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An externship is a learning experience outside the classroom.
You will earn credit while being immersed in the practice of law.
The Externship Program provides students with opportunities for professional development, to obtain practical lawyering skills, to create or expand professional networks, and to assess and gain insight to the workings of the legal system.
We create these opportunities through exposure to the system with the guidance of a supervising attorney or judge and then supplement those experiences with valuable instruction in a concurrent, reflective seminar component.
In an effort to further the school’s mission of commitment to public service and social justice, we only place students in programs that serve those in need within government entities and non-profit organizations. Additionally, the ABA prohibits earning compensation for academic credit.
You can earn up to 15 credits while working in a field placement with judges and attorneys engaged in public interest law. Generally, for one credit hour, a student is required to complete 60 hours of work, and these credits are graded on a pass/fail basis. Placements are available locally, across the state, and nation.
Please read an update from the Externship Program: Newsletter January 2015 Ed. 1
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