Mentor Externship

THE KEY TO SUCCESS IS ENGAGEMENT.
· Regular communication with the mentor by phone and email
· In person experiences, debriefings, or both each month
· Get to know your mentor
· Show interest in learning all you can from them
· Show appreciation and respect for their time


Program Milestones

  1. Sept. 8, 2017: Initial contact with mentor
  2. Sept. 28, 2017: PPDP drafted in Mentor Log, reviewed with mentor and finalized
  3. Nov. 30, 2017: Mid-year milestone
    • One distinct experience and one debriefing completed (1L/LL.M.)
    • Two distinct experiences and one debriefing completed (2L/3L)
  4. April 26, 2018: Year-end milestone
    • Four distinct experiences and two debriefings completed (1L/LL.M.)
    • Five distinct experiences and two debriefings completed (2L/3L)
    • Completed Mentor Log reviewed with the mentor and year-end meeting Logged

Minimum Fieldwork Requirements

LLM student in the Mentor Externship Program at the University of St. Thomas School of Law

LL.M. in U.S. Law

  • Two (2) debriefings
  • Four (4) distinct experiences
  • Eighteen (18) logged hours
1L student in the Mentor Externship Program at the University of St. Thomas School of Law

1L

  • Two (2) debriefings
  • Four (4) distinct experiences
  • Eighteen (18) logged hours
2L student at the University of St. Thomas School of Law Mentor Externship Program

2L & 3L

  • Two (2) debriefings
  • Five (5) distinct experiences
  • Thirty (30) logged hours

What Our Students Say

“The mentor program at St. Thomas has allowed me to receive insight and support from legal professionals in the community. The unique opportunity allowed me to form relationships which have helped me grow both as a person and as an aspiring attorney.”
—Morgan Fuller, J.D. ’16 

“This is a fantastic program for students willing to make it work for them. It allows students to get to know great people who are willing to share their life experiences. Chris’ professional experience is just what I want to do and he has been so open to answering questions, introducing me to other legal professionals and teaching me about United States law.”
—Juan José Tanhuz Pizarro, LL.M. '16