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

Mar 04

Race, Justice & Social Empathy, Mission Roundtable

Wednesday, March 4, 2015; Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Dean Vischer will host a candid and meaningful conversation of community leaders about “Race, Justice & Social Empathy” to promote understanding, healing, respect, and support for each other in the face of tragedy and loss that runs deep, such as the recent killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and others. Read More

Mar 20

Join us for another great Terrie Wheeler CLE! During this CLE you will learn how to promote your personal brand. Read More

Apr 10

Law Journal Symposium: Reviewing Clemency in a Time of Change

Friday, April 10, 2015; 8:30 a.m. to noon

Join the University of St. Thomas Law Journal for its spring 2015 symposium, "Reviewing Clemency in a Time of Change." Read More

Apr 13

The first annual University of St. Thomas School of Law Perspectives Series is planned for April 13-24, 2015. Events are open to all students, faculty and members of the public 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