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Faculty Excellence

Excellence in teaching is at the heart of our mission at the University of St. Thomas.

Each year, the University of St. Thomas honors outstanding faculty who exemplify extraordinary dedication and excellence in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service with the Saint Thomas Aquinas Excellence in Teaching Award, the Saint Edith Stein Excellence in Research Award, the Joseph M. McFadden Excellence in Service Award, and the Teach Online Awards to Spur Transformation (TOAST).

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Dr. Rick Young Dr. Rick Young Associate Professor Pre-Law Advisor
Political Science
713/525-3816

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Rick Young is the director of the St. Thomas Prelaw Program and the UST Fighting Celt Mock Trial Program . His research areas include constitutional law and the history of law. He can speak on constitutional law and policy, beach/land use and surfing.

Areas of Expertise
Constitutional Law, History of the Common Law, Maritime Piracy, Sailing and Surfing

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts - History - University of St. Thomas
  • Juris Doctor - South Texas College of Law