The Full-Time Externship Program offers an exciting opportunity to augment classroom study with real-world work experience. Students (under the guidance of both a Law School faculty member and a field placement site supervisor) immerse themselves full-time in legal work with local, state, and federal governmental agencies, and with nonprofit organizations located throughout the country and world. The externship is expected the complete the student's personal agenda of study, complementing courses carefully chosen at the Law School and enabling the student to pursue sophisticated work and research in a particular field beyond our curricular offerings.
Students will receive twelve credits total, eleven for the field work portion and one for the accompanying seminar (Law 941). Since field placement proposals must be approved by a faculty committee, EVEN IF A STUDENT DOES NOT HAVE A PLACEMENT FINALIZED, the student must apply for a Full-Time Externship by the proposal deadline, which is set every semester, and is typically 6 to 8 weeks prior to the end of classes the semester before the externship. Thus, e.g., if a student wants to extern in the fall, the proposal deadline will likely be in March the semester prior to departure. If a student's placement is not secured, the student is welcome, even encouraged, to propose a few potential placements for faculty consideration.
For more information, visit our website at or contact We are happy to meet with students to answer questions, give guidance on potential placements, provide information on how to apply, etc. Further, every semester we hold an informational meeting, so please watch for that announcement. Please note that if students are interested in the Geneva, India, or South Africa Externship Programs, they should visit the websites for each of those programs separately, as their details and deadlines are different.