Alumni News, Job Postings, Events and More
August 2010

Success again in 2010! Law Alumni Reach 54.86% Participation in Annual Giving Campaign

The alumni community once again secures a top spot among  all ABA-accredited law schools for its percentage of participation in an annual giving campaign.  At the close of the campaign on June 30, 2010, the School of Law recorded an inspiring 54.86 percent participation.  Equally impressive, our participation rate has topped our previous two years  during a period of continued economic challenge.  We have yet to identify another law school in the nation that has attained the same level of success that UST Law has achieved over the last six years.  We gratefully acknowledge and thank all alumni who participated in the 2010 campaign.  Your participation demonstrates your unwavering confidence in the School of Law and maintains our top 1% placement among all ABA-accredited law schools in the category of alumni participation in the country!

We remain grateful for the enduring support of our alumni over the years.  Your support reaffirms our belief that our mission is not only at work in our students, faculty and staff, but in those who have continued on their journey to become servant leaders in our communities.  Thank you again for your generosity and commitment to preserving the legacy of the University of St. Thomas School of Law!

With warmest appreciation,
Lisa Montpetit Brabbit, Assistant Dean for External Relations
Christopher Nelson‘07, 2010 Annual Giving Chair                      
Nicole Fredricks Jackson, Director of Alumni Relations      

Mentor Externship Program: Become a Mentor

Are you ready to share your professional experience with a current UST Law student?  We invite our alumni to return to Mentor Externship as mentors for the 2010-2011 academic year.  Share the wisdom you have accumulated since graduation and help guide a current student on the journey to professional success.  Contact Dave Bateson at  if you are interested.

Upcoming Events

August 10 – Access to Leadership, A Lindquist & Vennum Women’s Initiative, Hosted at the School of Law

Lindquist and Vennum will present an engaging, lively and practical discussion on women and leadership.  Five high-profile guest panelist will share their personal account of leadership.  Click here for more details


August 11 – Achieving Diversity on the Bench in the 21st Century, An Infinity Project Presentation, Hosted at the School of Law

The Infinity Project will present a candid discussion about the way in which we nominate, vet and appoint our current Article I and Article III judges.  The discussion will focus on the continued commitment to promoting the most qualified lawyers and judges to the federal bench and best practices for developing a diverse pool of qualified candidates.  The event is free and 2.0 CLE have been applied for.  Click here for more details


August 11 - St. Thomas Women Connect Summer Social

Join the St. Thomas Women Connect for its summer social at Sapor Cafe from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Click here for more details.


August 20-22 - Vocation and the Study and Practice of Law: A Retreat Experience

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. The RSVP deadline is July 25, 2010. Click here for more details.

September 9 - What are the Legal and Ethical Boundaries for Controlling Immigration: Is the New Arizona Legislation an Appropriate Response?

Join the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership for this Medtronic Business and Law

Roundtable from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  More details to follow.


September 14 - The Moral Responsibility of Investment Bankers

Join the Law Journal and the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions for this Medtronic Business and Law Roundtable and CLE from 4:00-6:00 p.m. More details to follow.


September 20 - Second Annual Alumni Golf Outing

Join us for the Alumni Golf Outing at the Minnesota Valley Country Club. Early bird registration is available until August 15.  Click here for more details.


October 29 - Swearing-In Breakfast

UST Law alumni being admitted to the Minnesota State Bar in October are invited to join us for this breakfast prior to the Swearing-In Ceremony.  More details to follow.

November 6 - Empirical Professional Ethics

Join the Law Journal and Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. for this CLE program. More details to follow. 


December 4 - Alumni Guthrie Theater Event

Discounted tickets will be available to law alumni, family and friends for a matinee showing of "A Christmas Carol" at the Guthrie Theater.  Tickets will go on sale soon.  More details to follow.


Alumni Job Opportunities and Career Information Office of Career & Professional Development

Click here for a message from the Office of Career and Professional Development, including resources for you related to both career search and job postings.

Nicole Fredricks Jackson
Office of Alumni Relations, School of Law

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