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September 2012

Faith, Student Perspective

Daily Discipleship

Submitted by Lucas S., 2L Guest Blogger

Last spring, the Christian Legal Society started a daily devotional meeting for law students and faculty called Daily Discipleship. The meetings take place at noon in Room 326. Attendance is usually between ten and twenty students and the meetings revolve around three elements of the Christian walk – Bible reading, discipleship and prayer.

A view into the Chapel of St. Thomas More

Bible Reading

Each day, the group reads from the same daily readings which are said at mass. The Catholic daily readings follow a pattern which flows from the Christian calendar – revolving around events such as Easter and Christmas. This provides a structure for the year and culminates in celebrations of the key events which are central to the Christian faith from the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

In participating in the same readings which are said at mass, Daily Discipleship is seeking unity of spirit and faith with their Catholic brethren. Catholics and Protestants share the same Lord and Savior; and, although men have caused divisions in the Church, Christ is not divided. Protestants disagree with many of the traditions of the Catholic church, but communal Bible readings is not one of them. It is a wonderful tradition which fosters unity in the body of Christ, and one of the goals of Daily Discipleship  is to foster unity. Continue Reading

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We can’t wait to meet the Class of 2016!

Flight from Anchorage to Fairbanks

The busy fall recruitment season has started!  It is an exciting year for the admissions office as we begin recruiting students for the 2013 incoming class.  Students, alumni, faculty and staff will be visiting campuses and cities around the country during the next three months informing prospective students about the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

We have so much to talk about including our Dean’s Search, our recent Scholarly Impact rankings, the Law School Students Survey of Student Engagement results, our beautiful new clinic space and the wonderful additions to our clinical program!  We will be traveling to 26 states and Canada attending law school fairs, forums and private events.  Please visit our Recruitment Calendar to see if we will be coming to your area.

 

Santa Claus House, North Pole, AK

During the past two weeks I have been to Kansas, Missouri, Georgia and Alaska.  It was great to return to the campuses and cities.  During my travels so far I have had exciting and exhausting moments including the worst flight of my life from Kansas City to Atlanta, a prop plane in Alaska, meeting a real reindeer at Santa’s house in North Pole – AK, some great BBQ food in Kansas,  a red eye home to Minneapolis, and meeting two prospective students (Anna and Jason) in Atlanta who have already been to visit UST!

Over the next two weeks UST representatives will be in Michigan, Florida, Washington DC, Minnesota and Texas.  We would enjoy meeting you and telling you more about UST Law.  Please stop by the events and say hello!

Faith, Student Perspective

Integrating faith and vocation: Blackstone Legal Fellowship

Submitted by Rachana C., 2L Guest Blogger

This past summer I participated in the Blackstone Legal Fellowship with Alliance Defending Freedom (“ADF”). ADF, formerly known as Alliance Defend Fund, was founded in 1994. They are a Christian legal ministry that is dedicated to “transforming the legal system” and advocating for “religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family.”

The Blackstone Legal Fellowship (www.blackstonelegalfellowship.org) is a rigorous nine-week internship program that brings together law students from all around the country and world, grounds them in natural law principles, introduces them to foundation and sources of our laws, and places fellows with internships in various public-policy and legal organizations domestically and abroad. All our transportation costs and most meals were paid for, we received a handsome stipend, and gained legal experience in practice areas in which we were interested. Continue Reading