Externship information sessions are offered at the beginning of the fall and spring
Step 2: Understand the Requirements
Students may apply for an externship course beginning the second semester of their
Students may not participate in more than two (2) externship courses and may not earn
more than six (6) academic credits from externships. If a student participates in
more than one externship, the externships must be in different areas.
Students may not take an externship course along with either a capstone or clinic
course during the same semester.
Step 3: Understand the Commitment
During the fall and spring semesters, students are expected to work a minimum of eight
(8) hours per week for thirteen (13) weeks at the externship site to earn two (2)
hours of academic credit.
During the summer session, students are expected to work a minimum of thirty (30)
hours per week for seven (7) weeks at the externship site to earn four (4) hours of
Step 4: Research Externship Opportunities
Browse the list of pre-approved field placement opportunities.
If you would like an externship at an office not on the list, contact the Director
of Externships and Special Academic Programs for approval.
Step 5: Schedule an Interview with the Director of Externships
Schedule an appointment to discuss your goals and expectations so that the Director
can work with you to identify the best field placement.
Step 6: Apply
Applications are available in the Office of Law Registrar and Academic Services and
should be submitted to the Director of Externships and Special Academic Programs.
Step 7: Prepare for the Interview
The field placement may reach out to you directly to schedule an interview once materials
are sent. Respond promptly and prepare for the interview.
Step 8: Interview with the Placement
Dress professionally and arrive early.
Understand the work of the office and prepare questions to ask about the experience.