Career and Professional Development

Career and Professional Development Director Kendra Brodin counsels students on employment after law school.

Your legal career starts here.

The Office of Career and Professional Development works to help you achieve success in a career you find meaningful.

As a student or graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, you have access to our extensive resources on your first day of law school. Our relationship with you doesn’t end at graduation – as an alumnus, we can help you experience success in your existing job or find a way to make a career move into an even better opportunity.

Employment data

We want to give you the most accurate and transparent picture of recent graduate employment as we continue to work to grow the number of alumni who hold full-time, long-term jobs. Three years' worth of ABA and NALP employment summary reports can be found here.

The U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings count all long-term, full-time, bar passage-required and J.D. advantage jobs toward a law school's employment statistic, even if those positions are the same positions graduates held prior to enrolling in law school. This methodology benefits law schools with part-time programs, where many students maintain prior employment while in school and after graduation. UST Law does not offer a part-time J.D. program.

How can we help?

Figure Out Your Career Path

  • Determine your personal career goals
  • Identify your natural gifts and clarify your values
  • Chart a course for success

Learn Practical Career Skills

Build a Public Interest Career

  • Find out if public interest is a career for you and how to pursue a career in this area.
  • Learn about classes, clinic, volunteer opportunities, and student organizations dedicated to public service.
  • Research public interest clerkships, summer funding, and post-grad fellowships. 

Become a Judicial Clerk

  • Unlock the mysteries of state and federal judicial clerkships.
  • Find out what they are, where they are, and how to prepare a winning application.
  • Link to OSCAR (the clerkship application site) and other resources. 

Access Symplicity For Events and Resources

  • Get current information about helpful workshops and career events both on and off-campus.
  • Access the event calendar and RSVP for a program.
  • Check out the growing archive of past workshops streaming on this page 24/7.

CPD Information for Alumni

  • Receive continued career guidance
  • Check current job postings
  • Check for upcoming alumni events
  • Stay in touch with your law school and let us know how we can support you.

Information for Employers

  • Learn what's distinct and extraordinary about our students and our school. 
  • Get involved through the Mentor Externship Program or in other ways. 
  • Find information about on-campus interviews or at any time.