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Rebecca Ribich

Adjunct Faculty, Partner at Brekke, Clyborne & Ribich, LLC
J.D.; University of St. Thomas School of Law
M.A.; Hamline University
B.A.; University of St. Thomas

Rebecca Ribich is a founding partner in the firm of Brekke, Clyborne & Ribich. She focuses her practice in the areas of family law, juvenile law and family-based immigration issues.  She desires to assist clients in proactively and positively working through what are often challenging and difficult times in their lives.  Ms. Ribich also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in their Mentor Externship Program and has been a guest speaker in Professional Responsibility class and a guest coach in Negotiations for the past several years.

Rebecca brings a great deal of community involvement and work experience to her practice.  She currently is a member of the steering committee for the Minnesota Business Ethics Award and on the Board of Directors for the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce, where she served as President in 2009.  Rebecca also participates in the Minnesota Bar Association, Minnesota Women Lawyers and the MSBA Mock Trial Program.

As a former UST law student, she was a volunteer for the Family Justice Society, the St. Thomas Student Ambassador Program, a member of the Minnesota Women's Lawyers St. Thomas chapter, and the peer mentor advisory committee.  Rebecca also served as a certified student attorney in theUniversityofSt. Thomas’sInterprofessionalCenterfor Counseling and Legal Services in the Family Law practice group.

Prior to law school, Rebecca worked as a business management consultant for a professional development training company and as a financial analyst and business administrator for Honeywell/Alliant Techsystems Inc.  She left the professional workforce for a time to focus on raising her young children and devote more time to community involvement. 

Rebecca's involvement in the community has spanned the last 30 years. She was a founding appointee and chairperson of the City of Plymouth Human Rights Commission, chairperson of an educational fundraising committee, chairperson of the parish council a large suburban parish,  facilitator of adult education programs and a religious education teacher for high school students. Rebecca has also spent time volunteering with the St. Paul United Way, and served as a tutor for English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. Rebecca lives in Plymouth with her husband Dean and their two children.

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
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Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 930 - 01 Mentor Externship See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

22696 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours


Rebecca L. Ribich

Mentor Externship is a year-long seminar course taken in fall and spring semester of the 2L year. The seminar integrates the student’s mentor fieldwork with small group coursework that reinforces the development of a trusted mentor relationship, core competencies and expectations of the profession, and other key relationships lawyers must manage. The course also incorporates individualized guidance to assist each student in his or her self-directed professional development journey.

Schedule Details

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MSL 4481230-132511 Feb '19
MSL 4481230-132518 Mar '19

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
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