“Remember no matter where you go, there you are.” - Buckaroo Banzai
Who’s Been Living the Mission?
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
As an institution of higher
education, the University of St.
Thomas School of Law is not unique
in that it has a mission statement.
What is unique, perhaps, is the
School’s demonstrated commitment to
fulﬁlling that mission. From the very
ﬁrst day of 1L orientation, students
at UST Law learn of the school’s
dedication to the goals spelled out in
the mission. It isn’t long before they
come to understand that they too, are
expected to embrace and live out these
goals for the duration of their time at
St. Thomas. Many students, faculty,
Excellence in Professional The Mission Award for Scholarly
and staff exceed these expectations,
Preparation: Engagement and Societal Reform
and to recognize these individuals that
The Mission Award for Excellence in recognizes members of the UST Law
have chosen to go above and beyond,
Professional Preparation recognizes community who integrate faith, law,
the law school holds the Mission
those members of the UST Law ethics, public policy, and social justice
Awards ceremony each March. Four
community who have done an into scholarly or advocacy projects
separate awards chosen by committee
excellent job in preparing our students which seek improvement in the law,
are handed out:
to become professionals by providing legal institutions, or society.
instruction in or demonstrating or
Living the Mission:
fostering ethical principles, character, Service and Community
One student from each class is
faith-based perspective, and/or global The Mission Award for Service and
selected to receive the “Living the
perspective to enhance our students’ Community recognizes members
Mission Award.” The award is given
knowledge and skill in the practice of of the UST Law community who
to the student who best exempliﬁes
law. have shown exceptional service or
the mission by his or her activities
leadership through living out our
in and/or outside the classroom. The
Scholarly Engagement and Societal Continued on page 2
recipients of this award receive $500.
INSIDE: SUCCESS FROM COAST TO COAST FOR MOOT COURT AND TRIAL AD, PHOTOS FROM PUBLIC
SERVICE DAY, AND A FORMER-FIELD HOCKEY-PLAYING PROFESSOR WHO DOESN’T WATCH TV...
2009 Mission Award Nominees
Continued from page 1
Valerie Aggerbeck Erin Lord
Mission’s commitment to improving John Allison Allison Luse
Amber Barnett Danny Lyskowski
the lives of members within our law
Dave Bateson Kasii May
school community and/or in our local, Sarah Bohman Thomas Murphy
parish, cultural or global communities. Tim Brovold An Nguyen
Austin Caster Laura Orr
In addition to these awards, at Chris Clark Trusha Patel
the luncheon Dean Thomas Mengler Teresa Collett/Michael Stokes Matt Perkins
presents the Alumni Living the Paulsen Jeremiah Pilon
Mission Award and the Dean’s Awards Jim Comerford Public Service Board
for Teaching and the Dean’s Award for Nicole Concordia Charles Reid
Research. Nate Dahl Caitlin Roth
This year’s awards ceremony and Jillian Dease Brendan Rylander
lunch will be held in the Atrium on Sarah Ellsworth Richard Schunn
Thursday, March 19 at 12:30. Those Mary Cathleen Fenske Jon Sergott
wishing to attend are asked to e-mail Nora Fitzpatrick Bridget Smith
their RSVP to lawrsvp@stthomas. Jackie Fox Sarah Sommarstrom
edu Vanessa Gutierrez Susan Stabile
Brad Hanson Garin Strobl
Paul Haverstock Peter Surdo/Tayari Garrett
Chato Hazelbaker Vince Thomas
Tom Holloran Jessica Waldron
Spring Law Journal LuAnn Hudson Ronald Walters
Meghann Kantke Pete Willner
Sympoisium: Ted Litzner Melanie Wimmer
Preparing and Re- Kathleen Lohmar Exel Bryce Young
sponding to a Bio- ly and easily handled than previous symposium is to foster scholar-
terrorist Attack pandemics because of our modern ship and dialogue on what insights
health care system, think again,” leaders and legal academics can
by Chato Hazelbaker Michael Osterholm wrote in “Com- offer concerning the legal and ethi-
munity Pan-Flu Preparedness: A cal issues involved in preparing for
In the beginning, it will be Checklist of Key Legal Issues for and responding to a bioterrorist at-
smaller than the human eye can Healthcare Providers.” Osterholm, tack. In particular, the symposium
see, but it will have the power to was the keynote of the Spring Law will address the ethical issues that
bring down nations, disrupt global Journal Symposium on March 5, at arise as individual states, the U.S.
