The Public Service Externship is a course in which law students step outside of the traditional classroom and have the opportunity to “learn by doing” as they perform legal work in actual practice settings. Working under the supervision of the Externship Director and a field placement supervisor, students earn academic credit while serving in clerkship positions with state or federal judges, legislators, government agencies, and nonprofit agencies. Students who have completed at least 30 academic law school credit hours (including the required first-year curriculum) are eligible to participate in the course. A student enrolled in his or her first externship must complete 100 hours of externship work during the semester and attend a weekly seminar class. A student enrolled in a second externship must complete 115 hours of work during the semester and is not required to attend the weekly seminar class. Students receive three hours of graded academic credit upon satisfactory completion of the course.
Students must have completed 30 hours.
This is an elective course.
- Designated Requirements
- Experiential Learning