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THAN A CAREER GET AMISSION

As a lawyer you will have the power to change lives. As a St. Thomas lawyer, you will change them for the better – whether you advocate for social justice, serve in the courts or legislature, or provide counsel to corporations. St. Thomas gives you opportunities to start making an impact from day one. You’ll work side-by-side with your professors, while practicing lawyers and judges mentor you one-on-one through our award-winning Mentor Externship Program. Turns out, when bright, caring people put their energy toward advancing the common good, everyone wins.

WE’VE BUILT THE CASE FOR COLLABORATION

We’re more than a law school; we’re a community. That’s the St. Thomas difference. Here, you’re not just another bright and talented law student battling it out with your peers for the top spot in your class. St. Thomas Law offers an innovative law school experience where students are supportive, not competitive; our faculty are approachable, not stuffy; and our mentors, alumni and donors are fierce advocates for our graduates. Because we know that’s how our lawyers will succeed.

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#7 St. Thomas is ranked seventh for Best Quality of Student Life by The Princeton Review, 2020

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FIND YOUR VOICE. SPEAK YOUR TRUTH. WHOWE ARE Our Classrooms Are Open to Debate

Engaged and civil debate about the important issues of our time is a hallmark of our community, allowing us to tackle themes in the classroom that may not be covered in traditional legal education. Here, your views are respected. We are intentional about building an inclusive and diverse law school that is oriented toward cultivating a strong sense of belonging and support within our school and promoting justice in our world. All Are Welcome Here We are a law school founded in the Catholic intellectual tradition, which means we welcome students of all faith traditions, nationalities, races, ages and genders, and we create opportunities for you to deepen your purpose and explore who you are. Our law school isn’t just turning out lawyers; we’re here to help you find your place in a bigger story.

You’ll complete at least 50 hours of public service, including pro bono legal work and hands-on help for those in need.

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We aren’t afraid to speak openly about social justice, and we also aren’t afraid to discuss the most important contemporary topics in an open, civil way. Truth comes from that. -St. Thomas Law Professor Mark Osler

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A CUTTING-EDGE CURRICULUM TO SHARPEN YOUR FOCUS

We’re committed to educating well-rounded lawyers, and among the strengths of our program is a vast catalog of courses that can be tailored to fit your professional aspirations. Whether your passion is corporate law, civil litigation, dispute resolution, criminal law, family law, public interest law, international law or one of the many other specialty areas of law, the faculty and staff at St. Thomas Law will support you in selecting the courses that fit best with your personal and professional goals.

BUSINESS AND CORPORATE LAW Accounting for Lawyers Administrative Law Bankruptcy Business Associations Business Basics for Lawyers: Foundations III Business Externship Business Planning Clinic: Bankruptcy Litigation Clinic: Nonprofit Organizations (I and II) Compliance Externship Compliance Programming: Design, Operation and Performance Coding for Lawyers

Clinic: Community Justice Project Clinic: Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic: Elder Law Practice Group Clinic: Immigration Law Practice Group Clinic: Immigration Appellate Constitutional Litigation Practicum

Contracts Evidence

Federal Jurisdiction Judicial Externship

Lawyering Skills (I, II and III) Litigation with the Federal Government Mediation Moot Court and Mock Trial Teams Negotiations Property Real Estate Transactions Torts Trial Advocacy CRIMINAL LAW Advanced Evidence Advanced Misdemeanor Externship Child Abuse and the Law Client Interviewing and Counseling Clinic: Community Justice Project Clinic: Criminal and Juvenile Defense Clinic: Federal Commutations Crime and Punishment Criminal Law Criminal Practice Criminal Procedure I: Investigation and Pre-Trial Criminal Procedure II: Trial and Post-Trial Domestic Violence Evidence Infamous Trials Investigations Judicial Externship Misdemeanor Defense Externship Negotiations Public Interest Externship Restorative Justice, Law and Healing Sentencing Topics: Human Trafficking & Exploitation Trial Advocacy White Collar Crime and Compliance Wrongful Convictions

