The Public Service Externship is an experiential learning course based in the real world. Student externs are placed in lawyering roles under the supervision of practicing lawyers or judges at work. There they gain expertise in problem solving, professionalism and ethics; develop lawyering skills; explore career interests; provide service to the community; and examine lawyers' roles in ensuring justice for all.
Three types of field placements are available through the Public Service Externship: federal and state courts at the trial or appellate level, public interest and nonprofit organizations, or government offices at the federal, state or local level. Each setting offers unique and distinct opportunities for learning specific areas of law, developing specific lawyering skills, and serving the public. Click here for more information.
The Public Service Externship includes both a summer school program and a year-long program. The summer semester is open to rising 2Ls and rising 3Ls and operates at local, national, and international field placements. The year-long program is open exclusively to 3Ls and is based in the metropolitan area. Click here for more information.