Journal of Law and Public Policy

The University of St. Thomas Journal of Law & Public Policy is one of the St. Thomas School of Law’s two scholarly law journals. The Journal of Law & Public Policy is to advance the ideals embodied in the school’s mission through the exploration of conservative legal thought, public policy, and social justice.  The Journal’s Latin subtitle, Non in Legendo Sed in Intelligendo Leges Consistent, which translates into “the laws depend not on being read, but on being understood” is the guiding principle that informs the types of articles we publish and the sort of events we host.

The Journal of Law & Public Policy is a symposium-based journal that hosts two symposia per year. The Journal primarily publishes works presented by speakers at these symposia and selected student authored notes and comments each year. The symposium events are designed to promote student, faculty, and community engagement in a meaningful discussion about a current legal issue. Our symposia give members of the St. Thomas community a chance to examine policy issues closely connected with the mission and vision of the University of St. Thomas School of Law. 

Issues of JLPP (10.1 is the latest) can be accessed here.

2017-2018 Leadership
Mohammed Abumayaleh
Managing Editor
Molly Beckius
Publications Editor
Leach Koch

Articles Editor
Conor Doyle
Symposium Director
Andrew Carballo

Recruitment Director
Kelsie Stahl
Francine Kuplic

Senior Editors
Peter Dotson                              
Jacqueline Leffner                                  
Kourtney Chrastek                                  
Dorothy Summers                                  
William Reynaga                                      
Cody Dorumsgaard                                
Elizabeth Runde                                      
Vanessa Uko                              
James Lopez                              
Aileen Conway                                          
Samuel Evans                            
Kathleen Goerke                                      
Danielle Liebl                              
Anna Street                                  

Faculty Advisors
Teresa Collett
Robert Delahunty
Michael Stokes Paulsen
Charles Reid