2

Law Professors Join New Effort for Marriage Opportunity

Two professors from the University of St. Thomas School of Law are among the founding members of a new initiative that seeks to “make marriage achievable for all Americans, regardless of social class or sexual orientation.” Read More

Feb 25

Christopher Damian Named Target Corporation Diversity in Law Scholar

Target Corporation and the University of St. Thomas School of Law have named second-year law student Christopher Damian the 2015 recipient of the Target Corporation Diversity in Law Scholarship. Read More

Jan 26

Levy-Pounds recognized by business and legal communities with Attorney of the Year and 40 Under 40 awards

University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds was announced recently as a 2014 Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer and a 40 Under 40 honoree for 2015 by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Read More

Jan 21

Religious Liberty Clinic Files Briefs in School Choice Cases

The University of St. Thomas School of Law Religious Liberty Appellate Clinic has filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in two cases in the Supreme Court of North Carolina involving a “school choice” program. Read More

Dec 3

3M Partners with UST School of Law to Launch Community Justice Fellowship

In partnership with 3M, the University of St. Thomas School of Law is launching a new fellowship program that will allow a new law graduate to work full time for the school’s award-winning Community Justice Project. Read More

Dec 2

Law Professors’ Brief Gains National Attention as Pregnancy Case Heads to Supreme Court

Oral arguments will be held Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Young v. UPS pregnancy discrimination case in the U.S. Supreme Court, with a brief drafted by University of St. Thomas School of Law professors Thomas Berg, Teresa Collett and Elizabeth Schiltz, among others, gaining attention from national media leading up to the proceedings. Read More

Nov 25

Sisk Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Tort Cases

Professor Gregory Sisk, Laghi Distinguished Chair in Law, filed an amicus brief in November in U.S. Supreme Court cases "United States v. Wong" and "United States v. June." Read More

Oct 9

School of Law Receives Pair of Top 10 Rankings in The Princeton Review

The 2015 Princeton Review is out, and the School of Law ranks No. 8 in nation for best professors and No. 4 for best quality of life. Read More

Oct 6

New Scholarship Program Aims to Put New Lawyers in Rural Practice

The Access to Justice Scholars program is a $75,000 scholarship program for individuals who have an interest in and commitment to pursuing legal practice in a small-town or rural setting. Read More

Sep 29

New Disability Justice Website Aims to Explain U.S. Disability Laws

University of St. Thomas School of Law professor and students helped develop content for the site. Read More

Sep 25

Religious Liberty Clinic Files Supreme Court Brief in Church’s Freedom of Speech Case

The case is a challenge by a small church to an ordinance that severely restricts the church’s ability to display temporary signs announcing and providing information about its Sunday worship services. Read More

Sep 15

Minnesota Lawyer Recognizes Three UST Law Alumni as ‘Up & Coming Attorneys’

The award honors Minnesota attorneys who have demonstrated significant professional accomplishments, leadership in their community, and commitment to the law in their first ten years of practice. Read More

Sep 15

Law Professors File Supreme Court Brief for Pro-life Groups Supporting Working Pregnant Women

The case centers on a UPS worker who was instructed by her doctor not to lift heavy packages during her pregnancy. Read More

Aug 26

The New York Times Endorses Osler’s Proposal to Restructure Clemency

The New York Times Editorial Board this month endorsed a proposal to restructure clemency that was brought forth by Professor Mark Osler and New York University’s Rachel Barkow. Read More

Aug 11

University of St. Thomas Appellate Clinic Wins Major Victory in Prison Litigation for Arizona Death Row Inmate

The case, Scott Nordstrom v. Charles Ryan, et al., was argued in April by then third-year law students Joy Nissen and Michelle King, who worked on behalf of the school’s Appellate Clinic led by Professor Gregory Sisk. Read More

Jul 18

Forty-six Alumni Named Minnesota Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

The accolades are given as part of an effort by the Super Lawyers organization to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. Read More

Jul 16

Virgil Wiebe Urges White House to Act Carefully on Refugee Crisis

Law professor Virgil Wiebe was part of a group of professors and researchers who sent a letter to President Obama regarding the growing refugee emergency involving unaccompanied children from Central America and Mexico. Read More