St. Thomas More Society (Pritzker)

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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 Connected

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

Mass and a Meal 
Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m., Resumes August 28th, location to be determined

Join other students, staff, and faculty during the academic year for weekly Mass. Snacks are provided afterwards. We look forward to seeing you!

Monthly Rosary and Lunch 

Join other law school students for a monthly rosary and lunch. Date and location changes so email Taylor here to be added to the list for notifications.

See a full list of upcoming Catholic events on the Chicago and Evanston campus here.

St. Thomas More Leadership 2024

Taylor Wagner: Taylor Wagner is the President of the St. Thomas More Society.  She is originally from South Louisiana, but she is excited to be in Chicago and start her second year of law school. Do not hesitate to reach out to her if you have any questions about law school or St. Thomas Moore Society. You can email Taylor here.

Previous St. Thomas More Society Events

Restorative Justice: A Panel Discussion

The St. Thomas More Society and Christian Legal Society co-hosted a panel on restorative justice in April 2024. In addition to why restorative justice is needed for the criminal justice system, the panel focused on SB 64, which provides evidentiary privilege for statements made in restorative justice circles. Guest speakers were Fr. David Kelly, C.PP.S. (Director of Precious Blood Ministries of Reconciliation), Matthew Simon (Chairman of the Catholic Lawyer's Guild's Restorative Justice Committee), and Elizabeth Clarke, (Former public defender and founder of the Juvenile Justice Initiative).  See photos from the event here.

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 were 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.