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School of Law

Faculty and Staff

School of Law Faculty and Staff

The faculty members at the University of St. Thomas School of Law are leaders in their fields academically, but also receive consistent praise for accessibility and teaching. Our professors influence students through the classroom, other scholars through writing in scholarly journals and books, and the law through work in the courts.

In addition to our full-time faculty, St. Thomas School of Law regularly welcomes adjunct professors from throughout the Twin Cities legal community. Our adjuncts include some of the most respected judges and lawyers in the Twin Cities who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the classroom.

The staff at St. Thomas Law is a group of professionals dedicated to student success. Many hold advanced degrees, including several at the director level who hold J.D. degrees and have practiced law.

Find a School of Law Faculty Member

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Media Directory

Our faculty members are often asked to share their knowledge about the law and provide their legal perspective by members of the local and national media. We’ve created an online directory to help journalists easily find our faculty member’s areas of expertise and connect with them.

Faculty Highlights

Portrait of Joel A. Nichols.

Interim Dean

Joel A. Nichols

The University of St. Thomas School of Law is led by Interim Dean Joel A. Nichols. He received his Juris Doctor, with high honors, from Emory Law School, and a Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Nichols earned a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Abilene Christian University.

Meet Dean Nichols