Beginning with the summer 2014 semester, students securing externships with government or public interest agencies in Washington, DC. will be able to earn academic credit while they continue to transition from law student to practicing attorney. Students who have secured an approved externship will be supported in their work by their placement field supervisor and law school course instructor.
Students will attend a half-day orientation and Professional Responsibility Workshop at the law school prior to beginning their externship in Washington, DC. Students will also attend a series of class meetings in Washington, DC and upon their return to Chicago, they will meet for final debriefings. Students will be matched with alumni of the law school who will participate in the class sessions and act as mentors for the duration of the course while the students are in our nation’s capital.
Students may earn 2 or 3 hours of academic credit for their field work. The course is graded pass/fail. Once the student has secured the field placement it must be approved by the law school’s Externship Review Committee.