Contracts Copyright Corporate Finance

Corporate Governance Employee Benefit Law

Employment Law Environmental Law Ethical Leadership in Organizations Federal Income Taxation Financial Markets Intellectual Property International Finance Mergers and Acquisitions Negotiations Patent Law Representing Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Sales

GENERAL PRACTICE Administrative Law Advanced Evidence Advanced Family Law Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Bankruptcy Business Associations Business Basics for Lawyers: Foundations III Business Planning Civil Pre-Trial Litigation Civil Procedure Client Interviewing and Counseling Clinic: Bankruptcy Litigation Clinic: Elder Law and Guardianship Alternatives Clinic: Immigration Law Practice Group Clinic: Trademark Conflict of Laws Consumer Law Contracts Criminal Procedure I: Investigation and Pre-Trial Criminal Procedure II: Trial and Post-Trial Election Law Employment Discrimination

Secured Transactions Securities Regulation

Topics: Regulation of Disruptive Innovation Topics: Research Methods in Business Law Transactional Drafting

CIVIL LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Administrative Law Advanced Evidence Advanced Family Law Advanced Torts Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Civil Pre-Trial Litigation Civil Procedure Civil Procedure II Client Interviewing and Counseling Clinic: Appellate

Employment Law Environmental Law Estate Planning and Administration Family Law First Amendment: Religious Liberty Health Law I

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Clinic: Trademark Law Copyright Intellectual Property International and Comparative Intellectual Property IP Moot Court Competition Patent Drafting Competition Patent Law Topics: Patent Drafting

Health Law II Land Use Law Real Estate Transactions

Moral Reasoning for Lawyers: Foundations I Poverty Law Public Interest Externship Race and the Law Topics: Human Trafficking & Exploitation Topics: Race, Law and History Topics: Special Education Clinic Workers’ Compensation ORGANIZATIONAL ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE* Administrative Law Competitive Strategy Compliance Externship Compliance Programming: Design, Operation and Performance Corporate Governance Employment Discrimination Employment Law Environmental Law Ethical Culture Executive Perspectives in Ethics and Compliance Global Risk Leadership Health Law I International Anti-Corruption Law International Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices Introduction to Legal Reasoning Investigations Leading Organizational Change Legal Strategy for Global Business Project Management Negotiations Skills Privacy Law Reputation and Stakeholder Management Securities Regulation White Collar Crime and Compliance

Remedies Patent Law Privacy Law Professional Responsibility Property Serving Clients Well: Foundations II Small Firm Practice Topics: Legislative Advocacy Torts

PUBLIC INTEREST AND SOCIAL JUSTICE Administrative Law Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Catholic Thought, Law and Policy Child Abuse and the Law Clinic: Bankruptcy Litigation Clinic: Community Justice Project Clinic: Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic: Elder Law Practice Group Clinic: Immigration Law Practice Group

Wills, Estates and Trusts Workers’ Compensation

GLOBAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW Administrative Law Clinic: Catholic Social Thought and the United Nations Clinic: Immigration Law Practice Group Comparative Constitutional Law Immigration Law Intellectual Property International and Comparative Intellectual Property International and Comparative Family Law International Anti-Corruption Law International Finance International Human Rights International Law Introduction to European Union Law Topics: International Law and Political Populism

Clinic: Immigration Appellate Clinic: Nonprofit Organizations Clinic: Religious Liberty Constitutional Law Consumer Law Crime and Punishment Disability Law

Domestic Violence Environmental Law First Amendment: Religious Liberty Immigration Law International Human Rights Jurisprudence Labor Law Litigation with the Federal Government Mediation

* More courses available, including through partnership with our business school; this is a selective list

COURSES FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS FALL (16 credits required) • Civil Procedure • Contracts • Lawyering Skills I • Torts • Moral Reasoning for Lawyers: Foundations I (orientation week only) SPRING (15 credits required) • Constitutional Law • Criminal Law • Lawyering Skills II • Property • Serving Clients Well: Foundations II (mid-January) • Business Basics for Lawyers: Foundations III (mid- to late semester)

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For those who have had the great privilege of observing

and living it out for three years of our lives, the St. Thomas law school mission is now a lens through which we see the world. It is the pull to a higher calling – one where service to others and the ultimate search for perpetuating good in the world comes before all else.

