Published on: Tuesday, July 17, 2012
School of Law professor and Associate Director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership Jerry Organ will represent the Schoolof 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.
UST School of Law is one of 23 law schools across the country who are members of the Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers consortium started by the University of Denver. The consortium is “committed to fostering the highest degree of competence and professionalism in the next generation of lawyers as they seek to respond to an ever-changing legal profession and market for legal services,” Organ says.
Consortium members are chosen based on the school’s commitment to legal education reform and selection of courses that focus on student-centered teaching. The University of St. Thomas School of Law specifically demonstrates these values through the Mentor Externship Program, Foundations of Justice class, public service requirement, and selection of clinics through the Interprofessional Center. “We are excited to be part of this collaborative endeavor,” Organ says.