Distinguished University Chair, Professor and Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative Yohuru Williams worked with New York City educators on a civics curriculum inspired by John Lewis’ "March," a graphic novel trilogy.
St. Thomas School of Law student Trevor Brink has been working since April 9 as the executive officer of his National Guard company and in charge of managing the Minnesota Department of Health’s personal protective equipment (PPE) distribution warehouse.
For more than a century, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services has provided free civil legal aid to low-income families and individuals. CEO and School of Law Board of Governors member Jessie Nicholson is a huge part of it.
The Criminal and Juvenile Defense Clinic, started just two years ago at the School of Law, has represented more than 50 clients in 10 counties. The clinic provides free legal representation to those who can’t a...
Hiring a lawyer is out of reach for more than 60 million Americans. Measured against any disease, environmental crisis or national emergency, the justice gap is an epidemic, according to Lisa Montpetit Brabbit, associate dean for external relations and programs at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. That’s why the School of Law is working hard to find ways to close the gap.
As a Catholic law school, what is our responsibility? Pope Francis has urged all of us to recognize our “duty to hear the voice of the poor.” As lawyers, we not only have the duty to hear the poor, we have the power to lift the voices of the poor, to ensure that they are heard by the legal system’s decision-makers.
Third-year students in the University of St. Thomas School of Law Appellate Clinic argued a prisoner civil rights case involving attorney-client confidentiality before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on May 22.
The University of St. Thomas School of Law conferred degrees to 171 students on May 16. Among them were 133 students earning their J.D. – four of whom earned a joint degree – 18 earning an LL.M. in U.S. Law, and 20 earning a master’s or LL.M. degree in organizational ethics and compliance.
On March 27, School of Law Professor Mark Osler wrote an editorial column in the Star Tribune calling on local, state and federal officials to “take action now if we are to avoid catastrophic illness and death in those [prison and jail] facilities as COVID-19 inexorably advances." The state listened.
Alicia Long '10 is a deputy chief in the general crimes section for the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. We recently connected with Long while she is working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic to learn more about her legal career.