Prof. Teresa Stanton Collett

Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas (MN) School of Law

A passionate advocate for the protection of human life and the family, Professor Teresa Collett is a nationally sought-after scholar and speaker on the topics of marriage, religion and bioethics. She has published numerous legal articles and is the co-author of a law casebook on professional responsibility and co-editor of a collection of essays exploring "catholic" and "Catholic" perspectives on American law .

Professor Collett is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and has testified before committees of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, as well as before legislative committees in several states.  In 2009, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI appointed Collett to a five year term on the Pontifical Council for the Family.

Recently she represented Congressman Ron Paul and various medical groups in the defense of the federal ban of partial-birth abortion, and the Governors of Minnesota and North Dakota defending the N.H. requirement of state parental involvement prior to performance of an abortion on a minor before the United States Supreme Court. She is often asked to represent the interests of government officials before federal appellate courts. She has served as special Attorney General for the States of Oklahoma and Kansas, as well as assisting other state Attorneys General in defending laws protecting human life and marriage. Prior to joining St. Thomas in 2003, Professor Collett taught at the South Texas College of Law where she established the nation's first annual symposium on legal ethics.

  • J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • B.A., University of Oklahoma

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Publications and Multimedia
Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt
Short video featuring Robin Fretwell Wilson and Teresa Stanton Collett
March 01, 2016
Young v. United Parcel Service - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 4-1-15 featuring Teresa Collett
April 01, 2015
Young v. United Parcel Service - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 10-15-14 featuring Teresa Collett
December 15, 2014