Professor of Law; Associate Director, Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions
David Grenardo comes to St. Thomas from St. Mary’s University School of Law in Texas, where he taught Professional Responsibility, Contracts, Sports Law, Business Associations, Civil Procedure and International Sports Law.
What attracted you to St. Thomas Law?
The opportunity to become part of an elite faculty that focuses on serving a talented and mission-driven student body, along with the chance to work closely with the Holloran Center.
What are you looking forward to about moving to Minnesota?
My wife, Dr. Jennifer Grenardo, EdD, and I both grew up in Colorado. We are looking forward to enjoying the four seasons. My sons, Solomon (13) and Moses (11), are excited for the cold weather and the snow. I told them to be careful what they wish for! Also, my friends Jeremiah ’12 J.D. and Katie (Wertheim) Iacarella ’12 J.D. graduated from St. Thomas Law and I am excited to spend time with them and their family.
How would you describe your scholarship?
My scholarship focuses on professional responsibility, sports law, legal pedagogy, and the practice of law, including civility in the legal profession.
How did your interest in those areas develop?
I practiced law in California and Texas for nearly a decade before teaching and I believe civility should be mandatory amongst lawyers. As a former Division I football player at Rice University, I bring a unique perspective to issues relating to sports law. Finally, I enjoy writing about ways law schools can improve the educational experience and help students become successful professionals.
This story is featured in the summer 2022 issue of St. Thomas Lawyer.