economic systems and delay the the School of Law. and the world plan for the possibil-
advance of civilization. Whether A leading voice on the issues ity of a bioterrorist attack.
the source is a naturally occurring of pandemic inﬂuenza prepara- For more information: Call 651-
mutation or a weaponized form tion and bioterrorism, Osterholm is 962-4855 or register at the website
of an agent already on laboratory director of the Center for Infectious www.stthomas.edu/law/rsvp.
shelves, the impact of this biovi- Disease Research and Policy, as-
olence will be much the same. The sociate director of the Department Read the rest of Chato Hazelbak-
question for lawyers, policymak- of Home land Security’s National er’s article, “Lawyers Get Ready,” in
Center for Food Protection and the most recent issue of St. Thomas
ers and politicians is, “Ready to
Defense, and a professor at the Lawyer, the magazine of the School
wrestle?” of Law.
“For those who still believe that University of Minnesota’s School of
the next pandemic simply will not Public Health.
occur or will be far more adequate- The purpose of the law journal
Moot Court Reports:
Success from Coast to Coast
The University of St. Thomas Moot Court program has had several recent successes. These reports were ﬁled from
coaches and participants.
International Law Moot
Trial Advocacy Team has
ABA National Moot Court
Court Team Wins Multiple successful trip Team Reports from Boston
Awards at Regional
The University of St. Thomas This report was ﬁled by team
Competition School of Law’s Trial Advocacy Team, member Joe Buri:
coached by lawyers from Robins, Just wanted to let you know
The law school’s moot court Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P., that the ABA National Moot Court
program got another boost last including Pete Surdo and M. Tayari team did exceptionally well at the
weekend at the Jessup International Garett, achieved success at the AAJ regional competition in Boston this
Law Moot Court Competition. At the Chicago Regional Tournament over weekend. The team was made up of
super-regional in Houston, the team, the weekend, with one of our teams Matt Schwandt, Callie Wahl, and Joe
coached by Mark Hasty took home making the semi-ﬁnals and placing Buri. We were coached by Dan Olson.
multiple awards on behalf of the third overall. The Chicago Region We won our ﬁrst two rounds,
school. The team, comprised of 2Ls is one of the best in the country crushing the U of Minnesota (one of
Frank Uzodima Aba-Onu, Christopher and includes several schools their two teams) and beating Baylor
Jensen, Simeon Morbey, and Luke with nationally successful trial University. We then lost to a team
Vetter, took home the Number One advocacy programs, and we are proud from Florida University, before
Written Memorial Regional Award. of the students’ hard work and success. beating Miami (Fl.) in the round of
This is an excellent achievement. The team, consisting of Ryan sixteen. We eventually lost in the
Individually, Luke Vetter was a Christian, Nathaniel Dahl, Michael quarterﬁnal round to a solid team
top ten oralist and Frank Uzodima Kemp, and Zaylore Stout, went 3-0 from the University of Florida. Had
Aba-Onu was a top twenty oralist. during the preliminary rounds, and we won that round, we would have
Although the team was the #1 seed seeded themselves as the number advanced to the nationals in Chicago.
coming out of the initial round, they two team (out of a ﬁeld of 16) before Overall, we had a written brief
lost in quarter-ﬁnals. This builds and heading into the playoffs. that was one of the top six in the
improves on the achievements of Among their preliminary- competition, and tied for ﬁfth place
recent teams in the competition, and round sucesses, they bested Thomas overall. There were 31 teams total,
enhances the overall reputation of the Cooley, one of last year’s national so it was a good showing. And, to
law school’s moot court program. semiﬁnalists. During the and ﬁnal be honest, based on judges’ feedback
preliminary round, they soundly after the quarterﬁnal round, we were
defeated William Mitchell College of almost sure we had won. Even the
law, which was also 2-0 going into Florida team congratulated us after
the round. Although they put on an and said they were sure they had lost.
