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LL.M. in U.S. Law

Student Life

Student Life at the School of Law

St. Thomas Law draws passionate students from around the world with a wide range of experiences, voices and beliefs who want to improve the world in which they live. We are intentional about building an inclusive and diverse law school that is oriented toward cultivating a strong sense of belonging and support for all students.


Cristina Calderón

Director of Global Outreach
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Where You Will Live and Learn

The Twin Cities & Our Campus

The University of St. Thomas School of Law is located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minneapolis and the nearby capital city of St. Paul, also known as the Twin Cities, make up the core of the metropolitan area and include contemporary skylines, historic architecture, park trails and greenways, lakes and the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. The two cities and the surrounding suburbs have a population of more than 3.1 million residents. The Twin Cities area is the business, entertainment and cultural center of the upper Midwest.

Beyond the Classroom

Student Activities

LLM Students at Orientation Activities Fair

Clubs and Organizations

With 35+ active student organizations at the School of Law, our students have ample opportunity to put their commitment to service, faith, leadership and social justice to work.
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LLM and JD Students at a Dinner Event in the Atrium

Events and Activities

St. Thomas Law hosts symposia and other events throughout the year for all students to attend. Events just for LL.M. students are also offered, including gatherings at professors’ homes. In addition, programming and social events are also offered through the St. Thomas Office of International Students and Scholars.
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Navigating City Life

Living in the Twin Cities

Minneapolis skyway and campus

Where to Live

Thanks to our prime downtown Minneapolis location, living near campus as an LL.M. in U.S. Law student is very convenient.
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Light rail


Many international students choose to use public transportation to get to and from campus or live within walking distance to the law school.
See Transportation Options

Support and Wellness

Academic Support

St. Thomas is committed to helping you succeed both academically and personally during your law school experience.
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Health and Well-Being

Our faculty and staff members work to foster an environment where each student feels connected and understands the importance of making wellness a professional priority.
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Students study together in the library

Studying and Research

The Schoenecker Law Library

The Schoenecker Law Library is dedicated to providing a dynamic and innovative environment that will connect, motivate and empower the research, publication, and educational goals of the faculty, students, and staff of the University of St. Thomas School of Law.