Information for Employers

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

Post A Job

Employers are welcome to post job openings for free at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. You have two options for advertising your positions. If you are posting a job for the first time, please read our Employer Policies. All non-military employers posting a job at St. Thomas Law must affirm that they will abide by our non-discrimination policy.

Post Directly on Symplicity

If you are a new user, you will need to register to post a job. First go to the Symplicity website and click on the tab that says "Register and Post Free Jobs." You will fill in the appropriate contact information for your employer and yourself before entering details about the job posting. Once the position has been reviewed and approved, you will receive an email notifying you. You may log back in at any time to change or remove your posting. 

Send Us Your Job Openings

If you would prefer, you may simply fax (651-962-4861) or email lawcareers@stthomas.edu with the following information and written agreement with our non-discrimination policy:

Employer Information

Employer Name: 
Employer City, State, and Zip Code: 
Employer Web Address (if you do not have a web address, please include the following information: practice areas, total number of attorneys, and any other information you want to share with UST School of Law students and alumni): 

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Contact Phone, Email & Fax:

Job Information

Job Title: 
Application Materials (E.g., Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample, Transcript): 
Application Deadline: 
How do you want to receive application materials? Via US Mail, Direct Email from Applicant, Email from Symplicity, or Application Packet emailed from Symplicity after application deadline?
Specific Qualifications or Experience (if any): 
Job Description:

Applicant Information

Is this a position open to students?
If yes, do you prefer 1Ls, 2Ls, and/or 3Ls?

Is this position open to graduates?
If yes, how many years of experience do you prefer?

On-Campus Interviewing

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. 

Get Involved

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.

Career & Professional Development Employer Policies

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. 

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