excellent effort in the semiﬁnals, All in all, it was a great showing for
The Trial Advocacy Team they narrowly missed out on making the school, as many of the teams we
will host a meeeting the ﬁnal round to the John Marshall competed with wanted to know which
later this spring to School of Law, a perennial trial St. Thomas we were.
discuss tryouts for future advocacy powerhouse
Their success was made possible
competition teams. by the other hard-working members
of the team, including Ryan Anderson,
Wole Awoyinka, Christina Davenport,
Larry Frost, Kari Kanne, and James
Spring Public Service Day
Forty-four students, staff and
family members participated in
the law school’s spring Public
Service Day. All participants
volunteered with Habitat for
Humanity. Three groups of
volunteers worked to restore
houses along Western, Charles
and Edmund Avenues in St.
One group helped relocate
Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore
from Minneapolis to New
Brighton. ReStore is an outlet
store that sells high-quality used
and surplus building materials.
The operation enables low-
income families to afford
home improvement projects.
The resulting sales fund the
construction or restoration of up
to ten Habitat homes each year.
The New Brighton location will
open on March 2.
Q&A Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds
by Joanna Salmen What is your greatest achievement gifts that I have been given.
Is there anything people would be
How did you get to St. Thomas? The development of the Community surprised to know about you?
What about it appealed to you? Justice Project, as I have been amazed
by all of the fruit that has been I used to play ﬁeld hockey- but I was
I received a call from Dean Mengler produced. It has become a vehicle terrible and never made it to the JV
while a visiting professor at the for effecting change on behalf of the team. I love sports, but not all sports
University of Illinois asking me “least of these.” I am so thankful to the love me.
whether I was interested in applying staff of the Interprofessional Center
for a position at a faith-based law for Counseling and Legal Services and If not yourself, who would you like
school. as you might be able to guess, Dean Mengler for their tremendous to be?
the mission of the law school is what support of our work in the community.
drew me here. I am thankful to be who I am. The
Do you have any regrets? person who has most inspired me
What do you like about teaching law though is Harriet Tubman. her bravery,
students? Dislike? No. But I have learned lessons from her resilience and her strength are
mistakes that I have made and I try to remarkable traits to have. Thinking
I love teaching law students for a use them as teaching moments in the about the things she endured to help
variety of reasons. I ﬁnd that once lives of those around me. Trust me, the others gain freedom encourage me to
students realize the idea that “one learning process continues throughout keep pressing forward.
person can make a difference,” the life. Everyday, I am thankful for the
possibilities are endless. It is as though
an awakening occurs and students’
unlimited potential is unleashed. I feel
blessed to be a part of the learning that
takes place in those moments.
What are your hobbies?
I love to read, hanging out with
my family, and to spend quiet time
reﬂecting and being in God’s presence.
I don’t watch television, but I do
watch movies occasionally.
What is your favorite book? Why?
My favorite book is the Bible, to be
honest, as I believe that it is a roadmap
for living in this world. My next
favorite book is the Autobiography of
Malcolm X. I ﬁnd this book inspiring
and his story intriguing for a variety of
If you were not a law professor or in
the legal profession, what would you
Preaching the Gospel or teaching at a
known about the legal profession as
a law student?
I wish I had listened to all of
the people who told me about
the importance of networking
and cultivating relationships.
Understanding the law and being
able to represent clients effectively is
obviously important, but clients hire
attorneys they know and like.
What was your favorite class in law
Do you have any job-related goals or
Like most associates at private law
ﬁrms, I hope to make partner one day.
Alumni Spotlight What role has networking played in
your legal career thus far?
