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St. Thomas Law School Class of 2018 Recognized at May 12 Commencement

The University of St. Thomas School of Law conferred degrees to 131 students on May 12, 2018. Among them were 102 students earning their J.D. – five of whom earned a joint degree – 22 earning an LL.M. in U.S. law, and seven earning a master’s or LL.M. degree in organizational ethics and compliance.

Law Students Argue Prisoner’s Religious Liberty Case Before U.S. Court of Appeals

Law students from the University of St. Thomas law school’s federal appeals clinic defended a Muslim man’s religious freedom on April 12 before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, in what was the school’s sixth year in a row arguing a prisoner’s rights case before the court.  
Left to right, Ron Fowler, St. Thomas student Jules Porter and Laura Dunham, chair of the Entrepreneurship Department pose for a photo with an award during the Opus College of Business Schulze School of Entrepreneurship Fowler Business Concept Challenge in the Schulze Hall Auditorium on November 17, 2017 in Minneapolis.

Law Student Wins Fowler Social Venture Concept Challenge with Video Game Company Idea

Jules Porter’s idea for an African-American-owned and -directed video game company earned her first place in the social venture category of the Ninth Annual Fowler Business Concept Challenge. Porter, a joint J.D./M.B.A. student graduating in December, was awarded $16,000 to further develop her idea.
Beyond Black and White

Beyond Black and White: Educating Compliance Leaders Who Flourish in the Gray

'The most challenging issues facing compliance professionals today are not black and white, but shades of gray,' according to School of Law Dean Robert Vischer. Several alumni working in the field give voice to this issue.
Law Professor Thomas Berg speaks during a School of Law book discussion group at Professor Julie Oseid's house in south Minneapolis on February 20, 2017. School of Law Professors Julie Oseid and Tom Berg led the discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates book "Between the World and Me."

Professor Tom Berg Joins Constitutional Law Scholars in Amicus Briefs Opposing Trump Travel Ban

University of St. Thomas law school Professor Tom Berg joined amicus briefs in the Fourth and Ninth circuits to oppose the Trump Administration’s travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries, citing the Establishment, Free Exercise and Equal Protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibit governmental action based on animus toward religions.