-Erin Gross ’09 J.D., shareholder, Erstad & Riemer, P.A.

YOUR IMPACT BEGINS NOW

Bankruptcy Litigation Clinic

Get ready to stand out as a lawyer who stands up for what matters. As a St. Thomas Law student, you have opportunities to tackle legal challenges well before you graduate. You’ll be immersed in critical legal issues through our clinics, working alongside faculty experts and motivated classmates. You’ll apply what you learn – and learn even more because of it. LEGAL CLINICS With 14 legal clinics to choose from, you will have broad social impact in an area that inspires you. Our intensive clinics are one reason we rank No. 2 in the nation for practical training (National Jurist, 2020). 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals I n each of the past five years, students working in the Appellate Clinic have won major victories in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on prisoners’ rights cases. In this clinic, you will review trial court records, identify and research issues for appeal, prepare opening and reply briefs, and present oral arguments in federal appellate court.

In the Bankruptcy Litigation Clinic, you will handle federal bankruptcy cases from beginning to end, drafting complaints, conducting discovery, participating in motion practice and representing clients at the trial. Catholic Social Thought and the United Nations This clinic integrates international law, Catholic social teaching and international relations, culminating in a one- week lobbying experience at the United Nations. Community Justice Project The Community Justice Project builds bridges with community stakeholders and solves problems in distressed communities. You will conduct intensive research into practical solutions to long-standing challenges such as police brutality and racial disparities in criminal justice and education.

Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic I n the Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic, you will learn the practical application of bankruptcy case law by appearing in court and in front of bankruptcy judges, arguing motions, defending depositions,

participating in settlement negotiations and counseling clients on litigation risks.

The Appellate Clinic brought the access-to-justice crisis to life, and helped me understand the everyday challenges that prisoners confront when pursuing their legal claims. The experience taught me how to be an effective

appellate advocate but, more importantly, it taught me the importance of using my legal education to help underserved members of our society. -Lindsey Rowland ‘18 J.D.

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A Holistic Service for the Underserved The St. Thomas Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services, which houses our clinics, is among the first of its kind in the country. Under the guidance of the center’s faculty, you will work side-by-side with students from the St. Thomas schools of social work and gradu- ate psychology to provide representation and assistance to the underserved populations of the Twin Cities.

Criminal and Juvenile Defense Clinic In the Criminal and Juvenile

Immigration Appellate Clinic In the Immigration Appellate Clinic, you will brief and argue appellate cases representing detainees and persons seeking asylum, many of whom had to represent themselves at trial.

Nonprofit Organizations Clinic This clinic helps nonprofit organizations get off the ground and develop a sustainable business model within a mission that promotes social and economic justice here and abroad.

Defense Clinic, you will identify and combat systemic injustices in the criminal and juvenile justice systems through representation of individual clients accused of crimes. Elder Law and Guardianship

Religious Liberty Appellate Clinic

The Religious Liberty Appellate Clinic offers you the chance to write appellate briefs, primarily amicus curiae briefs, in cases

Alternatives Clinic In the Elder Law and Guardianship Alternatives Clinic, you will provide legal services to seniors and persons with disabilities, as well as educate judges, attorneys, educators, social service providers and

involving religious liberty, rights of conscience more generally and selected issues involving the protection of human life. Special Education Clinic In the Special Education Clinic you will provide legal

assistance to students in grades K-12 by reviewing Individualized Education Program plans to ascertain compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education In the Trademark Clinic you will practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), counseling clients regarding trademark matters, and drafting and filing trademark applications, Act requirements. Trademark Clinic responses to PTO actions and other documents in trademark applications.

the general public about alternatives to guardianship, and

engage in public policy advocacy. Federal Commutations Clinic

The first of its kind in the country, the Federal Commutations Clinic serves a real need among federal inmates in a virtually unknown area of the law. You will provide guidance and assistance to inmates, and evaluate and prepare commutation petitions to be directed to the U.S. pardon attorney.