Name: Andrew Tatge Networking is crucial. I’ve had two
jobs since law school [a judicial
Class of 2005 clerkship at Hennepin County District
Court, and associate position at
Current Place of Employment: Gislason & Hunter] and received both
through connections I made during
Gislason & Hunter LLP, Mankato law school.
by Kellie Bigham one day and at a closing table the Good or bad, what is the most
next. Also, being at a smaller ofﬁce memorable aspect of your law
What is your area of practice? in a larger ﬁrm allows me to handle school experience?
interesting, complex cases and also
Mostly business and real estate work gives me the opportunity to take When I got my Contracts grade back
(both transactional and litigation), in on more responsibility, such as my ﬁrst semester of law school I
addition to some divorce work where a arguing cases at the Court of Appeals panicked and thought the world had
business interest is involved. and handling multi-million dollar ended. I’m actually glad it happened,
transactions at a relatively early stage since it motivated me to do much
Is this what you saw yourself doing better for the rest of my law school
of my career.
when you were in law school? career. And no one has ever asked me
Is there anything that you wish you what grade I got in Contracts.
When I started law school I thought
could change about your job, or is
that I’d end up doing strictly Do you have any law-related mottos
frustrating to you about your job?
transactional work, but I really liked or words of wisdom?
litigation when I got into it and ended In private practice there is a lot of time
up gravitating more toward that area. spent on business development, which Don’t worry if you have no idea about
is difﬁcult at ﬁrst since they don’t what you want to do when you ﬁnish
What is the best part of your law school. Someone once told me
really teach that aspect of practice in
career? that the best and most interesting
law school. It’s important to have
good mentors. lawyers he’s ever met still didn’t know
I like the variety of doing both
5 years after graduation what type of
litigation and transactional work.
What is one thing you wish you had law they really wanted to practice.
It’s exciting to be in the courtroom
From the Streets of How are the
by Sarah Ellsworth
submitting statistics to organizations Part II
like U.S. News and World Report. The Community Justice
This month’s featured staff Project and the Holloran Center
Ashley is also currently enrolled in
member is Ashley Bowes. Originally for Ethical Leadership in the
the Graduate Program at St. Thomas, Professions presents “How are
from suburban Philadelphia, Ashley
obtained her undergraduate degree
where she is pursuing her Masters the Children? Part II: A symposium
Degree in Leadership and Student exploring the role of restorative
from Boston University. During
Affairs. In ten years, Ashley sees justice in addressing the needs
her summers home from college, of youth.” This symposium, to
herself as having a job similar to CPD
Ashley worked at a be held on Wednesday, April 1,
non-proﬁt focused on 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00
providing home repairs to p.m. in the Atrium, and will bring
together community leaders in the
ﬁelds of restorative justice and
Following graduation, juvenile justice to discuss how the
Ashley began to work full- principles of restorative justice can
time for the non-proﬁt. transform the lives of our youth
She loved the job, and for and our communities
Restorative justice is a theory
what she thought was the
of justice that emphasizes
social service aspect of repairing the harm caused or
it. However, Ashley soon revealed by criminal behavior.
realized that what she Restorative practices focus on
enjoyed most about the the interrelatedness of the human
experience by utilizing cooperative
job was the opportunity
processes that include all
it gave her to connect stakeholders in addressing crime.
with college students and The holistic nature of restorative
empower them to make practices is especially important
a signiﬁcant impact in when dealing with children because
of its focus on peacemaking, caring
their own lives. It was
also around this time that The symposium will include
Ashley decided that she four panels exploring I) the role
would like to go back to of circle processes for healing,
school, to pursue either a community dialogue and self-
reﬂection; II) restorative justice in
law degree or a degree in
public schools—using restorative
Higher Education. When justice for conﬂict resolution
the chance to work at and leadership development;
Director Alanna Moravetz. According III) restorative justice as an
University of St. Thomas School of
Law as the Career and Professional
to Ashley, she spends the majority of alternative to juvenile detention;
her time working, sitting in class, or and IV) future trends and practical
Development Coordinator came up,
doing homework. However, in the applications of restorative justice,
Ashley decided a move to the Twin as well as keynote speaker Mary
few precious hours a week that she
Cities sounded like a great idea. Johnson, founder of From Death
is not chained to her desk, Ashley to Life. CLE and CEU credits
As the CPD Coordinator, Ashley’s
day to day duties vary greatly. She
and her Anthony Bourdain look-alike applied for. Cost $25, including
boyfriend, Adam, enjoy cooking, lunch and snacks Please register
is responsible for putting together
going out to eat, watching Top Chef at www.stthomas.edu/law/rsvp
and planning OCI, balancing the and contact the University of
and any other food shows, and trying
ofﬁce budget, planning CPD’s St. Thomasʼ Legal Services Clinic
to keep up with their Golden Retriever at (651) 962-4960 with any
various programs, and compiling and
puppy, Ace. questions.
