On June 3, 2016, Robert Sleepers received the phone call he had thought about for the past 12 years. Sentenced in June 2004 to a mandatory minimum of 20 years for his role in a non-violent, relatively low-level...
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.
This spring, the University of St. Thomas School of Law celebrated the investiture of four faculty members to endowed chairs and professorships: Robert Delahunty, Neil Hamilton, Mark Osler and Virgil Wiebe.
Students and faculty working in the University of St. Thomas Religious Liberty Appellate Clinic filed an amicus brief last week in the U.S. Supreme Court on its current First Amendment case Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley.
Third-year students in the University of St. Thomas School of Law Appellate Clinic argued and won a prisoner personal injury case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena, California, ...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
[One] reading of the Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, in favor of religious group rights even to the point of covering for-profit organizations, has generated criticism that the Court has gone too far protecting religion.
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.
Seeking to be a resource for the civic community and the Church at an international level, the Murphy Institute, in collaboration with the School of Law and the Center for Catholic Studies, established a new Un...
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 15 that a pair of advocacy groups challenging an Arizona law that bans race- and sex-selective abortions did not demonstrate sufficient harm from the law— which the groups say illegally discriminates against minorities—and as a result upheld an earlier court’s ruling to dismiss their case against the state.