Our experiential learning and skills training programs include a large number of externship opportunities: field placements outside the Law School, where students receive academic credit, but not compensation, for their work.

Many of these externships are clinical course offerings, supervised by clinical or adjunct faculty members. Others are student-initiated externships in the legal departments of government or nonprofit agencies or in-house legal departments at corporations.


To participate, students must have completed their first year of law school. A student's eligibility to participate in any Law School internship or externship program is contingent on the student's being in good standing, both academically and with respect to disciplinary matters.

A student's placement in an internship or externship program may be denied or revoked if the Law School determines that a student's conduct or academic performance makes that placement inappropriate for any reason.

Externship Programs

Students may meet their Experiential Learning Requirement and receive academic credit by working at an approved placement site in a government, non-profit, corporate, or university setting.

The point of contact for this initiative is Externship Director, Erin McBride.

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Judicial Intern Program

The Judicial Intern Program gives students an opportunity to to observe the court system from the inside; learn about the work of judges and their law clerks; and evaluate the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of lawyers appearing before the courts.

The point of contact for this initiative is Lindsay Healless.

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