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State of Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County Judicial Externship

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State of Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County Judicial Externship offers experiential work externships to law students in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Students who have completed the first year of law school and are in good academic standing may apply.

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.

Superior Court of California County of Orange Law Student Externship

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Superior Court of California Law Student Externship is offered to law students throughout the year at Justice Center Courtrooms in California. Externships are available at Santa Ana, Orange, Westminster, Fullerton, and Newport Beach, California.

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.

Facebook Public Policy Externship

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Facebook Public Policy Externship is available to college students pursuing a BA or graduate degree in business, law, political science, public policy, international relations, communications, journalism, or equivalent. This is a full-time, contract position for the summer of 2015.

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.

University of Oregon Judicial Externships

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University of Oregon Judicial Externships are offered to law students to give them practical experience in the courts. The three and a half month program places students in the courts to observe trials and legal proceedings in action.

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.

Oregon Tax Court Externships

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Oregon Tax Court Externships are offered to both law students and paralegal students who have completed at least one full year (law) or half (paralegal) of their schooling. Externships are available in the Spring, Summer and Fall for law students and throughout the year for paralegals.

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.

IRS Legal Externships

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IRS Legal Externships are offered to law students who are about to graduate or have already graduated from law school. This program is a non-paid, volunteer externship.

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.

U.S. Department of Labor Civil Rights Center Externship Opportunities

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U.S. Department of Labor Civil Rights Center Externship Opportunities are available for law students interested in civil rights. This externship is an unpaid work experience for law students who want to ensure equal opportunity for others.

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.

William Mitchell Externships

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William Mitchell Externships are designed to help law students gain valuable experience in their field. After completing required courses, students are placed in the field to learn about the practice of law.

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.

Fried Frank Externships

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Fried Frank Externships are designed to give work experience to mid-level, third-year, or recent law school graduates. The externships give law students practice in litigation as well as experience in public service.

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.

University of Southern California Gould School of Law Externships

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University of Southern California Gould School of Law Externships offer law students at USC an opportunity to gain practical experience in the law as part of the Externship Practicum. The externship is offered during summer and during other semesters.

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.

U.S. Department of the Interior Legal Externship Program

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U.S. Department of the Interior Legal Externship Program offers law school students an opportunity to receive practical experience in the field of law while continuing their education. Programs are offered in the Spring, Summer and Fall.

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.

University of Notre Dame Lawyering Practice Externship

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University of Notre Dame Lawyering Practice Externship gives law students a chance to practice their legal skills while still in college. By spending a few hours a week in a legal setting, students can gain experience as well as college credit.

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.

Duquesne University School of Law Externships

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Duquesne University School of Law Externships are designed to give law students an opportunity to experience law practice while still in school. Second and third-year law students may apply.

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.

The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Washington, D.C. Externship Program

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The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Washington, D.C. Externship Program offers law students a semester-long externship in Washington, D.C. It is an opportunity for law students to receive legal training and college credit at the same time.

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.

West Virginia University Public Service Externship

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West Virginia University Public Service Externship offers a part-time skills building opportunity for law students at West Virginia University. Students who register for the externship will receive college credit and professional work experience.

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.

University of California Irvine School of Law Externships

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University of California Irvine School of Law Externships offer law students the opportunity to practice their skills in a real work environment. Externs provide legal services to the community and gain experience at the same time in the field of law.

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.

United States District Court for the Central District of California Externship

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The United States District Court for the Central District of California offers externships in the Fall and Spring to second- and third-year law students. The externships can be either part-time or full-time work opportunities.

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.

University of Minnesota Law School Corporate Externships

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University of Minnesota Law School Corporate Externships are offered to law students interested in work experience within corporate legal departments. Eligible students are those who have completed their second year of law school.

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.

Bucknell Externships

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Bucknell Externships give students an opportunity to observe professionals in their field of study to gain insight into their careers. Students in all disciplines may choose an externship that fits their career focus.

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.

University of San Diego School of Law Agency Externship Program

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University of San Diego School of Law Agency Externship Program is available to law students who want to gain law-related experience while still in college. The externship is offered during the summer and is for credit only.

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.