Judicial externships are 6-12 weeks during the summer; length may vary for Spring and Fall. Externs work in a judge's chambers and receive either school credit, a stipend from an outside agency or to gain experience working in the court system.
Law students may choose the area they are most interested in, such as General Civil, Limited Civil, Criminal, Family Law, Juvenile or Probate. Externs receive no pay but gain valuable experience in various areas of law practice.
Qualified students must be able to work up to 40 hours per week in Facebook's Washington D.C. office. Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in politics, public policy, and technology. A passion for Facebook and online communication is required, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills, good organizational and project management skills, and, preferably, experience in Internet technology.
The program was designed to help law students be more competitive when looking for a job after graduation. The experience will give them a greater advantage with future employers and also increase their opportunities with their favorite law firms.
Law student externships are 13 weeks during which students will work in the courts on tax matters. Externs will work up to 40 hours per week. Eligible law students must be self-starters with excellent research and writing skills, as well as a strong attention to detail.
Externship applications are accepted throughout the year. Eligible students must be in good standing with their law school and be enrolled in a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association. Externs will have an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and learn from Chief Counsel attorneys.
Externs will work with the Civil Rights Center to provide nondiscriminatory opportunities for current employees as well as those who apply for positions with the U.S. Department of Labor. Students applying for externships may volunteer their skills and service in the areas of external enforcement, internal enforcement or compliance assistance and planning.
Externs receive hands-on learning experience under the supervision of both a faculty member as well as the field supervisor. Externships include Independent Externships and Independent Judicial Externships. The externships are for college credit. Classroom-based externships are also offered that include classes on analytical topics of the law. Classroom externships are supervised by a professor.
Externs may work on behalf of the NAACP for the defense of African-Americans and other minority groups. They may provide litigation services for the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund on behalf of Latinos.
Students may extern at a local entertainment or media firm such as Fox, MGM, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, Universal Music, and television networks like NBC and MTV. Externs work with other attorneys in legal departments negotiating talent agreements, writing license agreements, or assisting with other legal matters pertaining to the entertainment business.
Externs may participate in civil litigation, conduct legal research, assist the Justice Department with legal work, draft legal briefs and motions, and assist with federal legal cases. Applicants must be currently attending a U.S. accredited law school, be in good standing, and have excellent legal research and writing skills.
Externs work an average of 8-10 hours a week. Placements can be in courts, governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, or in-house corporate counsel offices. Experience will vary by position but all externs will have an opportunity to practice an area of law that meets their career goals and expectations.
Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or above to be eligible. Students receive three hours of college credit for completing the externship. During the 14-week externship, students work an average of 10 hours per week at the sponsoring company.
Students at the University of San Diego School of Law may choose to work for an attorney, a government or public interest agency, non-profit trade association, or with a judge. The work experience will teach them various aspects of the law at work in real settings. Students must be in their second or third year of law school in order to apply.
Interested students begin by registering for Law 653, the required Public Service Externship course, and Law 654. The courses will prepare students to work in an approved externship placement which may be in a government office or a non-profit organization. Students may earn a total of 3-5 credits for completing the externship.
Law students interested in working as an extern may choose positions within judges' courts, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. The externship program is designed to include both on-site work opportunities and classroom teachings in various areas of the law. In addition to valuable experience gained by working with other experienced professionals, students will receive academic credit for an externship.
Externships give law students a unique opportunity to test their skills in the field of law while still attending classes. They will gain hands-on experience in researching cases, analyzing case files and motions, and perform a variety of other legal functions in the Central District Court of California.
The externships are offered every summer over an 8-week period. Students need to complete the required courses before applying. Externships are unpaid, but externs receive up to 3 credits for completing an externship.
The externships are designed to give students two days at a sponsor location to shadow their day-to-day activities and gain a better understanding of the company and industry. The early career exposure helps students to better define their career choices.
Students may choose a number of externships outside southern California. Externships are available throughout the U.S. and international in government agencies or nonprofit organizations. Each extern will be supervised throughout the externship by an attorney at the sponsoring location.