Law Alumni E-News
In this Issue:
Dean Thomas Mengler has announced two new staff appointments for the School of Law - Dave Bateson, previous Director of Mentor Externship, as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Artika Tyner as Interim Director of Diversity.
Dave Bateson has served as Director of Mentor Externship for the past 6 years and has helped propel the School of Law’s mentor externship program into a national leader. In his announcement to students, faculty, and staff, Dean Tom Mengler stated, “It is accurate to say that Dave Bateson has become this country’s leading expert on law school mentoring programs. I am impressed with Dave’s fine track record in working effectively and sensitively with our law student community, as well as his success in doing the same with our 500 mentors – leaders in the Twin Cities legal community.” Prior to joining the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2005 he practiced as an attorney with Rider Bennett in Minneapolis, MN.
As the Interim Director of Diversity, Artika Tyner will be responsible for developing and implementing a variety of initiatives to advance a strategic and integrated approach to diversity in all aspects of student life at the School of Law. She will continue her role as chair of the Committee on Multicultural Affairs and lead the committee’s efforts in strengthening the diversity, the multicultural awareness, and the inclusive nature of the law school community as guided by its mission of faith, service, and community.
Meet the Student Callers for the 2011 Annual Giving Campaign
The Annual Giving Campaign has become a platform for alumni to advance national impact, demonstrate national leadership, fuel our mission of integrating faith and reason, and advance social justice in our communities. The 2011 Annual Giving Campaign was kicked off in December 2010. Helping this year's Annual Giving Committee, are two future alumni, Zachary Krogman ('11) and Carlie Colburn ('12). We are pleased to introduce you to Zachary and Carlie, who you may have heard from or will hear from in the coming weeks.
Zachary Krogman ('11)
Hometown: Stevens Point, WI
Favorite Law School Class: First Amendment: Religious Liberties with Professor Nichols
Favorite Law Professor: Professor Sisk
Volunteer Activities: Intern at Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women
I choose UST Law because of the energy and commitment shown by everyone that I met. The energy and commitment creates a unique and high quality law school experience.
Carlie Colburn ('12)
Hometown: Vadnais Heights, MN
Favorite Law School Class(s): Non-Profit Law and Contracts
Volunteer Activities: PBS and DFL
If you would like to contribute to the 2011 Annual Giving Campaign, consider one of the following law school giving designations:
Seeking Ideas for a UST Law Signature Public Service Project
The Mission & Public Service Committee is currently considering the prospect of a signature public service project for UST Law. If you have any ideas that you would like us to consider, please send an e-mail to Cathy Powell Finnegan at firstname.lastname@example.org. The committee members are: Associate Dean & Director of Library, Ann Bateson, Prof. Ben Carpenter, LuAnn Hudson, Assistant Director of CPD, Cathy Powell Finnegan, Graciela Gonzalez ('09), Kathy Mann Arnott, Lara Orr ('10), Megan Stowers ('12), Director of Academic Achievement, Scott Swanson and Jeff Wald ('13). We would love to hear from you!
Nominate a Graduate for the Living the Mission Award
The Mission & Public Service Committee is currently accepting nominations of Alumni that are Living the Mission after graduating from UST Law. To nominate a graduate, please fill out the nomination form and tell the committee about the great work a graduate is doing in the community. Nominations are due March 4th. Contact LuAnn Hudson with questions.
Upcoming CLE Opportunities and Other Events
For more information on upcoming events, visit the Law School Events page.
A Message from CPD and Alumni Job Opportunities
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Let Us Know What is News with You
We know that our graduates have life updates and we want to know about it! Tell us what's going on in your life (or a classmate's), either personal or professional experiences. Send your updates to your Class Notes Editor (below). Notes will be included in the Summer issue of St. Thomas Lawyer magazine.
Class Note Editors:
Class of 2005: Jennifer (Beech) Lohse
Class of 2006: Ian Dobson
Class of 2007: Chuck Berendes
Class of 2008: Kelly Binford Micheletti
Class of 2009: Erin Lord
Class of 2010: Meghann Kantke and Garin Strobl
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