Any student who has completed his or her first year of studies in good academic standing is eligible for an externship. Students may take up to six credits in externship programs, but they are subject to the overall limits of non-classroom hours (27). Students who have already participated in an externship may extend it or enroll in a second, independent externship only with permission from the Dean's Office.
Students enrolled in the externship program during the school year must:
Work a minimum of 12 to 15 hours per week over the course of the fall or spring semester at their assigned placement.
Attend a weekly seminar.
Produce a minimum of 25 pages of supervised written work for judicial externships, or a minimum of 15 pages of supervised written work in all other externships.
Keep a journal during the course of the externship.
Write a four-page paper at the conclusion of the program.
The summer program has the same requirements, but students must commit to work a minimum of 200 hours (or roughly 25 hours per week) over an eight-week period and must produce a minimum of 20 pages of supervised written work in all non-judicial externships.
Students may not be paid for any work performed in connection with an externships.
Questions? Contact Franca Sachs, Executive Director of Pro Bono, Externship and Fellowship Program at 516-463-0386 or email@example.com.