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Dear UST Law School...
Years ago, many of us entered a law Thurgood Marshall and Earl Warren, us. We are a part of the same family.
school whose mission is “dedicated whose search for truth, eventually put If we let them fall, we inadvertently
to integrating faith and reason in the an evil on its back. It was the pen and fall as well. Second, together we
search for truth through a focus on tongue that founded this great nation, must stand to let hate and intolerance
morality and social justice.” To many which has always held to the belief know that it cannot penetrate our
of us, the mission was signiﬁcant. that all men are created equal. The walls. Here, it will ﬁnd no sanctuary.
The mission also distinguished our work of other men and women gave For instance, it cannot make a sly
responsibility in the search for truth. life to what the pen wrote and what the comment and think we will “go along
Carrying the banner of truth, we have tongue said. to get along.” We will address it.
a higher standard. Our search for truth
sets us free. Whether we come from As law students, today our work Furthermore, when we leave these
wealth or poverty, different regions, begins. What we do now is indicative walls, we will do all that is within
religions, races, or sexual orientations, of our future as lawyers. Our future our strength to combat it. Third, and
our search binds us. It makes us one. may ﬁnd us on opposite sides of the most important, we must develop our
When we go into the world, we will Court. However, in the argument faith in God. St. Thomas Aquinas,
have comfort of knowing that we are against hate and intolerance, we must our namesake, once wrote, “Hence we
not alone. There are others, like us, all stand together. For every ounce must say that the knowledge of any
who are also searching for truth. of hate and intolerance, there is an truth whatsoever man needs divine
ounce of apathy. Apathy sustains the help, that the intellect may be moved
There are those, however, who life-force of hate and intolerance. For by God to its act.” When we are right
wish to show that our search for truth every action of hate and intolerance, by His Will, He will see us through it
is a futile act. Over the past years, there is a reaction. Although all and help us ﬁnd the truth.
our university has witnessed acts beneﬁcial, reaction allows hate and
of hate and intolerance. These acts intolerance to perpetrate its effect on The search for truth is a great
range from racial discrimination to others. responsibility. It demands more of us
homophobia and religious epithets. than we at times demand of each other
Some of the perpetrators walk in plain Therefore, we must become and ourselves. It is a great testimony.
sight while others hide in the corners proactive in our battle against hate It testiﬁes that we want better than
of cowardice. They think our search and intolerance. First, we must what hate and intolerance have to
for truth and belief in the goodness realize that hate and intolerance are offer; that no matter how heavy the
of humanity will blind us to their not an individual problem. It is our burden, we are willing to carry it. We
actions. In reality, they should know problem as a law school and nation. must declare to the world that we
that we are not blind. We are civil. As a legal community and nation, we will defeat hate and intolerance. We
Our search for truth maintains that we must acknowledge that if hate and must fearlessly continue our search
cannot treat our brother or sister, even intolerance touches one, it touches for truth. We are the University of St.
in fault, with a heavy hand. Although all. We can no longer afford to allow Thomas. We are the mission, vision
our hands may never touch them, they its unfettered existence among us. In and purpose. Our search for truth is
still cannot escape our wrath. the words of Dr. Martin Luther King not futile.
Jr., “injustice anywhere is a threat to
It is said, “The pen is mightier than justice everywhere.” We must protect Blessings,
the sword; the stroke of the tongue our brothers and sisters. Our brothers
Christopher J. Clark
breaketh the bones.” Who, other and sisters may be of another race,
than the lawyer, has a mightier pen religion, sexual orientation, or station
or stronger tongue? Lawyers such as in life. Nevertheless, they belong to
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From the Desk of Statler and Waldorf
We would like to offer some
advice to our biking community.