Immigration Law Practice Group In the Immigration Law Practice Group, you will represent immigrants seeking asylum as a result of persecution or a fear of persecution in their home countries, provide representation for those at detained master calendar hearings, and participate in immigrant-related advocacy projects on behalf of community organizations.

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At St. Thomas, you can roll up your sleeves and work side-by-side with scholars who are making an impact on policy and research initiatives. We don’t shy away from controversial issues; we inspire in our students a passion for impact. Largest Clemency Initiative in U.S. History At the close of the Obama era, Professor Mark Osler, 11 law students and two alumni advocated to shorten the sentences of 105 federal inmates – and won. This highly successful effort became part of the WE PRACTICE WHAT WE

largest clemency initiative in history. Undefeated in the 9th Circuit

In each of the past six years, students working in our Appellate Clinic have won a civil rights appeal on behalf of a prisoner in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Working with Professor Gregory Sisk, students brief the appeal, and later argue before the court in San Francisco.

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Bitcoin in the Classroom Professor Wulf Kaal is the global leader in blockchain innovation in law and corporate governance. He places law students on the front line to answer crypto inquiries, and has helped make powerful connections that have turned into internships and permanent jobs. Global Dispute Resolution Professor Mariana H.C. Gonstead is leading efforts to establish dispute resolution across the developing world. Law students work alongside Gonstead as part of her International Dispute Resolution Research Network, a community of experts, stakeholders and academics from all corners of the globe who are dedicated to sharing knowledge in dispute prevention and resolution. Collaborative on Ending Police Brutality The St. Thomas Community Justice Project, led by Professor Carl Warren, is coordinating a project to end police brutality. The endeavor brings together students, staff and faculty to, among other things, identify and evaluate potential solutions to policies, practices and conditions that facilitate or perpetuate police brutality against Black Americans, including the disproportionate use of deadly force; and share and disseminate information about possible action steps that can be taken to accomplish positive change on these issues.

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A PROFESSIONAL MENTOR FOR EVERY LAWSTUDENT

We believe the law is about relationships. It is a social

Through our mentor program, you will be paired with a legal professional matched to your interests during all three years of law school. You’ll gain work experience, develop relationships and learn to navigate the legal field while earning class credit.

Tommie Connections Around the World

profession. That’s why a hallmark of our program since our founding has been our award-winning Mentor Externship Program, which focuses exclusively on building your professional network and preparing you to be a member of the legal community.

More than 2,000 law alumni add value to our St. Thomas Law community, giving back to our students through mentoring, coaching moot court teams, offering career advice and networking, and working and volunteering in the community alongside you.

#1 St. Thomas has been ranked the top law school in the nation for externships since 2013 (PreLaw Magazine)

1,700+ lawyers and judges have served our students as mentors

110,000 TOMMIES give you a huge network of alumni working around the world in fields from business to engineering to social work and the sciences.

I cannot overstate how meaningful the ability to build this relationship is, especially for someone like me who moved to downtown Minneapolis from a farm in the middle of nowhere with

no connection to the legal community at all. Jeanine instills in me a confidence to become a future leader in the profession but also to stay true to myself, staying committed to the things outside of just the practice itself that make me who I am.

