Placement Option I

Placement in an Externship Position — International

In partnership with Global Experiences Inc., the Maurice A. Deane School of Law guarantees accepted students a summer placement that specifically meets the academic conditions above in one of the following cities:

Barcelona, Spain 9 weeks May 31-Aug. 1, 2015
Dublin, Ireland 8 weeks June 6-Aug. 1, 2015
Florence, Italy 8 weeks May 24-July 18, 2015
London, England 8 weeks June 20-Aug. 15, 2015
Paris, France 10 weeks June 20-Aug. 15, 2015
Shanghai, China 8 weeks June 20-Aug. 15, 2015
Sydney, Australia 8 weeks June 6-Aug. 1, 2015

Placements in Dublin, London and Sydney require no foreign language skills, but placements in Barcelona, Florence, Paris and Shanghai require at least some relevant language proficiency.

Externship placements range from private law firms to nonprofit organizations to government entities. Learn more about the types of externships available (PDF).


For field placements in Shanghai, the total program fee is $6,490. For field placements in Barcelona and Dublin, the total program fee is $7,490. For field placements in Florence, London, Paris and Sydney, the total program fee is $8,490.

The total program fee for each program includes the following:

  • a customized externship placement,
  • accommodations near the externship location,
  • travel medical insurance,
  • international mobile phones,
  • visa assistance,
  • on-the-ground support,
  • guidebooks and pre-departure information,
  • social activities and excursions, and (where applicable)
  • a language immersion program.

Application Process

To apply, simply fill out the Global Legal Practice Externship Program application below, making sure to attach a cover letter and resume. The program’s steering committee will review applications and notify students directly if they are accepted for a field placement.

To confirm participation once an application is approved, students must submit a non-refundable $500 deposit, which is applied toward the total program fee amount, payable to the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. Once accepted and the deposit is received, Global Experiences Inc. will work directly with each student to find a field placement in the desired city.

Applying for and getting accepted to this program commits students to the placement process and program for the summer of 2015, which includes owing the balance of the program fee. The total program fee is billed to students in May, allowing plenty of time to pursue financial aid. For further information about payment, click here.

Apply now for Option I Placement in Europe, China or Australia

The application deadline is January 30, 2015, although late applications may continue to be accepted beyond that date depending on the availability of open field placements in the desired country.