GET MORE THAN A FOOT IN THE DOOR. GET A LEG UP ON YOUR CAREER. At St. Thomas Law, you’ll feel empowered to explore new pathways in your professional development. We’ll help you get connected to the Twin Cities legal community through credit-earning externships, and our Career and Professional Development team will ensure you’re ready to succeed when you graduate. J.D. Compass We’re innovators in the way we support and prepare our graduates to pass the bar exam and land meaningful jobs. Our J.D. Compass program will pair you with a strategist who will support you as you prepare to take the bar exam, and work with you one-on-one to help you secure full-time, long-term employment. We’re here to make sure you get the return on your investment.
EXTERNSHIPS Semester-long externship courses take a deeper dive into a specific field or area of practice. You spend more than 150 hours developing skills and relationships in areas consistent with your career goals. Even better, externships can lead to job offers.
Judicial externs work under the direct supervision of a state or federal judge, providing legal research and analysis for various issues and cases pending before the court. Fredrikson & Byron public interest externs engage in significant hands-on legal work in a field placement at a public interest organization or state or federal government agency.
Misdemeanor externs represent criminal defendants under the supervision of a practicing public defender and gain experience in interviewing clients, criminal procedure and negotiating cases. Business externs receive pragmatic real-world experience in a corporate environment and engage in the core activities of client service at the intersection of law and business.
84% of our 2019 graduates were employed within 10 months of graduation in full-time jobs that required a J.D. or for which a J.D. provided a significant advantage
Compliance externs evaluate and complete
compliance-related projects under the supervision of a compliance professional.
University of St. Thomas School of Law
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