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Externship Program

Welcome to the Externship Program

The Externship Program offers students the opportunity to gain meaningful and substantive legal experience under the supervision and mentorship of practicing attorneys and judges. Students earn academic credit for legal work performed outside of the classroom and in approved legal settings such as government entities, public interest organizations, and courts. Students perform legal tasks and apply their academic studies to real cases, gaining valuable insight into the operation of legal institutions.

The primary educational goals of the program are to provide students with the opportunity to increase their knowledge of substantive law and the legal process; to improve their lawyering skills; to increase their understanding of the range of skills necessary for effective lawyering; to improve their understanding of the issues related to professional responsibility in legal practice; to develop productive working relationships; and to engage in reflective lawyering.

How do I apply?
Fill out the application, submit it along with your resume to the externship director and make an appointment with the director to discuss your potential placement.

Follow the links below for additional information on:

       Basic Course Requirements
       Finding a Placement & Application Process

Supervising Attorneys:
       Eligibility & Application Process
       Basic Responsibilities

For further information regarding the Externship Program, contact:
       Cecily Becker
       Director, Externship Program
       Room 214