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 lawmentors@stthomas.edu.

Events for Mentors

Apr 10
2015 Law Journal Spring Symposium: Reviewing Clemency in a Time of Change

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 10

The Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy, in conjunction with the University of St. Thomas Law Journal, presents the next Hot Topics, Cool Talk event, "Should Executive Clemency Play a Regular Operational Role in the Criminal Justice System?" featuring Margaret Love and Professor Mark Osler. 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

Apr 14

Hot Topics, Cool Talk: The Architecture of an Apology

Tuesday, April 14, 2015; 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Dr. Mahmoud El-Kat and others will explore the issue of genocide in this special edition of Hot Topics, Cool Talk, offered as part of the University of St. Thomas School of Law Perspectives series and presented by the University of St. Thomas Black Law Students Association and the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy. Read More

Apr 15

"Defending the Veteran in Criminal Court," an evening CLE event, is part of the University of St. Thomas School of Law Perspectives series and presented by the University of St. Thomas Military Law Society and the Minnesota Bar Association. Read More

Apr 16

"Global Democracy after World War II and Freedom of Speech, Censorship and the Nazi Genocide: Are There Lessons from World War II?" is part of the University of St. Thomas School of Law Perspectives series and presented by the University of St. Thomas Jewish Law Students Association and the University of St. Thomas Louis D. Brandeis Law Student Chapter. Read More

Apr 17

"From St. Louis to Today: How Attitudes towards Immigrants Shape Immigration Law and Policy," a daytime CLE event, is part of the University of St. Thomas School of Law Perspectives series and presented by the University of St. Thomas Latino Law Students Association. Read More

Apr 29
Mentor Reception

Mentor Appreciation Reception

Wednesday, April 29, 2015; 4:30-7 p.m.

Each year, the University of St. Thomas School of Law Mentor Externship Program holds a reception honoring the legal professionals who serve as mentors to our students. More than 500 attorney mentors annually put in an average of 6,000 hours and have 3,000 experiences with UST School of Law students, engaging every student in one-to-one mentoring relationships. 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
PPDP Due

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