Get Involved at UST

The Office of Career and Professional Development helps bridge students' legal training and their eventual legal practice.  To facilitate this goal, we like to connect students and employers as early as possible in both formal and informal ways.

Panels and Forums

The CPD Office hosts a large number of career-related events throughout the academic year. 
For many of these events we rely on practitioners like you, who are able to give students current,
first-hand information about their area of expertise. Last year's event topics included Alternative Careers, In-house Counsel, Careers in Real Estate, Policy & Political Careers, Solo Practice, and Women in the Law.
If you have an interest in sharing your experience with genuinely curious law students, please
contact the CPD staff at 651-962-4860 or at lawcareers@stthomas.edu.

Mock Interviews

Mock interviews are an effective tool to help students be at their best when they arrive at a live interview. Local attorneys have been generous in helping with us with this process, and students regularly comment on how helpful it is to practice with someone from the "real world." Our heaviest demand for mock interviews is during our On-Campus Interview season. However, there are occasional needs throughout the year. If you are interested in being a mock interviewer for UST law students, contact the CPD staff at 651-962-4860 or at lawcareers@stthomas.edu.

Mentor Externship Program

In each year of law study, every student is paired with a respected lawyer or judge in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals, and skills necessary for a successful career. Lawyers and judges who have exemplified the highest standards of professionalism are invited to participate as mentors.  If you are interested in learning more about the Mentor Externship Program, please contact Judith Rush, Director of the Mentor Program at 651-962-4898 or at jmrush@stthomas.edu.

Community Service

Does your firm or office have an upcoming community service event that needs extra hands?
We can spread the word to our students to help you fill out your crew. The informal setting of a service project will allow you to get acquainted acqainted with our students and discuss career issues in a personal and non-threatening way. UST Law also sponsors many community service events in which you would be welcome to participate. To find out more or to let us know about one of your events, contact the CPD staff at 651-962-4860 or at lawcareers@stthomas.edu.