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I’m very honored and excited to serve as Alumni Board President during this year, the five-year anniversary of the Class of 2008’s law school graduation.
I joined the Alumni Board in 2009 because I appreciated the opportunities UST Law afforded me, and wanted to try and give something back. I wanted to be President because one of my favorite parts of UST Law was that it offered such an incredible opportunity to be a part of the formative process for a new school, and I thought that echoed the Alumni Board’s position as a relatively new group.
In thinking about my goals for the Alumni Board, I could not help but think of my own professional goals for the coming year, which I’m sure reflect many of my fellow alumni. For many, if not all, of us, we are starting to focus on raising our profiles, whether that be in our workplace, in our community, or even the legal profession as a whole. We are also looking to form, sustain and maintain relationships, which not only helps us achieve that first goal of visibility, but also gives us a support system for challenging times.
These are also challenging times in legal education. I hope that the Alumni Board, along with fellow alumni, can be a support system for UST Law through thoughtful advice and recognition that the need for financial support is critical to the success of our law school. I would like to see the Alumni Board and fellow alumni establish a sustaining relationship with the law school by signing up for an annual reoccurring gift to the law school during this year’s campaign. This type of relationship by alumni is essential to the law school’s long-term success.
As alumni it is vital that we support one another, as well as the students at UST Law. I encourage all of you to consider joining one of the Alumni Association’s committees, each of which promotes the mission of UST Law and heightens the visibility of UST Law and fellow alumni. Alumni Association committees include the Alumni Program Committee, Alumni Social Committee, Class of 2008 Reunion Committee, Annual Giving Committee, and the Alumnae Event Committee. Membership is open to any graduate who expresses an interest. If you would like to become more involved you can contact me or Nicole Fredricks Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more.
Again, it is an honor and privilege to serve as your Alumni Board President this year, and I hope to catch up with many of you over the coming months.
A sustaining relationship allows a donor to demonstrate support for UST Law and its mission over a longer period of time. Participation continues automatically on a monthly or yearly basis. Donors who enter into a sustaining relationship will be removed from all other annual giving solicitations, including phone calls in spring and early summer.
Sustaining relationship members can increase, decrease or cancel a monthly or yearly gift at any time. To create a sustaining relationship, complete the Sustaining Relationship form today. Mail the completed form to Development Office, University of St. Thomas, P.O. Box 64947, Saint Paul, MN 55164-0947. You may also complete the form over the telephone by contacting the UST Development Office at (651) 962-6999 or (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-6999.
The Alumni Office is now on Twitter at USTLawAlumni. We will post news and events relevant to our law alumni. Follow us today to stay connected!
UST’s Lawyer Search is an innovative program for both law alumni and the public. Law alumni can market their services to each other and the community; the public can search for a UST Law lawyer to meet community and legal needs. Users can search by the following categories: name, practice area, location, class and employer. To participate, visit UST Law Lawyer Search.
This year the UST Law Alumni Relations Office began a Life at UST Law blog titled “Mission in Action.” The blog features posts written by UST Law alumni in which they answer the question: What is your Mission in action? Our first two alumni bloggers are Carrie Burton ’08 and Johanna Clyborne ’05:
If you are willing to share your Mission in Action story, please submit a statement (500 words or less) to email@example.com. Our goal is to inspire students, staff, and fellow alumni, as well as highlight the Mission to prospective students.
Four graduates discuss their experience at UST Law and its impact on their career in YouTube videos created for UST Law. To view the videos, click on the graduate's name below:
We celebrate the leadership and accomplishments of UST Law alumni. As we learn about the great work all of you are doing, we highlight it on Alumni Success on the alumni website. Recently we have celebrated the following success stories:
Feb. 5 – Taking Action to Increase Equality: A Conversation Among Bench and Bar
Feb. 6 – Mid-Day Dialogue on Faith: The Role of Ritual
Feb. 7 - Helen Alvare to speak on “The Politics of Freedom
Feb. 11 –Lessons in Leadership – A Medtronic Roundtable Event
Feb. 11 through March 18 – Lenten Retreat in Daily Living: In the Desert With Jesus
February 25 – Dean’s Multicultural Luncheon
March 1-2 – Alumni Lenten Retreat at the Benedictine Center
March 8 – Hot Topics: Cool Talk: Is the Supreme Court Threatening Religious Groups?
March 20 –How are the Children VI: Reimagining Public Education in Minnesota
March 20 –Building Trust to Transform Healthcare: A Dialogue Across the Professions of Law, Medicine, and Business
April 5 – Law Journal Symposium: Intellectual Property and Religious Thought
April 10 – Mid-Day Reflection: Jesus’ Post Resurrection Appearances
April 18 - Patricia O’Hare, Notre Dame, to speak on “The Catholic University in the 21st Century”
April 26 - Law and the History of Corporate Responsibility – A Medtronic Roundtable Event
May 17 – Alumni Target Field Outing: Twins vs. Red Sox
Can’t wait to hit the ice this winter? The UST Law hockey team wants to play! If you are interested in playing in a hockey game between alumni and students please contact Nicole Fredricks Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 962-4863.
Learn more about the exciting things happening at UST Law by visiting the News page where the law school regulary publishes news stories.
The School of Law faculty is active in local and national media, writing a variety of articles and making television appearances. To learn more about the excellent work that they are doing, visit the UST Law website: Faculty in the News.
Click here to learn more about the career resources and job opportunities available for graduates.
The Law Alumni Association is pleased to announce the appointment of the 2013 Law Alumni Advisory Board:
The Law Alumni Association is pleased to announce the appointment of the 2013 Law Alumni Board committee chairs and co-chairs:
If you would like to learn more about any of these committees or if you are interested in serving as a member, please contact Nicole Fredricks Jackson, Director of Law Alumni, at email@example.com or 651-962-4863.
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