Students are required to secure their positions and then apply for externship approval. To begin searching for placement options, we suggest visiting Symplicity, or talking to faculty supervisors or Franca Sachs, executive director of pro bono, externship and fellowship programs. We also encourage our students to contact organizations and agencies that interest them to ask if they accept externs.
We recommend beginning a search in mid-July for fall semester positions, in mid-October for spring semester positions and in February for summer positions. This offers sufficient time to contact the employer, apply, interview and receive an offer (or start the process again with another employer) before registration closes.
When applying to an employer, you should explain the Hofstra Law writing requirement (see Externship Eligibility & Requirements). When accepted as an extern, you should submit the placement for approval to Franca Sachs. You will need:
If Ms. Sachs is satisfied that the placement will meet Hofstra Law requirements, she will sign the form and notify you. After receiving approval, you may register for the externship course in the usual manner.
Contact Franca Sachs, whose office is in Room 222, at 516-463-0386 or email@example.com with questions about externships.