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Please ensure you have read the information about finding a placement before submitting an application.

Regardless if you have secured your placement or are still seeking, students desiring an externship must submit a request to enroll by the following deadlines*:

August 1: for Fall Externship (Approval notifications begin Mar. 15)
November 14: for Spring Externship 
(Open for applications on Sept. 30; Approval notifications begin Oct. 15)
May 1:  for Summer externship (Approval notifications begin Mar. 15)
Note: Summer externships are part of a course requiring summer tuition. Financial Aid may be available. Contact Doug Akins at for additional information.

* Please check the "Finding a Placement" page for additional deadlines regarding in-house/law firm placements

Once you have secured a placement:

  1. Go to REVS, select the “Experiential Learning” module, select “+New Experience” then enter “Externship” for experiential learning type, and complete the application for externship approval;

  2. Both the student and placement must be approved by the Extern Director for participation in the course;
    • Placements/Field Supervisors who have not participated in the Program must complete an application for approval. See Supervisor Eligibility and Supervisor Application
    • Students requesting externships will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis, and total enrollment is subject to number of spots available in a given semester.
    • Externships not finalized by the following dates will lose priority status:
      • Fall: August 1
      • Spring: Dec. 1
      • Summer: May 1
  3. Once student & placement are approved, you’ll receive an email confirming approval and instructions for finalizing your placement. This will include return of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by student and the field supervisor to the Extern Director.

  4. Once the MOU is returned, we will notify the registrar to enroll you in the course.

Still ​seeking a ​placement:

If you are still applying for or waiting to hear back about a potential placement or an interview, you still must submit the application form by the deadline. Submitting the application form does not obligate you to the externship; you may withdraw your application by notifying the Extern Director that your plans have changed (But see In-House/Law Firm Opportunities Requiring Credit).   However, an externship not finalized by the date set forth above will lose priority status.

Once you have secured a placement, notify the Extern Director for final approval.  

Applications submitted late will be accepted only on a case-by-case basis.