St. Thomas More Society (Pritzker)

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Welcome

Welcome! In conjunction with the Sheil Catholic Center's Chicago campus, the St. Thomas More Society is Northwestern Law's Catholic student organization which aims to foster community, education, and service in the Catholic tradition among Northwestern Law students. We look forward to journeying with you during your time at Northwestern University.

Get Involved

We gather for weekly Mass and social activities, in addition to special lectures and other events. Check out our Catholic Chicago campus page here or register for weekly updates here.

Upcoming Events Specifically for Law Students

First Friday Collaboration with the Catholic Lawyer's Guild
First Friday at 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. n during the Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters

The Catholic Lawyer's Guild of Chicago hosts virtual prayer meetings for legal professionals on the first Friday of each month, with the meeting starting at 7:30 a.m. and the prayer starting at 7:45 a.m. All who work in the legal profession (including students) are welcome. Email the Chicago Lawyer's Guild contact here to request event link.

St. Thomas More Leadership Team 2022-2023

Sebastian Richardson: Sebastian is a second-year law student at Northwestern. An Oregon native, he graduated from Portland State University and Mt. Angel Seminary with degrees in Russian and philosophy. Before coming to law school, Sebastian worked at an immigration law office and pursued further graduate studies at Fordham University. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, making pizza, and spending time with his wife.

Sarah Turner: Sarah Turner is a third-year law student at Northwestern. She graduated from The University of Alabama with a B.A. in Music and Political Science in 2020 (roll tide)! She loves putting her music degree to use singing at weekly masses at the Chicago Sheil campus. Sarah spent her summer working as a summer associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in Washington, D.C. She attends Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Chicago restaurants, hanging out with her beloved cat Marty, and going on walks!

Previous St. Thomas More Society Events

Racial Justice, Catholicism, and the Law: A Panel Discussion

Watch the video below to learn more about Black Catholic history in Chicago and what you can do to help bring about justice. Guest speakers are Bishop Joseph Perry of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Fr. Dave Kelly of Precious Blood Ministries.

The Wigmore Debate

Was the first dean of Northwestern's School of Law a Catholic? Watch the video below to find out.