On the cover of the first St. Thomas Lawyer magazine: Hank Shea, who describes the top 10 lessons learned from his work with white-collar criminals.

St. Thomas Lawyer magazine debuts this month

The University of St. Thomas School of Law, established in downtown Minneapolis in 1999, will publish its first issue of St. Thomas Lawyer magazine in February.

The cover story features former federal prosecutor Hank Shea, who describes the top 10 lessons learned from his work with white-collar criminals. One of the men he convicted, former attorney Stephen Rondestvedt, reveals his internal struggles as he embezzled more than $700,000 from his clients. Rondestvedt served 46 months in prison.

Also included in the 32-page winter issue are features about a law school alumna who runs a boxing gym with her husband to provide youth an alternative to crime, drugs and gangs; a law student who interned with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Liberia to document the 1990 massacre of 500 people hiding in a church; and a Minnesota Supreme Court justice’s close working relationship with his clerk. In an opinion piece, Virgil Wiebe offers his thoughts about the effects of cluster bombs and why they should be banned.

The magazine will be published twice a year. It is edited by Patricia Petersen from St. Thomas’ University Relations Department.

If you would like a free copy, please contact Chato Hazelbaker, director of communications at the School of Law, at (651) 962-4888 or cbhazelbaker@stthomas.edu.