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.

2018-2019 Leadership
Olivia Weber
Managing Editor
Emilee Walters
Publications Editor
Annie Cecka
Articles Editor
Ryan Deschene
Symposium Director
Bridget Welter

Recruitment Director
Kay Bolanos
Kyle Peterson

Senior Editors

  • Lakshmi Biswas-Diener
  • Michelle Fournier
  • Matthew Smaron
  • Luke Greiner
  • Joseph Stuhlmann
  • Jacob Behmer
  • Ashley Menzel
  • Lindsay Hewitt
  • Dillon Lang
  • Breanna Halyburton
  • Brianna Shareef
  • Samuel Courtney
  • Randy Frimpong
  • Alexander Christians
Faculty Advisors
Teresa Collett
Robert Delahunty
Michael Stokes Paulsen
Charles Reid