-Casey Matthiesen ’20 J.D., on her mentor, Chief Jeanine Hill, attorney with Meyer Njus Tanick and chief judge for the Sokaogon Chippewa Community

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GET MORE THAN A FOOT IN THE DOOR. GET A LEG UP ON YOUR CAREER. At St. Thomas Law, you’ll feel empowered to explore new pathways in your professional development. We’ll help you get connected to the Twin Cities legal community through credit-earning externships, and our Career and Professional Development team will ensure you’re ready to succeed when you graduate. J.D. Compass We’re innovators in the way we support and prepare our graduates to pass the bar exam and land meaningful jobs. Our J.D. Compass program will pair you with a strategist who will support you as you prepare to take the bar exam, and work with you one-on-one to help you secure full-time, long-term employment. We’re here to make sure you get the return on your investment.

EXTERNSHIPS Semester-long externship courses take a deeper dive into a specific field or area of practice. You spend more than 150 hours developing skills and relationships in areas consistent with your career goals. Even better, externships can lead to job offers.

Judicial externs work under the direct supervision of a state or federal judge, providing legal research and analysis for various issues and cases pending before the court. Fredrikson & Byron public interest externs engage in significant hands-on legal work in a field placement at a public interest organization or state or federal government agency.

Misdemeanor externs represent criminal defendants under the supervision of a practicing public defender and gain experience in interviewing clients, criminal procedure and negotiating cases. Business externs receive pragmatic real-world experience in a corporate environment and engage in the core activities of client service at the intersection of law and business.

84% of our 2019 graduates were employed within 10 months of graduation in full-time jobs that required a J.D. or for which a J.D. provided a significant advantage

Compliance externs evaluate and complete

compliance-related projects under the supervision of a compliance professional.

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IT’S OUR ATTORNEYS’ PRIVILEGE TO BREAK THE MOLD Students don’t come to St. Thomas Law to play it safe. As graduates, many of our alumni are leaders who take on life’s most critical issues. They are the evidence that your St. Thomas law degree can help you achieve your wildest dreams, making a lasting impact on the clients and communities you serve in the process. We aren’t above the law, but we do hold it to a higher standard. BIG FIRM PARTNER Beth Forsythe ’06 J.D. focuses on white-collar crime and corporate investigations for Dorsey & Whitney

FEDERAL JUDGE The Hon. Tom Alford ’07 J.D. is a judge with the U.S. Air Force

FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER Jessica Slattery ’06 J.D. serves the U.S. Department of State in Paris

POLICY ANALYST Lauren Anthone Dedon ’14 J.D. is with the National Governors Association

PUBLIC DEFENDER Elizabeth Lopez ‘05 J.D. is a supervising attorney for the Office of the Public Defender in Maryland AUSA Alicia Long ’10 J.D. is a deputy chief with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia TRIAL ATTORNEY Jacob Schunk ‘04 J.D. is a commercial litigation attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice

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I am in charge of satellite imagery analysis and reporting on North Korea’s prison camp system. I hope to improve the human rights situation by increasing public awareness of crimes committed by the Kim regime, documenting atrocities, pressuring the regime through human rights mechanisms and advocacy, and calling for the immediate closure of North Korea’s gulags. -Amanda Mortwedt Oh ’12, project officer, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, and judge advocate, U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps

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FORWARD-THINKING FACULTY WHO HAVE YOUR BACK

Our full-time faculty may be leading exper ts in their fields, but they’re also highly motivated to be your biggest suppor ters. They not only teach, they create oppor tunities for you to work side-by- side with them on research, writing and advocacy work.

