Newly appointed Dean of the University of St. Thomas School of Law Robert Vischer poses for a portrait in front of the Law School at dusk on November 20, 2012, in downtown Minneapolis. Vischer was photographed for St. Thomas Lawyer Magazine.

Vischer Tapped for National Leaders Council to Address Crisis in Legal Aid

The nonprofit organization that funds legal aid programs nationwide is calling on high-profile and influential leaders from various American industries to raise public awareness of the current crisis in legal aid, and University of St. Thomas School of Law Dean Robert Vischer was asked to be a part of the effort.
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A Big Win for the Bankruptcy Litigation Clinic

Law students working in the University of St. Thomas Bankruptcy Litigation Clinic helped a client avoid financial turmoil when a recent court decision was awarded in the woman’s favor.
University of St. Thomas School of Law professor Mark Osler poses for a studio portrait on December 6, 2012. Osler was photographed for graduate education promotional materials.

Professor Mark Osler Speaks at White House on Clemency

Professor Mark Osler will speak at the White House on Thursday, March 31, to discuss and share ideas on President Barack Obama’s clemency initiative alongside other advocates, academics and Administration officials.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia smiles while having lunch at the School of Law building in downtown Minneapolis on October 20, 2015.

Remembering Justice Scalia

I had the privilege of clerking for Justice Scalia for two years—his last year on the D.C. Circuit and his first year on the Supreme Court.  In between the two clerkships, I helped to prepare Justice Scalia for...
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Law School Moves Up in U.S. News Rankings

The St. Thomas School of Law has moved up 24 places in the annual rankings conducted by U.S. News & World Report, which also ranked the university’s graduate programs in business, education and social work.
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Uniting Advocacy Work and a Law Degree

First-year law student Danielle Liebl, the founder of DIFFERbilities Experience, a nonprofit that promotes social inclusion and advocacy for youth with disabilities, intends to use a background in law to continue her advocacy work.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at the University of St. Thomas School of Law on October 20, 2015.

St. Thomas Law Faculty Reflect on Scalia

In the days since Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, several members of the faculty at the University of St. Thomas School of Law have reflected on Scalia’s career, his visit to St. Thomas Law in October 2015 and the future of the Supreme Court.
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A Priceless Decision

When his boss was arrested, Mike Wietecki '06 J.D. and the rest of the management team let investors redeem their assets, which was costly, but the ethical thing to do.
The School of Law is shown at dusk on the Minneapolis campus October 5, 2015.

‘Making a Murderer’ Comes to St. Thomas Law

The attorney for Brendan Dassey—one of the subjects of the popular Netflix documentary, “Making a Murderer”—will speak Monday, Feb. 22, at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in downtown Minneapolis.
University of St. Thomas Law Professor Elizabeth Schiltz at the Pontifical Council for the Laity’s International Study Seminar, “Women and Work" in Rome.

Schiltz Caps Off Big Year for Women’s Issues With Rome Talk on Mothers in the Workplace

At the conclusion of a year that has seen equal pay and parental leave emerge as major topics of national conversation in the United States, University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Elizabeth Schiltz was invited to Rome to present her work on mothers in the workplace for the Pontifical Council for the Laity’s International Study Seminar, “Women and Work.”