Information for Employers

Welcome! The Office of Career and Professional Development is honored to work with you as we prepare tomorrow's legal professionals. 

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The University of St. Thomas School of Law Office of Career & Professional Development hosts local firms, public interest agencies, and government offices each fall for on-campus interviews. If you are interested in participating in on-campus interviews contact Dan Winterlin at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu or log in to Symplicity to register for an on-campus interview date. The University of St. Thomas School of Law Office of Career welcomes any size and type of employer to interview on-campus throughout the school year. We are happy to host on-campus interviews for 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls and recent graduates. 

Fall 2018 OCI Timeline

Interview Period: August 14-August 31

EVENT

DATE

TIME

Employer Registration Ends

Tuesday, July 24

Noon

Student Bidding Begins

Tuesday, July 24

3:00 PM

OCI Reception

Tuesday, July 31

5:00 to 7:00 pm

Student Bidding Ends

Friday, August 3

Noon

Resume Books sent to Employers

Friday, August 3

3:00 PM

Employer Selections Begin

Friday, August 3

3:00 PM

Employer Selections End

Wednesday, August 8

Noon

Students Notified of Selections

Wednesday, August 8

3:00 PM

Student Interview Sign-up Opens

Wednesday, August 8

3:00 PM

Student Interview Sign-up Deadline

Friday, August 10

Noon

Schedules to Employers

Friday, August 10

3:00 PM

First Day of Interviews for Session 1

Tuesday, August 14

 

Last Day of Interviews for Session 1

Thursday, August 31

 

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 St. Thomas 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. St. Thomas 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.

Non-Discrimination

University if St. Thomas School of Law Non-Discrimination Policy UST School of Law is governed by the non-discrimination policy of its parent university. The University of St. Thomas (UST) is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and equal educational opportunity. UST does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, family status, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The University’s policy of non-discrimination extends to all aspects of its operations, including but not limited to, employment, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and all other educational programs and activities.

Non-Lawyer Supervisors

The Office of Career and Professional Development will not post job notices or otherwise disseminate employment information to students when a non-lawyer is seeking a law student to do legal research.  This policy is to prevent students from being placed in a situation where they could be called upon to render a "legal opinion".  Unless the research is being performed under the supervision and guidance of a licensed attorney, the "legal opinion" could be construed as practicing law without a license. 

NALP Guidelines

The University of St. Thomas School of Law is a member of NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals. As a member, we follow NALP’s guidelines for counseling and hiring. NALP’s standards for job offers and other issues can be found on the NALP website.