Alumni E-News
September 2010

Message from Director of Alumni Relations - Leadership Opportunities

Dear alumni,

Are you interested in serving in a leadership role at the UST School of Law?  Serving as a member of the Alumni Board is an opportunity to develop your leadership skills and will provide you with an opportunity to gain valuable board experience. 

Through an appointments process, members of the 2011 Alumni Board will be appointed.  If you are interested in serving in a leadership role, please consider applying for the following Board positions that commence January 1, 2011:

Secretary/Treasurer:  an officer position, automatic succession to the position of President-elect, President and Past-president.

Director, 2 year term:  a voting member of the Board, 8 positions open.

Information regarding the application process is available on-line. Applications are due November 30, 2010.

I welcome the opportunity to speak to you more about these positions. Feel free to contact me at 651-962-4863 or at

Nicole Fredricks Jackson
Director of Alumni Relations, School of Law

Student Loan Repayment Plans and Forgiveness Programs

As part of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA) of 2007, there were some programs created to help make student loan repayment easier for student loan borrowers. Learn more about the Income-Based Repayment (IBR) Plan and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. More...

Alumni Success Stories

Shauna Faye Kieffer ('08) co-authored the article Padilla Motions: Effective Assistance of Counsel Where Pleas Mandate Deportation, with the Hon. John L. Holahan.  The article was published in Bench & Bar of Minnesota, August 2010.

Maggie Green ('08) featured a guest post titled Solo Practice: Three Tips for Getting Started  on August 17, 2010, on Lawyerist.  Maggie Green is a solo practitioner in Minneapolis, MN. Her legal practice focuses on estate planning and probate services.

Graham M. Martin ('07) featured a guest post titled Marketing Monday on August 23, 2010, on Lawyerist.  Graham Martin is a solo practitioner in Minneapolis, MN. His legal practice focuses on general civil litigation and family law.

Joe Fricke's ('10) run for the Minnesota Senate was featured in a July 9, 2010 article in Politics in Minnesota.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recognized law alumni Ryan Green ('07) and Alex DeMarco ('06) as up-and-coming young professionals during the Twin Cities 25 Finest event on July 22, 2010.  As honorees at the event, they were recognized for their work in the community.  

Visit Alumni Success Stories to see other amazing things that UST Law alumni are doing in the communities that they serve.

Upcoming Events

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...

September 10 - Padilla v. Kentucky: A Foundation for Collaboration between Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorneys CLE

Join the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services for the CLE from 8:30-4:45 p.m. More...

September 13 - Fall Reflection Series: Jesus Speaks

Join Professor Susan Stabile from 12:30-1:30 p.m. for a five-part series designed to deepen your appreciation of fundamental Christian teachings. You may attend any or all of the sessions. Other session dates are September 20, September 27, October 4, and October 11. More...


September 20 - Second Annual Alumni Golf Outing

Join us for the Alumni Golf Outing at the Bluff Creek Golf Coures for a fun filled day of golf and commraderie.  More...

September 23 - Alumni Reflections Series

Join UST Alumnus Christopher Wheaton ('03, '08 J.D.) from 12:30-1:30 p.m. as he shares his reflections on integrating faith, service and reason in building his law practice and how he relies on each during his daily work as an attorney. More...

September 26 - Red Mass

Join the Lawyers Guild of St. Thomas More at the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas at 9:00 a.m. The tradition of Red Mass is rooted in thirteenth-century European custom of asking divine assistance for lawyers, judges, civic leaders and academics in their professional endeavors. More...

October 19 - Alumni Service Project: Kids Against Hunger

Join the Law Alumni Association for an evening of packaging food in Minneapolis for a great cause. Alumni, students, faculty/staff are encouraged to participate. Family and friends are welcome. More... 


October 29 - Swearing-In Breakfast

UST Law alumni being admitted to the Minnesota State Bar in October are invited to join Dean Thomas Mengler and members of the law school community for this breakfast prior to the Swearing-In Ceremony.  More...


December 4 - Alumni Association Social Event: A Christmas Carol

Discounted tickets will be available to law alumni, family and friends for a matinee showing of "A Christmas Carol" at the Guthrie Theater.  Limited tickets available to purchase until November 1.  More...

December 9 - Alumni Christmas Party

Celebrate the Season with fellow law alumni, faculty and staff at the Annual Christmas Celebration from 5:00-7:30 p.m. More...


Class of 2013 Profile
The School of Law welcomed the Class of 2013 in late August. The profile of the entering class is available on-line.


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, Director of Alumni Relations
Alumni Relations Office, School of Law

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