The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law offers a special program for second and third year law students who seek legal experience with a federal agency or non-profit organization in Washington D.C. Classes are generally offered in the fall and spring semesters only. The D.C. Externship Program helps students acquire expertise in important legal areas, develop an informed insider perspective on policy developments on Capitol Hill and in federal agencies, and foster relationships and experiences that are invaluable assets to new attorneys when they enter a legal practice anywhere in the world. The D.C. experience may also assist students secure future legal employment in D.C. and elsewhere.
Students must fill out a D.C. Application and submit it to Carolyn Landry in Room 101 at least four months before the externship semester begins. The D.C. Application alerts the Externship Program to both student interest and externship options. Late applications may be accepted, but a timely application is highly recommended. Students do not need to have secured a postion in order to fill out the D.C. Application.
Students are responsible for securing their own placements in D.C. in government or non-profit organizations. A website that may assist students is http://www.psjd.org/. Once accepted, students must provide the name and address of the agency or judge and supervisor contact information to the Externship Program.