The Externship Program is designed to enhance traditional
classroom instruction by engaging students in real life lawyering experiences
with practicing lawyers and judges in the community. Students receive 3 units
of pass-fail credit for externing with one of the Program's 100 externship
partner placements sites during the course of the semester. Judges at federal
and state levels, and lawyers from government agencies, public interest groups,
and corporate counsel offices serve as mentors and on-site supervisors for the
students. The Externship Program's faculty supervisors guide and facilitate the
students' exploration of their externship experience through tutorials, journal
writing and group discussion.
Mandatory: Students must have completed a minimum of three semesters of law
school before participating in the fall and Spring Externship Program.