Skip to Content

All University of South Carolina system institutions will be closed through the end of the spring semester. Columbia campus virtual instruction will continue through the end of the Summer II semester (Aug 1). Details can be found on the coronavirus landing page.

My Law School

Application Process for Externships

Step 1: Understand the Requirements

  • Students may apply for an externship course beginning the second semester of their second year.
  • 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 2: 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 academic credit.

Step 3: Research Externship Opportunities

Step 4: Apply

  • You should complete the Externship Application and submit a copy of your resume to the Director of Externships and Special Academic Programs in Room 311 or nyes@law.sc.edu.

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: 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 7: Interview with the Placement

  • Dress professionally and arrive early.
  • Understand the work of the office and prepare questions to ask about the experience.

 


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.

©