Mentor Externship

#1 externship program in the country at the University of St. Thomas School of Law

The innovative Mentor Externship program at UST School of Law has been ranked the #1 externship program in the country since 2010 by PreLaw Magazine.

Through a network of nearly 500 respected lawyers and judges, the Mentor Externship program will connect you with a legal professional working in your area of interest who will help you gain work experience, develop relationships and navigate the legal field. Our mentors, faculty and staff are committed to helping you better understand and develop practical skills, professional values and relationships that will last a lifetime. 

With 712 placements for a full-time student body of 445, UST School of Law is one of just two law schools in the country that offer more externships than full-time enrollment. Learn more by contacting us at

Events for Mentors

Apr 29
Mentor Reception

Mentor Appreciation Reception

Wednesday, April 29, 2015; 4:30-7 p.m.

Each year, the University of St. Thomas School of Law Mentor Externship Program holds a reception honoring the legal professionals who serve as mentors to our students. More than 500 attorney mentors annually put in an average of 6,000 hours and have 3,000 experiences with UST School of Law students, engaging every student in one-to-one mentoring relationships. Read More

May 15

Join us for another great Terrie Wheeler CLE - The Ethics of Marketing your Law Practice: The Rules Related to Marketing in Minnesota Read More

Completion Dates

September 26, 2014

December 5, 2014
Mid-Year Milestone Due

  • 1 Debriefing/1 Experience (1L)
  • 1 Debriefing/2 Distinct Experiences (2L/3L)

May 1, 2015
Year-End Meeting Due