Steven Adams Senior Distinguished Fellow J.D., Stanford Law School

Mitchell Gordon Associate Professor of Law J.D., University of Minnesota Law School M.A., Public Policy, University of Minnesota B.A., Tufts University

M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison Thomas C. Berg James L. Oberstar Professor of Law and Public Policy J.D., University of Chicago Law School M.A., Religion, University of Chicago M.A., Philosophy and Politics, Oxford University B.S., Northwestern University Benjamin Carpenter Assistant Professor of Law J.D., Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law B.A., University of Notre Dame

The Rev. Daniel Griffith Wenger Family Faculty Fellow and Chaplain of the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy J.D., William Mitchell College of Law M.A., Theology, University of St. Thomas

Julie Oseid

Wulf Kaal Associate Professor of Law LL.M., University of Illinois College of Law J.D., University of Illinois College of Law MBA, Finance, Durham University – Durham, U.K. PhD, Law and Economics, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin – Berlin, Germany

M.Div., University of St. Thomas B.A., University of St. Thomas

Neil W. Hamilton Holloran Professor of Law and Co-director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions J.D., University of Minnesota Law School M.A., Economics (Industrial Organizations),

Teresa S. Collett Professor of Law J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law B.A., University of Oklahoma Jennifer Cornell Visiting Professor of Law J.D., Harvard Law School B.A., University of Michigan

Robert A. Kahn Professor of Law and Director of the Private Investment Fund Institute J.D., New York University Law School PhD, Political Science,

University of Michigan B.A., Colorado College

Mariana H.C. Gonstead Professor of Law; Executive Director of the International Dispute Resolution Research Network J.D., Harvard Law School LL.M., Harvard Law School J.D., Universidad Catolica Andres Bello

Johns Hopkins University B.A., Columbia University Dennis Monroe Senior Distinguished Fellow J.D., St. Louis University MBA, St. Louis University B.A., Carthage College

Robert J. Delahunty Laurence and Jean LeJeune Distinguished Chair and Professor of Law

J.D., Harvard Law School B.Phil., Oxford University B.A., Columbia University B.A., M.A., Oxford University

Thomas E. Holloran Senior Distinguished Fellow J.D., University of Minnesota Law School B.S., University of Minnesota Lyman Johnson Professor of Law J.D., University of Minnesota Law School B.A., Carleton College Thomas Joyce Distinguished Visiting Professor LL.B., University of Notre Dame B.S., St. John’s University

Rachel Moran Associate Professor of Law J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law B.A., Houghton College Joel A. Nichols Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law J.D., Emory University School of Law M.Div., Emory University, Candler School of Theology B.A., Abilene Christian University

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Jerome M. Organ Bakken Professor of Law and Co-director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law B.A., Miami University Julie A. Oseid Professor of Law and Morrison Family Director of Lawyering Skills J.D., University of Minnesota Law School B.A., University of Minnesota Duluth Mark Osler Robert and Marion Short Distinguished Chair and Professor of Law J.D., Yale Law School B.A., College of William and Mary

Virgil O. Wiebe Robins Kaplan Director of Clinical Education and Professor of Law LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center J.D., New York University School of Law M.Phil., Latin American Studies, Oxford University B.A., Kansas State University

Robert K. Vischer

Yohuru Williams Professor and Director of the Racial Justice Initiative Ph.D., Howard University M.A., University of Scranton B.S., University of Scranton

Gregory C. Sisk Pio Cardinal Laghi Distinguished Chair in Law and Professor of Law; Co-director of the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy J.D., University of Washington Law School B.A., Montana State University

Michael S. Paulsen Distinguished University Chair and Professor of Law J.D., Yale Law School M.A., Religion, Yale Divinity School B.A., Northwestern University

Susan J. Stabile Senior Distinguished Fellow J.D., New York University School of Law B.A., Georgetown University

Rachel Paulose Visiting Professor of Law J.D., Yale Law School B.A., University of Minnesota

Artika Tyner Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Race, Leadership and Social Justice J.D., University of St. Thomas School of Law

Charles J. Reid Jr. Professor of Law

EdD, University of St. Thomas M.A., University of St. Thomas B.A., University of Minnesota Robert K. Vischer Dean and Mengler Chair in Law J.D., Harvard Law School B.A., University of New Orleans Carl Warren Visiting Professor of Law J.D., University of Minnesota B.A., St. Olaf College

