Mentor Externship

University of St. Thomas School of Law student Gustavo Ortiz Reynoso talks to his mentor Esteban Rivera (right) at the offices of Rivera's law firm in St. Paul March 27, 2015.

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 450 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

Sep 17

Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and John Courtney Murray S.J. University Professor of Social Ethics, will speak about leadership and ethical behavior on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Read More

Sep 18

One-day program for legislators from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. 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