UST School of Law

Unexpected landings

I never saw myself working for the federal government, particularly in the field of immigration. I started my career as an immigration lawyer, zealously advocating for the downtrodden and weary, while represent...
UST School of Law

10 years as a public defender

Keshini Ratnayake '042014 marks significant milestones for me. May brings the 10-year anniversary of my graduation from law school. By September, I will have been a public defender for 10 years. This decad...
UST School of Law

Putting the “coach” in lawyer

Student: Okay, so I want to impeach the witness. Me: Right, that sounds like a good idea here. What he just said doesn’t match what’s in his affidavit. Student: Yeah, okay. So what do I do? Me: You know this...
Spring 2014 Moot Court Team

Moot court team advances to national competition

University of St. Thomas School of Law moot court team members Rachelle Velgersdyk, Parker Olson, and James Todd emerged from a 33-team regional tournament in Las Vegas on March 1 to advance to the National App...
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Moot Court Team Advances to National Competition

The UST Law team bested teams from the University of Minnesota, Memphis, Vanderbilt, and No. 1-seeded Miami at a regional tournament in Las Vegas to advance to the National Appellate Advocacy Competition Finals held April 10-12 in Chicago.
United Nations Office in Geneva

Inside the UN: Start of a new HRC session in Geneva

Monday began the 25th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The function of the session over the next four weeks is for both the Council and Member States to present their perspectives on particular hu...

The Defenders

Students gain valuable courtroom experience in Misdemeanor Clinic.
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Professional Notes for Feb. 26, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty John Abraham, Stephen Brookfield, Massimo Faggioli, Paul Gavrilyuk, Amy Levad, Manjeet Rege, Gregory Sisk and AnnMarie Thomas; and staff James Rogers.
Jake Grassel

Lawyer as counselor, and the American dream

The UST Law mission is a defining characteristic that reverberates throughout all of its classes, programs, and publications, and sets the law school apart from its competitors. Through the mission, the UST Law...
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Leadership Lessons of Diana Hamilton

On Sept. 11, the School of Law community lost a dear friend, Diana Hamilton ’06. Diana was honored on Nov. 2 with the Alumna Achievement Award presented posthumously by Dr. Artika Tyner ’06 to Diana’s parents, LaVonne and Luches Hamilton, and her sister, Kristi, to recognize Diana’s achievements.
Commutation Clinic

A Shorter Sentence

In the Commutations Clinic, students learn the real, hard work it takes to temper justice with mercy.