J.D., Catholic University of America J.C.L., Catholic University of America PhD, History of Medieval Law, Cornell University B.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Michael J. Robak Director of the Schoenecker Law Library, Associate Dean, Clinical Professor of Law J.D., Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law M.S., University of Illinois

St. Thomas Law Centers and Institutes Holloran Center for Ethical

Leadership in the Professions Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services University of St. Thomas Private Investment Fund Institute University of St. Thomas Prolife Center International Dispute Resolution Research Network Center on Race, Leadership and Social Justice

Urbana-Champaign A.B., Wabash College

Elizabeth R. Schiltz Herrick Professor of Law and Thomas J. Abood Research Scholar J.D., Columbia Law School B.A., Yale University Henry Shea Senior Distinguished Fellow, School of Law; Fellow, the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions J.D., Harvard Law School B.S., Georgetown University

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TWIN CITIES. TWICE AS NICE.

#1 Minnesota is the happiest

state in the nation. MagnifyMoney, 2018

#2 Minnesota is one of the top states in which to live. WalletHub, 2019

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Our location in the Twin Cities isn’t just a great place to be a law student; it’s a place you will want to

consider staying. We have the perfect blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication, times two. While

the law school is situated in downtown Minneapolis, its neighboring city, St. Paul, is home to our other

University of St. Thomas campus. Each of the twin towns has its own unique character. And that means

there’s more for you to explore.

#3 Minnesota ranks third in a ranking of best

U.S. states. U.S. News & World Report

17 Minneapolis is home to 17 Fortune 500 companies.

#1 Minneapolis ranks first in the U.S. for its public parks. The Trust for Public Land ParkScore®, 2020

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MAKE A CASE FOR YOUR HEALTH

St. Thomas Law works to foster an environment where each student feels connected, is supported and understands the importance of making wellness a professional priority. Throughout the year, the law school provides resources and hosts events and activities aimed at helping students develop healthy skills and habits that will serve them throughout their careers. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine and EXOS The law school has a collaborative relationship with Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine and EXOS. The program is centered around the Mayo / EXOS “Four Pillars” of mindset (resilience), recovery (physical and emotional), movement (performance training) and nutrition. Wellness in Practice The Wellness in Practice student organization provides resources and promotes wellness, balance and collegiality among classmates. The group also organizes fun events that bring bouncy castles and puppies to the atrium and provide smoothies during study breaks. Center for Well-Being The Center for Well-Being, which has an office on the Minneapolis campus, provides holistic and integrated services across four areas: health services, counseling and psychological services, health promotion and resilience, and violence prevention and awareness.

St. Thomas Law was one of the first schools in the country to sign the ABA’s Well-Being Pledge in 2019.

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STRETCH YOURSELF BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Compete toSharpenYour Edge Through moot court, trial advocacy and negotiations competitions, you will have opportunities to put your written and oral advocacy skills to the test on a national stage. Not only do these competitions give you exposure before distinguished members of the bench and bar, they also help you practice and perfect some of the most important skills employers seek.

thought. Both bring to light discussions of morality and social justice. Engage in Student Life You can join any of 35 active student organizations led

by an engaging team of student government leaders, including: • Employment and Labor Law Association • Sua Sponte Improv Comedy Troupe • Student Intellectual Property Law Association • Environmental Law Society • Black Law Students Association • Fightin’ Apostles Hockey Team Study Around the World

St. Thomas Law students have studied abroad in many areas of the world, from South America to Europe to Asia and Africa. We also partner with Pázmány Péter Catholic University to offer a summer study abroad program in Budapest, Hungary.

