Information for Field Placement Supervisors

Becoming a Field Placement Supervisor

If you are interested in serving as a field placement supervisor, please contact Franca Sachs, director of the Externship Program, in early March for fall semester placements, in early October for spring semester placements and in late January for summer placements.

This will ensure ample time for Hofstra Law to post the opportunity and for you to interview potential externs.

Training for Field Placement Supervisors

Each semester, Hofstra Law provides training for our field placement supervisors. In addition, the senior associate dean for experiential education, Jennifer Gundlach, is available as a resource.

Field placement supervisors should also reference the Introduction to the Externship Program for Field Placement Supervisors (PDF) and the Externship Program Manual (PDF) for further guidance. 

Memorandum of Understanding

Once you interview and select an extern, you will be asked to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (PDF).

Externship and Pro Bono Networking Event

We encourage field placement supervisors to participate in the Externship and Pro Bono Networking Event, held each fall at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law.

During the event, you will have the opportunity to meet directly with Hofstra Law students interested in securing a field placement, provide information about your organization and the opportunities available, and informally interview and collect resumes from interested students.

For More Information

For further information, please contact Jennifer Gundlach, senior associate dean for experiential education, or Franca Sachs, director of the externship program.