You may have forgotten what it
was like, but believe it or not, bike
riding weather will soon return to
the tundra. We know we have a
few that will be confused by this
idea of “return,” as they have con-
tinued to ride all winter. To them,
let us say, while we neither par-
ticipate nor endorse that, we are
We have two bike racks in front
of the law school. We have asked
for more, but until that happens,
do the best you can to lock your
bike up without preventing some- law school that we did not lose any the video, there were several
one else from being able to extract bikes, although some parts were students in the area. A fairly clean
theirs. taken. We apprehended the thief cut looking male, walking down the
These racks are for bicycles in the act. Conversely, there were sidewalk, casually reached down
only, but we will allow unicycles if some bikes stolen from the rack and picked the backpack up as
he continued walking. A couple
“While we neither participate of people noticed, but it did not
nor endorse riding your bike in
appear to register with them. The
backpack owner did not notice un-
the winter, we are impressed.” til the thief was long gone. Expe-
rienced criminals know, “If you act
like you belong, usually no one will
you are gifted enough. We have under Schulze Hall. question you.”
another area for motor scooters. We would ask that not only the Even if you do not feel comfort-
Please use a well made U-bolt bike crowd, but also other stu- able asking someone what they
lock to secure your bike to a rack. dents and staff be aware of people are doing by the bike rack or a
Keep in mind that some of the around the bike racks. Only law backpack on the lawn, just walking
older ones can be opened with a school afﬁliate people should be toward them or watching them is
ballpoint pen. While a cable lock using these racks. If you don’t often enough to scare them off for
may be useful as an additional recognize someone please notify the short term. Then tell us what
lock to secure your front tire; it is us immediately. you observed.
not enough protection to serve as This falls under the “be aware Wearing a helmet is never
your primary lock. We have video of your surroundings” category. a bad idea either. You have all
of thick cable locks being cut in For example, one of our students invested a lot of money in your
forty seconds or less. had a backpack stolen from the brains and it is always a good idea
Last summer Minneapolis saw law school lawn a couple of years to protect your investments.
an increase in bike thefts down- ago while he was playing catch
town. We were fortunate at the with a Frisbee. When we reviewed
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Legal Advice in the Future Tense:
What is your dream spring break location and with whom would
you like to travel there with?
“Twins spring training “London with my “It’s a toss-up “Well, it’s more of a “On the Jersey Shore
in Fort Myers. I’d family.” between Australia reality. I am going to ripping Heinekens
like to go with pretty with Eleanor of Europe and will be and Jagerbombs with
much any Twins fans, Joel Addington- 1L Aquitaine and spending St. Patty’s my broskis.”
or my old college Cancun, Mexico with Day in Dublin—with
roommates.” Mighty Mouse. Brandon Niles.” Brian Marty- 2L
Al Heavens- 2L Jonathon Schieb- 1L Kory Kotrba- 3L
THE BRIEF: A Monthly Publication of Awards,
Publications, and Recognition
Two From School of Law Earn Campus Wide Awards
Lifelong Learner Award recipient the coursework,” read another work on academic freedom and
Scott Swanson is director of nomination. “The program also academic ethics, Hamilton earned the
academic achievement in St. Thomas’ requires a 700-hour, uncompensated Excellence in Professional Preparation
School of Law. counseling internship, which he Award at the School of Law and
completed at Hazelden Center for served as associate dean for academic
The award recognizes a staff member Youth and Families. Scott counseled affairs from 2003 to 2005. Director
who has demonstrated a commitment young addicts and alcoholics evenings since 2005 of St. Thomas’ Holloran
to continuous learning, self-renewal and weekends for nearly a year.” Center for Ethical Leadership in the
and professional development that Professions, he’s also developed a
transcends the individual’s job “I have no doubt that Scott will successful law course on servant
responsibilities. Swanson will receive continue to educate himself formally leadership. Since he joined the St.
