The Residency Externship Program in Public Policy is a capstone program that gives preference to applicants who:
- are in their final semester of law school*;
have completed all required prerequisites prior to the start of the residency externship program;
have a minimum cumulative gpa of 3.0; and
do not have any Honor Code Violations.
* Students who are not in their final year of law school may apply and may be accepted subject to the number of slots available
First Cut Application Deadlines:
All application materials for the Spring 2018 REP-PP program should be submitted through the Residency Externship Program in Public Policy webpage (law.tamu.edu/rep-pp
) no later than April 14, 2017.
Students will be notified by April 19, 2017, if they must come in for an interview. If interviews are scheduled, they will take place on April 20 and April 21, 2017.
Students will be notified by 10:00 p.m. CDT, April 24, 2017, if they have been accepted into the Program. Students will have until 10:00 p.m. CDT, April 31, 2017, to notify Professor Rich of their desire to accept a position in the Program.
YOUR ACCEPTANCE INTO THE RESIDENCY EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM IN PUBLIC POLICY DOES NOT GUARANTEE A PLACEMENT
Students will be required to have a confirmed placement no later than December 8, 2017, in order to participate in the Program.
The Residency Externship Program in Public Policy is limited to a small number of students per residency city. Selection of participants will be based upon the applicant’s meeting the eligibility requirements and—
- Demonstrated interest in public service and public policy, and the role of the government lawyer in policymaking;
Preparation for the externship through classes (aside from prerequisites), employment, or other activities – including those undertaken by an applicant while not attending the Law School; and
Demonstrated excellence in legal research, analysis, and writing, as well as overall communication skills.
- The completed application webform (available below);
• A single multi-page pdf with all the additional materials listed below (#2-5), in the order listed, MUST BE uploaded in the application webform before clicking "submit."
- A current resume;
- A brief statement (no more than 500 words) that includes a discussion of the applicant’s:
- reasons for wanting to participate in the Program;
- preparation for participation in the Program (beyond taking any required prerequisites);
- interest and future plans (if any) to work in the public sector; and
- reasons for choosing the city designated;
- A list of 3-5 specific public sector agencies or entities at which the applicant would like to work. If the applicant selects the United States House of Representatives, for example, please indicate on which Committee;
- A copy of the applicant’s transcript (an unofficial transcript from Howdy is acceptable).
For more information, please contact Professor Lisa A. Rich, REP-PP Director, at email@example.com
and visit the Program's webpage at law.tamu.edu/REP-PP