Employers: Stay Connected during COVID-19
In light of the limitations and restrictions on in-person connections due to COVID-19, we invite legal employers and individual practitioners to connect with Mitchell Hamline law students through a variety of virtual opportunities curated for this unique moment. Opportunities include casual career conversations (virtual coffee chats), our virtual Recruitment Program in January 2021, and more. Please head to our “Connecting during COVID-19” page for employers for more information!
Facilitating Valuable Introductions
Mitchell Hamline School of Law is dedicated to fostering mutually beneficial relationships with employers and preparing the next generation of attorneys to be key contributors to our community and society as a whole.
We are proud to be training well-qualified, field-tested students and graduates for externships, residencies, clerkships, and post-graduate positions in a wide variety of practice areas, industries, and geographic markets. In turn, we are excited that our students and alumni have the opportunity to work with and learn from outstanding practitioners across traditional legal fields, as well as business, the health industry, and public service.
Mitchell Hamline follows the NALP guidelines for law placement and recruitment process and encourages employers to do the same.
There are a number of ways we aim to connect you with our students and support your hiring needs:
Post a Job for Students and Alumni
After creating an account in Symplicity, our career and professional development database, you can post job openings, free of charge, for as long as the position remains open.
Mitchell Hamline Recruitment Program
New in 2021: OCI is now the Mitchell Hamline Recruitment Program! Along with 2020, we are saying farewell to the moniker OCI for our On-Campus Interview process and are reinventing as the Mitchell Hamline Recruitment Program! We look forward to continuing to facilitate connections between students and employers across industries and interstates under this new banner using updated platforms and an innovative approach to recruitment in 2021.We can coordinate your job searches and interviews from start-to-finish at any time of year, in addition to welcoming you to meet with our students (in-person or virtually) through coordinated Recruitment Programs (formerly known as On-Campus Interviews, or OCI). All recruiting activities coordinated by Mitchell Hamline during the 2020-2021 school-year will be virtual.
Registration for the January 2021 Mitchell Hamline Recruitment Program is NOW OPEN. Employers interested in participating and ready to register can sign up through Symplicity by requesting a new schedule for Winter 2021 OCI under the OCI tab on the left side. We’re also happy to register your organization on your behalf, if you’d prefer. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 651-290-6460 for assistance registering to participate in the January 2021 Recruitment Program.
If you have other preferred methods of recruiting or outreach, we are happy to help you reach students or student organizations of interest to you in your recruiting, within our privacy limitations. Email email@example.com or call us at 651-290-6460 to coordinate an event or if you would like us to share information about your event or opportunity with students.
You might find it useful to review our student organizations at Mitchell Hamline.
Host a Legal Externship or Residency (in the Twin Cities and beyond)
Mitchell Hamline is proud to offer our students a wide array of opportunities to earn credit by working outside of the law school with practicing attorneys in the community. These programs aim to provide students with an opportunity to achieve their individualized learning goals and gain practical, real-world experience in order to facilitate smooth transitions into their roles as legal professionals.
- Externships, during which students typically earn 2-4 credits, provide valuable hands-on learning experiences under supervision of both Mitchell Hamline faculty and attorneys or judges in the field.
- Legal residencies are intended to be culminating work experiences that bridge students from law school to legal practice and the professional legal community, and are available to students in their third or fourth years to secure semester-long, full-time, on-site placements working under the supervision of practicing attorneys. Students are placed inside of law firms, businesses, government offices, courthouses, and non-profit organizations where they put into practice all that they have learned throughout law school and gain a deeper understanding of the role of lawyers in our society and legal system.
If you are interested in hosting an extern or establishing a legal residency opportunity for a Mitchell Hamline student at your law firm, office or business, please contact Mitchell Hamline’s Dean of Career and Professional Development Leanne Fuith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share Your Expertise and Connect with Our Students
Be a mentor
We are proud to offer a robust mentoring program to our students, which pairs students with attorneys willing to provide advice on navigating law school and guidance on exploring career opportunities, as well as help students celebrate professional success. We have a variety of opportunities for attorneys to mentor students of all class years, including opportunities for both in-person and remote connections with students in the Twin Cities region and many other markets. Learn more about our mentoring programs and contact email@example.com with any questions.
Invite students to join you at a CLE, gala, legal clinic, or other volunteer event
We are happy to help you reach students or student organizations that may be interested in the event, within our privacy limitations. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 651-290-6326 if you would like us to share information about your event or opportunity with students.
Sponsor an existing event on campus
The Office of Career & Professional Development has a range of existing programming and events for which we would welcome the opportunity for collaboration and/or sponsorship. For more information on upcoming opportunities your organization can support financially or otherwise, email Jessie Bergman, Assistant Director, Career & Professional Development at email@example.com.
To help prepare students for their legal careers, we welcome employers’ participation in mock interviews, job shadow opportunities, or informational programs and speaking opportunities on and off campus. To volunteer, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-290-6326.