$2,500 in professional development and informally,” said Dr. Thomas Thomas faculty he has published a
funds, which he may use to fund future Mengler, dean of the School of Law, book, 16 articles or book chapters and
professional development activities who called Swanson a “great role more than 60 bimonthly columns on
or donate to a St. Thomas scholarship model for our students.” journalism and professional ethics for
fund. Minnesota Lawyer, the weekly that
John Ireland Presidential named him one of its Attorneys of the
His continued interest in psychology Awards for Outstanding Year in 2002.
led him to complete a master’s Achievement as Teacher-Scholar
degree in counseling psychology will be presented to Professor Neil Article excerpted from Bulletin Today
at St. Thomas. “Over a six-year Hamilton story March 6, 2009
period, usually taking one course
each semester, Scott completed Nationally known for his scholarly
THE BRIEF: A Monthly Publication of Awards,
Publications, and Recognition
at the Univ. of Pittsburgh School of
Law and on Feb. 20th, Hank and Don
Snede, a former CFO, made a joint
ethics presentation to more than 100
MBA students at Pitt’s Katz School
of Business. . . . Neil Hamilton will
receive one of the 2009 John Ireland
Presidential Awards for Outstanding
Achievement as a Teacher/Scholar
on March 13. He has also been
appointed to the National Advisory
Board of the Nelson Mullins Center
for Professionalism at the University
of South Carolina School of Law. . . .
Virgil Wiebe gave the talk, “Banning
Landmines and Cluster Bombs:
Pipe Dream or Realistic Vision?” at
the Sixth annual College of Social
and Behavioral Sciences advisory
Faculty/Administration Rome, Italy, on “State Financing of board lecture series at Minnesota
Elizabeth Schiltz gave a talk entitled Catholic Schools,” sponsored by the State, Mankato. March 4. He was
“The Dilemma Facing the Disability Pontiﬁcal University Antonianum and interviewed by KMSU and KTOE in
Rights Movement: Abortion and the Acton Institute, and did interviews advance of the lecture. He also gave a
Other Life and Death Decisions” at with Zenit news service and Vatican talk called “Mapping Mayhem: Using
Yale Law School on Feb. 12, 2009. Radio. . . . Gregory Sisk published an Cartography for Advocacy Work on
Her essay, “Living in the Shadow of essay on the United States v. Navajo Cluster Munitions” to Professor Jose
Monchberg”, was recently translated Nation case pending before the U.S. Lopez’s Cultural Geography class. . .
into Spanish and published as Vivir Supreme Court, titled, “When May . Susan Stabile recently received the
bajo la sombra de Mönchberg, (Alicia a Tribe Seek Damages from the copies of her newly co-authorer book,
Rivera, Inigo Barbancho and Roalia Government for Breach of Trust.” The Principles of Employment Law (West
Baena trans.), 19 CUAD. BIOET. 595 essay was published in the American 2008).
(2008). . . . Rob Vischer presented Bar Association’s Preview of United
his paper, Seeger’s Lessons for States Supreme Court Cases, which Staff
Conscience, at a faculty colloquium is designed primarily for lawyers, In February, Ashley Bowes led
at the University of Colorado Law journalists, and public policymakers.. a discussion for the Minnesota
School. He also participated in an . . On January 21, Fr Reginald Whitt Career Development Association
ABA meeting in Boston regarding gave the keynote address for Villanova monthly roundtable on Multicultural
the amendment of Rule 1.10 to University law school’s observance of Competency in Career Counseling.
allow ﬁrms to use screens to avoid a week in honor of Dr Martin Luther She was also recently elected by the
the imputation of a lawyer’s conﬂict King Jr. Fr Whitt’s talk, entitled Minnesota Legal Career Professionals
of interest.. . . . Tom Berg helped “With Righteousness in His Suitcase: as NALP (National Association for
organize a national group of religious Reﬂections on the Ministry of Dr Legal Career Professionals) Liaison
liberty scholars to ﬁle an amicus brief Martin Luther King, Jr.,” emphasized for the 2008-2009 term.
