The externship program currently includes the following courses:
Each course of the externship program includes a field placement component that encompasses three aspects:
- Observation of, and immersion in, the day-to-day workings of a participating organization
- Professional interaction between the student and the field placement supervisor
- Involvement in specific legal problems and the resolution of those problems
Students perform research for and provide other law-related assistance to their field placement supervisor. The field placement supervisor must be a licensed attorney with at least five years post-bar experience, and is expected to complete a review of the student's fieldwork in the middle and at the conclusion of the placement.
The Semester in Practice course and the Public Service Externship (Classroom Credit) course supplement the field placement experiences of the student with a seminar.
First-year law students must have a 2.2 GPA or higher in their first semester to participate in the externship program.