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Pre-Approved Field Placements

Below are pre-approved field placement opportunities where the University of South Carolina School of Law has previously placed externs and has a working relationship with the field placement office. Students who would like an opportunity at an office not included on the list must seek approval from the Director of Externships and Special Academic Programs to ensure the placement meets the program’s requirements. All proposed field placements must be audited by the Director of Externships and Special Academic Programs.

The University of South Carolina School of Law does not guarantee a placement for all externship applicants.

Externship Opportunities

Administrative Law

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Air Force, Judge Advocate General
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Civil Division
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy
  • Coastal Conservation League
  • Fort Gordon, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (Augusta, Georgia)
  • Fort Jackson, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
  • Human Affairs Commission
  • Latin American Association (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Municipal Association of South Carolina
  • Santee Cooper
  • South Carolina Attorney General’s Office — Environmental Crimes
  • South Carolina Attorney General’s Office — Post Conviction Relief
  • South Carolina Conservation Bank
  • South Carolina Department of Administration
  • South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (SCDAODAS)
  • South Carolina Department of Children’s Advocacy
  • South Carolina Department of Corrections
  • South Carolina Department of Disability and Special Needs
  • South Carolina Department of Education
  • South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW)
  • South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
  • South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  • South Carolina Department of Public Safety
  • South Carolina Department of Revenue
  • South Carolina Enterprise Privacy Office
  • South Carolina PEBA
  • Ocean and Coastal Resources Management
  • Office of the Governor
  • University of South Carolina Office of Compliance
  • University of South Carolina Rule of Law Collaborative

Children’s Law

  • Aiken County Department of Social Services
  • Kershaw County Department of Social Services
  • Kershaw County Guardian Ad Litem
  • Lexington County Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Lexington County Department of Social Services
  • Lexington County Public Defender
  • Newberry County Department of Social Services
  • Richland County CASA
  • Richland County Public Defender
  • Richland County Public Defender’s Office — Juvenile Justice Re-Entry Program
  • Richland County Solicitor
  • Richland County Department of Social Services
  • South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
  • South Carolina Attorney General’s Office of Human Trafficking
  • South Carolina Department of Children’s Advocacy
  • South Carolina Department of Education
  • South Carolina Department of Social Services — In-House Counsel
  • South Carolina Legal Services

Criminal Law

  • Federal Public Defender
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division
  • Aiken County Solicitor’s Office
  • Beaufort County Solicitor’s Office
  • Charleston County Public Defender’s Office
  • Colleton County Solicitor’s Office
  • Greenville County Solicitor’s Office
  • Hendersonville District Attorney’s Office (Hendersonville, NC)
  • Horry County Solicitor’s Office
  • Kershaw County Solicitor’s Office
  • Lexington County Public Defender’s Office
  • Lexington County Solicitor’s Office
  • Orangeburg Public Defender’s Office
  • Richland County Public Defender’s Office
  • Richland County Public Defender’s Office — Juvenile Justice Re-Entry Program
  • Richland County Solicitor’s Office
  • Safe and Stable Families, Domestic Violence Project (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • South Carolina Attorney General’s Office
  • South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense — Capital Trial Division
  • South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
  • South Carolina Prosecution Coordination Commission
  • South Carolina Victims Assistance Network
  • York County Public Defender’s Office

In House Counsel

  • AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
  • AstenJohnson
  • Belk
  • Dominion Energy
  • Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
  • Honda of South Carolina
  • Lake City Partnership Council
  • Lexington Medical Center
  • Midlands Technical College
  • Nascar
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Office Depot
  • Prisma Health
  • Richland County Sheriff’s Office
  • Samsung
  • Santee Cooper
  • South Carolina PEBA
  • Southeastern Freight Lines
  • Sundance Institute
  • TRU Simulation + Training
  • University of South Carolina’s Technology Commercialization Office

Judicial — Federal

  • The Honorable Joseph Anderson
  • The Honorable Michelle Childs
  • The Honorable Robert Conrad (Western District of NC)
  • The Honorable R. Bryan Harwell
  • The Honorable Mary Geiger Lewis
  • The Honorable Sherri A. Lydon
  • The Honorable Margaret B. Seymour
  • The Honorable Paige Gossett
  • The Honorable David Duncan
  • The Honorable John Waites

Judicial — State

  • The Honorable Deborah Brooks Durden
  • The Honorable Milton Kimpson
  • The Honorable Phillip Lenski
  • The Honorable John C. Few
  • The Honorable Kaye G. Hearn
  • The Honorable Frank R. Addy, Jr.
  • The Honorable DeAndrea Benjamin
  • The Honorable Paul Burch
  • The Honorable G. Thomas Cooper
  • The Honorable Edgar Gregory (NC)
  • The Honorable Eugene C. Griffith, Jr.
  • The Honorable John C. Hayes III
  • The Honorable Robert Hood
  • The Honorable William P. Keesley
  • The Honorable Alison Renee Lee
  • The Honorable Casey Manning
  • The Honorable Debra R. McCaslin
  • The Honorable Walton J. McLeod, IV
  • The Honorable Knox McMahon
  • The Honorable Clifton Newman
  • The Honorable Thomas Russo
  • The Honorable John D. Geathers
  • The Honorable J. Douglas McCullough (NC)
  • The Honorable Paula H. Thomas
  • The Honorable Bruce Williams
  • South Carolina Court of Appeals, Staff Attorney’s Office
  • The Honorable Rosalyn Frierson-Smith
  • The Honorable Michelle Hurley
  • The Honorable Gwendlyne Y. Jones
  • The Honorable Nancy C. McLin
  • The Honorable C. Vance Stricklin, Jr.
  • The Honorable Caroline Streater
  • The Honorable James Spence
  • The Honorable Joseph Strickland
  • The Honorable Amy McCulloch
  • The Honorable Carolyn Rogers
  • J. Keith Roberts, Esq.

Legislative — State

Externs have the opportunity to work on a variety of South Carolina State Senate Committees.

Externs have the opportunity to work on a variety of South Carolina House of Representatives Committees.

 


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