supporting Native American tribes’ the religious foundations of Dr
petition for certiorari in Navajo Nation King’s public service and of the Civil About the Brief: The Brief is a
v. U.S. Forest Service, a case about Rights Movement from the African
Native Americans’ ability to use the American perspective. The text will monthly publication of awards,
Religious Freedom Restoration Act to be published in an upcoming issue of publications, and recognition at the
challenge federal land-management the Villanova Law Review. . . . On Feb. University of St. Thomas School of
decisions affecting their religious 19th, Hank Shea and Rich Juliano, a Law. Submissions should be sent
ceremonies and practices. He also was former attorney and public ofﬁcial, to firstname.lastname@example.org
a featured speaker at a conference in made three joint ethics presentations
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Serve With Admissions Staff at Feed My Starving Children
The 3rd annual Admissions Public Service Project will be at Feed My Mission Awards Lunch
Starving Children on March 16 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. We will be packing food Schulze Grand Atrium
bundles to be sent around the world. Each adult volunteer packs approximately
$35-$40 worth of food during a session. Recently, Enrollment Services from Thursday, March 19, 12:30 p.m.
the undergraduate campus volunteered and packed over 20,000 meals feeding R.S.V.P.: email@example.com
over 65 kids for a whole year. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be
carpooling from the law school and will need to leave at 11:30, returning by Spring Break
2:30. In the RSVP, please let us know if you will need transportation. Students, March 21 - March 29
this project will count toward your public service requirement!
Chief Judge Edith H. Jones on Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Ob-
Friday, April 10 - Monday, April
Judicial Review and Judicial server of the Holy See to the UN.
Restraint Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 P.M. 13
The Minnesota Lawyers & UST O’Shaughnessy Educational Center
Law Chapters of the Federalist Auditorium on the University of St. Evenings of Reﬂection for Men-
Society proudly present Judge Thomas St. Paul campus tors and Students
Edith H. Jones from the U.S. Court (All Evenings of Reﬂection will
of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. be from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in MSL
Tuesday, March 10. 12:30 p.m. 242)
LeJeune Board of Governors Con- “Our National Challenge: A Blue-
ference Room print for Restoring the Public
Lunch provided. Trust” The Spirituality of Work
$15 for Practitioners, Free for Stu- Columbia Law Professor John March 12
dents Coffee Jr., Professor Rakesh
R.S.V.P.: email@example.com Khurana, Chief Judge William Living with Purpose: Recon-
Chandler III, Delaware Court of necting with our Life Values
The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Chancery, and UST Law Profes- March 18
Supreme Court Cases Radically sor Lyman Johnson plus a distin-
Expanded Government and guished panel will speak. This is
Examining our Attitude Toward
Eroded Freedom a Medtronic Business and Law
An examination of the 12 the Other
Roundtable. We will apply for two
worst Supreme Court cases of the CLE credits. Sponsored by the April 1
modern era from a libertarian-con- Holloran Center and the Center for for Catholic Social
servative perspective presented by Ethical Business Cultures. Thought and St. Olaf Catholic
Robert Levy, Chairman of the Cato Thursday, March 19, 4:00 - 6:30 Church. University of Santa Clara
Professor Andre Delbecq will ask
Wednesday, March 11, 12:30 p.m. Schulze Grand Atrium
RSVP: For reservations or further
whether leaders today are so ﬁlled
information, please contact Mary with hubris and pride that they’ve
Edel-Joyce, 651-962-4920 or hol- lost touch with reason and prin-
“A Muslim Catholic Dialogue on
firstname.lastname@example.org. ciple. Cost is $20 per person.
Faith and Reason” sponsored Thursday, April 2, 2009
by Terrence J. Murphy Institute For more information and registra-
“If ‘Pride Goeth Before the Fall,’
Speakers: Dr. Ibrahim Kalin, tion, email cbishop@SaintOlaf.org
Are We At the Tipping Point?”
Assistant Professor, Georgetown RSVP TO: holloranctr@stthomas.
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Center, the John A. Ryan Institute