Experiential Learning

The College of Law currently offers three in-house Clinics taught by full-time resident faculty members: the Civil Clinic, the Criminal Clinic, and the Immigration Clinic. Clinic students gain insight into the legal and ethical responsibilities of both prosecutors and defense attorneys in criminal cases that will benefit students, regardless of the context in which they eventually practice law. Students are eligible to enroll in the Clinics once they have reached senior standing.

Externships

Externships provide students with an opportunity to put the legal knowledge that they have acquired into practice while earning academic credit. The College has multiple established externships, but students also have the opportunity to set up externships that better suit their needs and interests.

Externships are experiential learning opportunities that give students practical experiences for academic credit. Similar to job shadowing, externs are closely supervised by attorneys who will walk them through day-to-day routines at the company or organization. The experience allows students to apply their coursework learning to a real life setting. Externships offer samples of career possibilities. It is a chance for students to observe and ask questions.

Externships can lead to opportunities after students complete their studies. They are also a source of networking contacts.

Externships are not only conducted for the benefit of the extern, but for the host as well. Both parties get a chance to observe one another. Successful externships could lead to recruitment possibilities which would be based on a thoroughly informed decision.

Opportunities Policy