Pete Willner is an iconic figure at the School of Law. He is the first face many see when they enter the building, and he is a good friend to several faculty, staff and students.
Our nation’s shrinking law schools are causing wide-spread angst in deans’ offices around the country, and indeed there are economic implications to this trend that must be managed carefully. But at least for St. Thomas, the new market reality opens up promising opportunities for our law school and our mission by making it easier to educate the whole person.
Sponsored by the School of Law’s Holloran Center, the debate will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, on the Minneapolis campus.
Sometimes all those classroom activities in high school make a difference in somebody’s life. Case in point? Brad Walz ’04, a share-holder at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
A case recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court focused on intellectual property rights. In Bowman v. Monsanto Co., the Court addressed the question of whether a farmer who buys patented seeds may reproduce them through planting and harvesting without the patent holder’s permission. The Court decided in favor of Monsanto. But was this, and other cases of intellectual property protection, best for the common good? Here, a law professor and a lawyer alumnus debate the question.
The World Bank invited Associate Professor Mariana Hernández Crespo to serve as its expert guest at a meeting in Bolivia with attorney generals from Bolivia, Paraguay, and Ecuador. Hernández Crespo was given an opportunity to address attorney generals that have been feeling the brunt of investor-State disputes in Latin America and introduce them to her research proposals.
Charles Reid researches the disturbing case of two German computer scientists whose actions raise critical legal issues about morality, consent and human dignity.
As Mongolia was preparing to negotiate an Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan, which represented a significant development for the country, Professor Mariana Hernández Crespo and a fellow from Harvard University were selected to assist members of the Mongolian government. They travelled to Ulaanbaatar to assist in the process of developing the necessary capacities to negotiate, implement, and prevent disputes under International Investment Agreements.
Her talk concludes a five-part series dealing with the challenges of Catholic higher education.
Elizabeth Schiltz has always gravitated to kids who seem to have special needs, having helped organize a volunteer tutor program at an inner-city elementary school as an undergraduate at Yale University. The kids reminded her of her older brother.
The April 5 event will feature a diverse lineup of experts from around the globe.
KaaI's unique background enables him to seek socially optimal solutions to real-world problems independent of political or economic pressure.
St. Thomas graduate and professional programs in business, education, law and social work are included in the Best Graduate Schools rankings published today (March 12) by U.S. News & World Report.
Four faculty members … Don Briel, Charles Reid, Father Andrew Cozzens and Massimo Faggioli … have been busy these days.
For Kristi Schlosser Carlson ’06, a degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law combined her family background and her passions with a satisfying career as general counsel and director of government relations for the North Dakota Farmers Union, a grassroots organization driven by its members to advocate for family farmers.
I firmly believe that St. Thomas fosters the professional formation of each student to internalize a deep sense of responsibility for others better than any other law school in the country, and our success on this front is one reason why I am excited to serve as your new dean.
Robert Vischer, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, was appointed the new dean of the school in October. He began his duties on Jan. 1.
“Government is not the solution to the problem, government is the problem.” Ronald Reagan spoke these toxic words at his presidential inauguration in January 1981. It is probable that no more destructive se...
Law students always have been concerned with how and where they will find their first job after law school, but over the past four years these concerns have grown increasingly acute.
‘Is the Supreme Court Threatening Religious Groups’ is Subject of ‘Hot Topics: Cool Talk’ Forum March 8
The forums this year are focusing on the challenges of religious freedom here and around the world. All are welcome.
Although compliance with Dodd-Frank Act requirements has increased costs for the hedge-fund industry, the industry is adjusting well to the new cost structure.
When the presidential election was in full swing and political tempers were flaring, a new student organization at the University of St. Thomas School of Law was formed to resist the partisanship and vitriol. The Public Discourse group focuses on quite the opposite: open, nonpartisan debate about how public policy issues intersect with law.
It was an honor to serve as the interim dean of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and it is an even greater honor to introduce the new dean, Robert Vischer.
Religious liberty, my chief research interest, often has been a subject of controversy, but never more so than in recent months.
Friday’s ‘Hot Topics: Cool Talk’ Forum Asks: Should German Home-Schoolers be Granted Asylum in U.S.?
The University of St. Thomas forums this year are focusing on the challenges of religious freedom here and around the world.