Application Process:

The Residency Externship Program in Public Policy is a capstone program that gives preference to applicants who:
  1. are in their second or third year of law school;
  2. have completed all required prerequisites prior to the start of the residency externship program;
  3. have a minimum cumulative gpa of 3.0; and
  4. do not have any Honor Code Violations.

First Cut Application Deadlines:

All application materials for the Spring REP-PP program should be submitted through the Residency Externship Program in Public Policy webpage ( no later than ​June 1.

2021-2022 Residency Externship Program Extended:

The Texas A&M School of Law Residency Externship Program in Public Policy sends students to Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas, each spring semester.  The Program has extended the application deadline to Sept 1, 2021, for students interested in participating.  


Students will be notified if they must​ participate in an interview. If interviews are scheduled, they will take place ​via phone in June.


Acceptance into the Program will be conditional until the Director verifies all information submitted by students. Students will be notified by 10:00 p.m. CDT, on or before Sept. 1, if they have been accepted into the Program.

Placement Requirement:

Students will be required to have a confirmed placement no later than December ​​31 in order to participate in the Program.

Selection Criteria:

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—
  1. Demonstrated interest in public service and public policy, and the role of the government lawyer in policymaking;
  2. 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
  3. Demonstrated excellence in legal research, analysis, and writing, as well as overall communication skills.

Application Materials:

  1. The completed application webform ​(available below);
    A single multi-page pdf with all the additional materials listed below (#2-4), in the order listed, MUST BE uploaded in the application webform before clicking "submit."
  2. A current resume;
  3. A brief statement (no more than 500 words) that includes a discussion of the applicant’s:
    1. reasons for wanting to participate in the Program;
    2. preparation for participation in the Program (beyond taking any required prerequisites);
    3. interest and future plans (if any) to work in the public sector; and
    4. reasons for choosing the city designated;
  4. 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.

Additional Information:

For more information, please contact Professor Charlotte Ku, REP-PP Director, at and visit the Program's webpage at

Application Form:

90 (ninety) credit hours are required for graduation. The entire Residency Externship Program in Public Policy provides students with 13 (thirteen) credits.
Texas A&M University School of Law has a cap of 18 (eighteen) Pass/Fail Credit Hours that a student may take. The Residency Externship Program in Public Policy requires 9 (nine) Pass/Fail Credit Hours for participation.
* Indicate To Which Program You Are Applying (You May Only Apply to One):

* Additional Application Materials File Upload
Upload a single multi-page pdf with the additional application materials in order of #2-4 from the "Application Materials" list above.
Submission of your application is indication of your belief that, at the time of application, you meet the Program’s requirements. Acceptance into the Program will be conditional until the Director verifies all information submitted by students, including GPAs and course prerequisites.