Lawyer Magazine_Winter 2020


be problem solvers and advocates for justice and where many St. Thomas Law alumni work and call home. For Forsythe, who also serves as the president of the law school’s Alumni Advisory Board this year, “community and solidarity are two things I’ve thought about a lot this year. We were taught at St. Thomas to

consider how the laws we studied affected our most vulnerable neighbors, and to live in service to and with our communities. Those lessons help me stay focused on the inherent dignity of each person I encounter and keep me optimistic that nearly all of us believe in and are willing to work for social justice.”

IN 2016, ROBINS KAPLAN PROVIDED FUNDS TO ESTABLISH AN ENDOWED DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION AT ST. THOMAS LAW, which is held by Professor Virgil Wiebe. Wiebe is one of the directors of the St. Thomas Interprofessional Center (IPC) for Counseling and Legal Services, where students from the schools of law, graduate professional psychology and social work provide counseling and legal services to under-served populations of the Twin Cities. The IPC serves more than 200 clients each year through its pro bono legal clinics.

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