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Adam Brown

Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development
J.D., University of St. Thomas School of Law
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
MSL 134
(651) 962-4977
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Adam Brown is the assistant director of Career and Professional Development at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. He also manages the Externship Program at St. Thomas Law.

Brown previously served as staff attorney at the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals. Before starting with the Court, he spent five years as a defense attorney at the firm of Heacox, Hartman, Koshmrl, Cosgriff & Johnson in Saint Paul. Before that, Brown worked as a judicial law clerk at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Brown received his J.D., magna cum laude, from St. Thomas Law in 2006. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2002, with a B.S. in Communication Arts and Legal Studies. He has been an adjunct professor for St. Thomas Law in the Mentor Externship Program since 2012. He also is a long-time coach in the school's Moot Court Program, and he served on the School of Law Alumni Board.

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 921 - 01 Advanced Externship - - W - - - - 0800 - 0855 MSL 244

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0800 - 0855


MSL 244

Course Registration Number:

23135 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:


Adam J. Brown, Jessica A. Drewiske

The advanced externship allows students to expand on a previous externship and to continue to develop both the necessary skills and substantive knowledge for professional success. Students will reflect on what they learned in their precious externship and outline, in consultation with the course instructor, semester goals for the advanced externship. Students are eligible for an advanced externship only if they have completed a previous externship semester. The advanced externship can be completed through either: (a) the same placement in the same externship program; or (b) a different placement in the same externship program. Externship students will be expected to track and complete 150 hours of work in this course, with at least 130 of those hours devoted to fieldwork, and students will participate in the classroom component as well. Enrollment in the externship is by application only. To be eligible for a credit-earning externship, a student must first complete a minimum of 28 credits of study. Externship students must be in good standing. Externship students may be subject to other prerequisites/policies as required by the placement.

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