I had the privilege of clerking for Justice Scalia for two years—his last year on the D.C. Circuit and his first year on the Supreme Court. In between the two clerkships, I helped to prepare Justice Scalia for...
In the days since Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, several members of the faculty at the University of St. Thomas School of Law have reflected on Scalia’s career, his visit to St. Thomas Law in October 2015 and the future of the Supreme Court.
The attorney for Brendan Dassey—one of the subjects of the popular Netflix documentary, “Making a Murderer”—will speak Monday, Feb. 22, at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in downtown Minneapolis.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 15 that a pair of advocacy groups challenging an Arizona law that bans race- and sex-selective abortions did not demonstrate sufficient harm from the law— which the groups say illegally discriminates against minorities—and as a result upheld an earlier court’s ruling to dismiss their case against the state.
At the conclusion of a year that has seen equal pay and parental leave emerge as major topics of national conversation in the United States, University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Elizabeth Schiltz was invited to Rome to present her work on mothers in the workplace for the Pontifical Council for the Laity’s International Study Seminar, “Women and Work.”
Clinical students from the University of St. Thomas School of Law Immigration Appellate Clinic secured a sweeping victory for their detained immigrant client this week, preserving the unity of his family.
My career encounters have dispelled my prior misperception that you must seek a public-practice and/or non-profit-related legal job in order to further the common good. Private practice is no different than public practice in that you are a vigorous advocate for your clients.
The University of St. Thomas strengthened its place as a leader in compliance and ethics education with the recent hiring of Colleen Dorsey as director of its master’s and LL.M. programs in organizational ethics and compliance. The programs were launched by St. Thomas School of Law in 2014 among the first graduate programs in this field nationwide.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia emphasized the importance of the Catholic law school environment during a visit to the University of St. Thomas School of Law on Oct. 20, 2015. During a private speech ...
School of Law Professor Mark Osler joined Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration, which launched Oct. 21 and was invited to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House on Oct. 22.
Emily Johnson PiperIn 2005, I was a young, bright-eyed, newly married graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law’s second class with a job lined up as an associate attorney at a downtown Minnea...
Colorado State CapitolFor the past 8 years I have been working for the Catholic Dioceses in Colorado as the Executive Director of the Colorado Catholic Conference. The Conference is the state-level public ...
An innovative professional development curriculum for law students developed at the University of St. Thomas School of Law has earned top honors from the American Bar Association as a 2015 recipient of the E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award.
The Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy, a collaboration of the University of St. Thomas School of Law and the Center for Catholic Studies, will offer two 12-month fellowships in support of the work of the Holy See at the United Nations beginning this fall.
An amicus curiae brief co-authored by Professor Thomas Berg recently was filed in the U.S. Supreme Court case Obergfell v. Hodges, supporting the petitioners’ claim of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage while also arguing for protection of the religious liberty rights of objectors.
Each year, more than 45 percent of University of St. Thomas School of Law alumni participate in annual giving, with many giving to the UST-MJF Public Interest Fellowship (PILF) designation. The 3L Class Gift ra...
For the second year in a row, students and a professor from the University of St. Thomas Appellate Clinic have won an appeal they briefed and argued before judges in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of a pro bono client.
Law students from several affinity groups at the University of St. Thomas School of Law will together launch an event series exploring issues of legal significance from the diverse perspectives of their groups.