Write for Academic Journals As a law student, you can hone your legal research and writing skills in one of two journals: the University of St. Thomas Law Journal, the official academic journal of St. Thomas Law, or the University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy, a publication focused on conservative legal

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A LEGAL EDUCATION WITHIN REACH SCHOLARSHIPS St. Thomas Law is committed to making a high-quality legal education available to students by offering generous scholarships to qualified applicants. At St. Thomas, your scholarship award sticks with you for every year of law school. We award scholarships to students who we believe will be a great fit for our community, whether they bring a strong academic background, a unique viewpoint or a dynamic experiential voice. President’s Scholarship The President’s Scholarship is awarded on behalf of Dr. Julie Sullivan, president of the University of St. Thomas. President’s Scholars typically reflect strength in their academic performance and demonstrate a compelling fit with the mission of the School of Law. President’s Scholars receive a full-tuition scholarship. Dean’s Scholarship The Dean’s Scholarship is awarded on behalf of the dean of the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Dean’s Scholars typically reflect strength in their academic performance and demonstrate a compelling fit with the mission of the School of Law. Dean’s Scholars receive a partial-tuition scholarship that can Our Access to Justice Scholars Program will help set you up for success as you pursue legal practice in a small-town or rural setting. Each Access to Justice Scholar is awarded a tuition discount of up to 75%. We work with the Minnesota State Bar Association to match each scholar with a mentor experienced in small-town or rural practice. To be considered for this program, you must submit a separate essay with your law school application, detailing your interest in and commitment to pursuing legal practice in a small-town or rural setting. ADD A DEGREE OF DIFFERENCE Taught by some of the best professors in the nation, our J.D. program combines practical skills, theoretical knowledge and comprehensive mentoring with a unique mission that inspires our commitments to social justice and professional ethics. Our J.D. program can be taken on a full-time or flexible scheduling basis, and can be completed in three years if taken full time. While you earn your J.D., you may choose to diversify your career opportunities by pursuing a joint degree. We offer four programs that allow you to earn two advanced degrees in less time: J.D./Master of Business Administration (MBA) J.D./Master of Social Work (MSW) J.D./M.A. in Catholic Studies J.D. /LL.M. in Organizational Ethics and Compliance range up to 90% of tuition annually. Access to Justice Scholars Program I knew I wanted to run a company someday. Honing my skills at St. Thomas Law has been a big part of my career in that it has afforded me the opportunity to quickly drive great results . -Joe Johnson ‘07 J.D./MBA, founding partner, Colonial Park Partners, financial consulting firm

VISIT US We invite you to visit us, so you can find out firsthand what our community is like. There’s no better way to determine if St. Thomas Law is right for you than to see it for yourself. If you’d like to meet with an admissions representative, tour the building, observe a class or talk to current students, please contact us. lawschool@stthomas.edu (651) 962-4895

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READY TO APPLY? Be part of our unique community. Apply today. ADMISSIONS PROCESS

The University of St. Thomas School of Law Admissions Committee thoroughly reviews every application to understand the strengths, skills and unique potential of each prospective student. All information you submit is considered, and we encourage you to be thorough and straightforward. We want to make sure that St. Thomas Law is a good fit for you and that you are a good fit for St. Thomas Law. The J.D. application cycle runs Sept. 1-Aug. 1. Apply online through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and pay no application fee.

You must include:  A completed, signed application  A personal statement  A completed CAS file from LSAC, including a reportable LSAT score  Two letters of recommendation  A copy of all transcripts from post-secondary institutions  Your resume or CV

The University of St. Thomas is an equal opportunity educator and employer. St. Thomas does not unlawfully discriminate, in any of its programs or activities, on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, family status, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. stthomas.edu/eostatement

The University of St. Thomas is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Contact information for the Minnesota Office of Higher Education is: 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55108-5227 Phone: (651) 642-0567 Toll Free: (800) 657-3866 Fax: (651) 642-0675 www.ohe.state.mn.us

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The University of St. Thomas School of Law, as a Catholic law school, is dedicated to integrating faith and reason in the search for truth through a focus on morality and social justice.

1000 LaSalle Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403, stthomas.edu/law

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