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We believe the law is about relationships. It is a social

Through our mentor program, you will be paired with a legal professional matched to your interests during all three years of law school. You’ll gain work experience, develop relationships and learn to navigate the legal field while earning class credit.

Tommie Connections Around the World

profession. That’s why a hallmark of our program since our founding has been our award-winning Mentor Externship Program, which focuses exclusively on building your professional network and preparing you to be a member of the legal community.

More than 2,000 law alumni add value to our St. Thomas Law community, giving back to our students through mentoring, coaching moot court teams, offering career advice and networking, and working and volunteering in the community alongside you.

#1 St. Thomas has been ranked the top law school in the nation for externships since 2013 (PreLaw Magazine)

1,700+ lawyers and judges have served our students as mentors

110,000 TOMMIES give you a huge network of alumni working around the world in fields from business to engineering to social work and the sciences.

I cannot overstate how meaningful the ability to build this relationship is, especially for someone like me who moved to downtown Minneapolis from a farm in the middle of nowhere with

no connection to the legal community at all. Jeanine instills in me a confidence to become a future leader in the profession but also to stay true to myself, staying committed to the things outside of just the practice itself that make me who I am.

-Casey Matthiesen ’20 J.D., on her mentor, Chief Jeanine Hill, attorney with Meyer Njus Tanick and chief judge for the Sokaogon Chippewa Community


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