Qualified third-year students have the opportunity to earn 12 credits during their third year in law school by completing a full-time, semester-in-practice externship experience. Semester-in-practice opportunities provide law students an opportunity to practice law in a non-profit or governmental agency setting under the supervision of a licensed attorney while earning academic credit.
Additionally, law students have the opportunity to work in part-time externships in which credits can be earned by working for non-profit, judicial, or governmental agencies. Part-time externships enable students to practice law under the supervision of a practicing attorney while also completing a mandatory classroom component.
Externship opportunities are coordinated by the Assistant Dean for Career Services, who is primarily responsible for administering the various externship opportunities and teaching the required classroom component.