As a student-run publication, the Journal depends on the hard work of its staff and the ongoing support of its alums. Each year we strive to maintain ties to former members and create the opportunity for current members to engage former members through social events held throughout the year. The Alumni Banquet, our hallmark event, occurs each Spring


Distinguished Alum Award

The Journal strives to recognize those members who have served us in past. Each year one former member of the Journal is chosen from a nominee pool provided by current and former staff members for excellence in the legal profession, for promoting the mission of the School of Law's flagship publication, and for contributing to the continued recognition of the Journal. Many of our alums of the journal still to play an important part of its success; the Distinguished Alum Award is our way of showing appreciation for these contributions.

We would like to congratulate the winner of the 2011 Distinguished Alum award, Beth Forsythe.

Past winners

2010 Laura Hammargren
2009 Brooke Swenson
2008 Chris Nelson
2007 Gina Jensen


We invite nominations from Journal staff and UST faculty alike on an ongoing basis. In order to have your nomineed considerered for the Distinguished Alum Award during the current academic year, please submit your nomination and a brief description of his or her accomplishments to Membership Editor Kelli Hamit at hami5944@stthomas.edu by April 1 .


Alumni Banquet

Each Spring, the Journal invites its alums to join the current staff for an evening banquet where we recap the years' events, present the annual Distinguished Alum Award, and recognize the departing staff as well as the incoming Editorial Board. The 2012 Alumni Banquet will be hosted at the following location and time:

Location: Solera Restaurant, 900 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Date: April 13th, 2012
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 PM

This event is open to all past UST Law Journal members and a guest. If you are interested in attending, please email Kelli Riley, our current Membership Editor, at hami5944@stthomas.edu.


Other Events

We will post information about other alumni events as they arise.