The St. Thomas Diversity Action Response Team (DART) and the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion co-sponsored a conversation that explored events related to the police killing of Breonna Taylor.
In February, 2L Berina Altshuler received two pieces of exciting news. She learned she had been chosen for a Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) Public Interest Law Fellowship (PILF) and that she would spend her summer as a legal intern with the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City.
As an extern for the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) Vetlaw program, rising 2L Anna Conrad is, for the first time, getting the chance to interact with real clients on real legal issues this summer.
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.