University of St. Thomas law school Dean Robert Vischer is an inaugural recipient of the Minnesota Lawyer Diversity and Inclusion Award, which recognizes his contributions to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the practice of law.
The University of St. Thomas School of Law is taking its groundbreaking organizational ethics and compliance LL.M. degree program online. The law school’s first cohort of online LL.M. students will begin classes in January 2018 and complete their degrees 17 months later, in May 2019.
School of Law student Christina Espey-Sundt '17 will study refugee and immigration law in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Senior Mitchell Sullivan, a triple major in German, international studies and political science, heads to Germany in the Fulbright's English Teaching Assistantship program.
University of St. Thomas law school Professor Tom Berg joined amicus briefs in the Fourth and Ninth circuits to oppose the Trump Administration’s travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries, citing the Establishment, Free Exercise and Equal Protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibit governmental action based on animus toward religions.
The Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at the University of St. Thomas law school in Minneapolis, MN, has launched a new, searchable, web-based clearinghouse of information regarding law school learning outcomes.
A staff attorney for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network’s new Defending Vulnerable Populations Project will join the University of St. Thomas Legal Services Clinic as a faculty fellow focusing on immigration.
The amicus brief supports a petition for certiorari review filed by a Marine corporal, Monifa Sterling, who was court-martialed for, among other things, objecting to a superior's order to remove from her work station three small signs displaying a Bible verse.
The University of St. Thomas Prolife Center filed an amicus curiae brief this week with the Kansas Supreme Court defending a ban on “live dismemberment” abortion during the second trimester of pregnancy, which opponents have argued is a state constitutional right.
The immigration clinic at the University of St. Thomas School of Law prepared this week to sign on to any potential litigation involving the case of a 4-year-old girl from Somalia who was impacted by President Trump's recent travel ban.
As the presidency of Barack Obama wrapped up last week, so too did the largest federal clemency initiative in United States history. But not before the sentences of 105 federal inmates were cut short thanks to the work of University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Mark Osler and his former students.
In a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court raising the question of whether a border patrol agent may be held responsible under the U.S. Constitution for shooting a playing child who was hit and killed outside the United States border, Professor Gregory Sisk has filed an amicus brief emphasizing the absence of any other remedy for this wrongful killing.
When President Barack Obama granted clemency to 325 federal inmates in the month of August, University of St. Thomas School of Law professor Mark Osler and several of his former students finally saw the fruits of their labor—some more than five years in the making.