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June 2011

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A Message from the Director of Alumni Relations, School of Law

Dear Alumni,


In June, with only 27 days left in the 2011 Annual Giving Campaign, I want to extend my gratitude to the Alumni Annual Giving Committee members for their countless hours of service to the School of Law and the alumni community.  These committee members strive to secure national recognition of UST Law graduates that is well deserved.  The UST alumni community is an incredibly talented and service-oriented group that deserves national recognition among law schools.  Thank you to the following committee members that volunteer their service to make national recognition a reality: 


Brian Gross ’10

Sarah McGuire ‘07

Maggie Skelton ‘04

Dani Haag ‘10

Melanie McMahon ‘05

Rhonda Skoby ‘06

Tom Harrison ‘09

Teddy Michel ‘07

Jessica Slattery Karich ‘06

Kate Hibbard  ‘06

Robb Miller ‘05

Zaylore Stout ‘10

Joe Johnson  ‘07

Rachel Myers Lorentz ‘06

Brooke Swenson ‘07

Mark Klos ‘04

Chris Nelson ‘07

Alyssa Malecek Toft ‘07

Kathy Klos ‘07

Eric Palmer ‘07

Karen Walquist ‘08

Jordana Koja Volk ‘07

Thea Porisch ‘04

Brad Walz ‘04

Alicia Long ‘10

Therese Price ‘11

Chris Wheaton ‘08

Erin Lord ‘09

Marie Reigstad ‘10

Darwin Williams ' 05

Kathleen McDaniel ‘08

Geoff Saltzstein ‘09

Heather McElroy ‘04

Jonathan Scheib  ‘11

Thank you to the 367 alumni participating in 2011 Annual Giving so far.  In order to secure a top spot in giving again this year, the above named committee members will be reaching out to secure an additional 203 alumni participants.  Will you participate today to help the alumni community secure the top spot once again this year?  Please visit to participate.

I am blessed to work with an outstanding alumni community.  Thank you for all that you do as UST Law graduates. 


Nicole Fredricks Jackson
Director of Alumni Relations, School of Law

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Announced

Professor Rob Vischer will serve as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs starting June 1, 2011.  Professor Tom Berg served the School of Law for two years as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and will be returning to the role of full-time professor.  We welcome Associate Dean Visher and thank Professor Berg for his wonderful service as the Associate Dean.


Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds is Appointed Chair of Minnesota State Advisory Committee on Civil Rights and Receives Shanara Gilbert Award

During the last few months, Associate Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds received recognition for her work in the community. Professor Levy-Pounds was appointed Chair of the newly formed Minnesota State Advisory Committee, established by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights at the direction of the U.S. Congress.  The news release from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is available here.


In addition, the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education recognized Associate Professor Levy-Pounds with the 2011 Shanara Gilbert Emerging Clinician Award for her work with the Community Justice Project under the auspices of the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services (IPC). The news article is available here.


Recent Graduate Timothy Flynn ('11) Nominated for UST Outstanding Clinic Student of the Year Award

Timothy Flynn has been nominated by the faculty and staff of the Interprofessional Center for the UST Outstanding Clinic Student of the Year award.  The award will be officially confirmed by the Association of American Law Schools Section on Clinical Legal Education at its June meeting.  The Clinical Section (CLEA) created the award to honor a law student at each law school who has excelled in a clinical course.  The award is given annually at the completion of the academic year.  More...


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A Message from CPD, including Alumni Job Opportunities

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Would you like to have business referred to you? Or, would you like to refer business to a fellow UST Law grad? Visit Lawyer Search

In 2009 the Office of Alumni Relations launched School of Law Lawyer Search, a business development tool for UST Law graduates. Lawyer Search is free and a great way for alumni and friends of the law school to seek out and hire our wonderful alumni. Alumni currently registered on Lawyer Search tell us that they are receiving business and referrals as a result. Register your profile here, today! Or, visit Lawyer Search to find a fellow UST Law graduate working in a specific state or business/practice area.

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Nicole Fredricks Jackson, Director of Law Alumni Relations
UST School of Law, Alumni Relations Office

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