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Pre-Law Programs & Events 2016-2017

Law School Forum 2016


Careers in Law 2016

Red Mass 2015

Patent Law Reception 2015 


MN Law School Forum 2015

Interested in Law? What is law school like?

Careers in Law Forum - Wednesday, March 4th - University of Minnesota


Benedictine Law Fest - Thursday, April 9th @ 6 PM

The Benedictine Law Fest is a reception organized by the CSB/SJU Benedictine Bar Association for students, alums and pre-law advisers interested and involved in law.
Law Fest will be hosted by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on Thursday, April 9 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

A bus will be provided for the CSB/SJU students, faculty/staff and alum coming from the campuses; bus times are below.
Food and refreshments will be provided. There is no cost to attend event - it's FREE thanks to our generous sponsors.

Interested?  More information & registration can be found here.


Past events

Law School Forum

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
6:15 - 8:30 p.m.
Quad 264, Saint John's University

  • Free pizza and refreshments
  • Panel discussion at 7 p.m. with representatives from the Minnesota Law Schools (discussing the application process, LSAT, perosnal essays and more)
  • Time to meet individually with campus representatives

Participating Law Schools:

The Thirteenth Annual Red Mass

5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
Sacred Heart Chapel, Saint Benedict's Monastery

The judicial year in many jurisdictions around the world is traditionally opened with a Red Mass. The celebration of the Mass is designed to provide judges, lawyers, civic leaders and academics of all faiths the opportunity to reflect on the powers and responsibilities that are part of their offices. Together, Red Mass participants ask God to grant the virtues and gifts necessary for the proper and just administration of their duties.

More information can be found here.

Register for the event here

Past Events (2013-2014):

First Day of Law School Event - Tuesday, March 25th, 2014, at TRC Boardroom, CSB.

Professor Mary Pat Byrn, Associate Dean for Administration at William Mitchell College of Law, presented a mock class and answered other questions about the first year law school experience. 

Red Mass - Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the Sacred Heart Chapel, Saint Benedict's Monastery 

Midwest Law School Fair  - University of Minnesota - Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

In collaboration with the four Minnesota law schools; The University of Minnesota Law School, Hamline University School of Law, the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and the William Mitchell College of Law, The Upper Midwest Law Fair provided prospective law students an exclusive opportunity to meet with law schools from around the Midwest region.  Held this year at the campus of the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the fair also included a panel of current law students answering questions about student life and a resource table for information on financing a legal education. 

The Law School Forum was held Tuesday, October 15, 2013.   Here is the panel presentation by representatives from University of Minnesota Law School, Hamline University School of Law, St. Thomas School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law. 

CES: The Graduate School Process.  September 10, 2013.  Stephen Foertsch, a 2009 graduate, sat on the panel. He completed Law School and his story and tip were of interest for Pre-Law students.  

 Past Events (2012-2013):

Your 1st Day in Law School: What's It Like?

April 8, 2013, Quad 264

This session will simulate what a typical law school class is like. 

Red Mass

November 17, Sacred Heart Chapel (CSB)

Traditionally, the judicial year is opened with a Red Mass which provides those of the legal system time to reflect on their powers and responsibilities in office. A reception with hors d' oeuvres will follow at the Gorecki Center. 

Restorative Justice in Minnesota

November 12, Gorecki 204B

Kay Pranis has served as the Restorative Justice Planner for the Minnsesota Department of  Corrections from 1994-2003.  Kay will be discussing Restorative Justice in Minnesota on Monday, at the Gorecki Center.

Restorative Justice, Occupy Wall Street & Kay Pranis 

Restorative Practices: Real World Restorative Justice Webinar

October 25, Gorecki 204C 

Upper Midwest Law Fair

October 20, Hamline University

The third annual Upper Midwest Law Fair is hosted by four Minnesota law schools including Hamline University, University of Minnesota, University of Saint Thomas, and William Mitchell College of Law.  Many additional schools attend as well to inform students about the law school application process and their specific programs. 

Graduate and Professional School Day

October 18,  University of Minnesota Twin Cities

About 100 graduate and professional programs were featured at Graduate and Professional School Day. Some of these post-graduate programs include business, law, education, health sciences, the liberal arts, and many more!