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Best Practices for Supervising Law Students and New Attorneys
Start Date: 12/12/2018Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 12/12/2018End Time: 4:00 PM
Event Description:

In this session, we will share best practices for supervising law students and new attorneys working in a variety of practice settings, including private firms, courts, government agencies, in-house settings, and nonprofit organizations. We will provide concrete ideas for providing feedback, facilitating communication, promoting skill building, and supporting professional development.


Adam Brown, Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development, Externship Course Program Manager, University of St. Thomas School of Law

Adam Brown is the Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development and the Manager of the Externship Course Programs at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.  Adam oversees the seven different externship courses at St. Thomas Law (business, compliance, judicial, misdemeanor defense, public interest, advanced, and advanced misdemeanor defense).  He also provides career counseling and professional development services to approximately half of the student body and all of the alumni base.  Adam is an adjunct professor in the St. Thomas Law Mentor Externship Program, he is an advisor to a number of student groups on campus, including the Greater Minnesota Practice Cooperative and the Native American Law Student Association, and he is a consultant for the Board of Advocates and the moot court program.  Adam is active in the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) and the Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA), he is a member of the HCBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and he is a former president of the Minnesota Legal Career Professionals group (MnLCP).  Before starting with St. Thomas Law, Adam worked as a staff attorney at the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals, an insurance defense attorney at the law firm of Heacox, Hartman, Koshmrl, Cosgriff & Johnson, and a judicial law clerk at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  Adam earned his juris doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2006, and he has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a double major in in legal studies and communication science and rhetorical studies.

Amanda Furst, Director of Public Interest Programs, University of Minnesota Law School

Amanda is Director of Public Interest Programs at the University of Minnesota Law School, where she directs the Law School’s Saeks Public Interest Residency Program, along with other summer and post graduate programs to support public interest careers. Amanda also provides counseling and resources to students interested in public service, engages in employer relations for public interest employers, and provides development support. A 2008 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law, Amanda started her career as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow where she developed a Medical-Legal Partnership Project. She served as staff attorney in the Employment and Public Benefits Unit, then in the Housing Law Unit, of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in New Orleans. Amanda recently served as the Public Service Section Chair for NALP, the National Association for Law Placement, and is on the board of Gender Justice. 

Denise Roy, Professor and Externship Director, Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Denise Roy is a professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and director of the school’s Externship Program.  At Mitchell Hamline, she has taught courses including Income Tax, Business Entity Tax, Corporate Reorganizations, and Contracts.  Professor Roy is immediate past Co-President of the Society of American Law Teachers, past Executive Director of the Consortium for Innovative Legal Education, a Fulbright Senior Scholar, and past Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Tax Section Council.  Before joining the faculty at Mitchell Hamline, Professor Roy served as Tax Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, practiced law at Long, Aldridge & Norman (now Dentons), and clerked for Judge Thomas A. Clark on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.  Professor Roy received her J.D. degree from Yale Law School and her B.A. from the University of Minnesota.


Location Information:
Mitchell Hamline School of Law - *Main Campus  (View Map)
875 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-227-9171
Room: 219
Contact Information:
Name: Denise Roy

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