University of St. Thomas Law Journal

Prisoner Rights and Prison Conditions

Spring Law Journal Symposium
April 22, 2022
8 AM - 5 PM

University of St. Thomas School of Law


Join the St. Thomas Law Journal for its spring symposium "Prisoner Rights and Prison Conditions."

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Sharon Dolovich, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, UCLA Prison Law & Policy Program
  • Paul Schnell, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Corrections

Panelists will include:

  • Andrea Armstrong, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • Chinyere Ezie, Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Oray Fifer, Spokane, Washington
  • Alexandra Gannon, Erickson & Wessman PA
  • Corene Kendrick, ACLU National Prison Project
  • Rachel Kincaid, Baylor University Sheila & Walter Umphrey Law Center
  • Alexander Klein '21, Cousineau, Van Bergen, McNee & Malone PA
  • Claire Kueffner '21, Lewis Brisbois LLP
  • Rudy Martinez, Former Federal Commuted Prisoner, Illinois
  • Megan Massie, University of St. Thomas School of Law Class of 2022
  • Andrew Noel, Robins Kaplan
  • Rebecca Shlafer, University of Minnesota
  • Gregory Sisk, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Nicole L. Stangl, Ruder Ware LLSC
  • Catherine Struve, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
  • Kenneth Udoibok, Kenneth Ubong Udoibok P.A.
  • Paul Wright, Human Rights Defense Center


The symposium is sponsored by Mark & Terry Koller and Greg & Mindy Sisk.




‌The University of St. Thomas Law Journal is the School of Law’s flagship law review, and it seeks to embody the school’s unique mission by publishing excellent legal scholarship that promotes ethical actions, the integration of faith and reason, and social justice.  The Law Journal’s Latin subtitle, which translates into “faith and justice,” is a core foundation of the works we publish and the symposia we host each year.

Currently, the Law Journal is a symposium-based journal.  We host two to three symposia each year, and ask our presenters to write a paper based on the symposium topic, their own experiences, and the discussion they take part in at the symposium.  This promotes meaningful exploration of a current legal issue, and allows substantial collaboration between law review, our faculty, and outside contributors.  Our symposia also give the law school community a chance to reflect on issues closely connected with the mission and vision of the School of Law.

The Law Journal will transition to an online-only journal starting with Volume 13, Issue 3 in Spring 2017.  At this time, all paid subscriptions will be cancelled. The Law Journal will continue to be available at no cost on our archives. It will also continue to be published on Westlaw, HeinOnline, and LexisNexis.

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