Supervising Attorney Eligibility and the Application Process

We welcome opportunities to partner with attorneys who are committed to mentoring students, providing an educational experience, and exposing students to the range of legal activities involved in the sponsoring attorney’s practice.

An attorney interested in participating in the program should have at least five years of experience and be a member in good standing with the Texas Bar (or other state bar as appropriate). Additionally, the attorney should not have been subject to sanctions either by a court or state bar. If the attorney has been sanctioned, the attorney will be requested to provide a brief statement specifying the date and nature of the sanction.

Attorneys interested in participating in the program should complete the Supervising Attorney Application and return it to the Externship Director, Cecily Becker. Upon receipt, the Externship Director will review and follow-up with any questions and approve as appropriate.

Attorneys should review the Supervising Attorney Basic Responsibilities. Attorneys can review the Student Eligibility and Basic Course Requirements sections to learn more about the course structure and student responsibilities.