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:
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.
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.