Welcome to the Holloran Center

In its tenth year, the Holloran Center continues to focus on its mission to help the next generation form professional identities with a moral core of responsibility and service to others. The HolloranCenter's mission is to provide innovative interdiscipinary research, curriculum development, and programs focusing wholistically on the formation of both students and paracticing professional into ethical leaders in their communities.

William Sullivan, co-director of all five of the Carnegie Foundation's studies of higher education for the professions and co-author of EDUCATING LAWYERS: PREPARATION FOR THE PROFESSION OF LAW (2007), notes in a just-published article that:

"The Holloran Center, long a thought leader on the critical role of professional formation in the development of effective, service oriented lawyers, has responded to this disruption [of the markets for legal services] by several ground-breaking empirical studies that lay out the goals for positive innovation. They detail the competencies beginning lawyers need (including a foundation of an ethical professional identity) in order to succeed in this changing, much less stable professional environment."

News from the Holloran Center

Holloran Center Fellow, Hank Shea, helps bring "Jesus on Death Row: The Trial of Jesus and American Capital Punishment" to Benilde-St. Margaret's High School Students.
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Neil Hamilton's article "Half of 1L Students Are Still at Early Stages of Taking Ownership Over Their Professional Development" is featured in the January 2016 NALP Bulletin.
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The University of St. Thomas recently named Professor Neil Hamilton as the inaugural holder of the Holloran Endowed Professorship - an endowment made possible by a generous $1 million pledge by Medtronic in honor of Tom Holloman's longtime leadership of the company.
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