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Loyola University New Orleans College of Law's Externship Program permits students to receive academic credit while gaining practical and substantive experience in legal placements, attending and participating in a bi-weekly class, maintaining a journal based on the experience obtained in the externship placement and producing a portfolio of their work based on their legal research and writing. Students are eligible for an externship opportunity beginning the summer after their 1L year. 

The Program is part of the Office of Law Skills and Experiential Learning, which office also includes the Skills Curriculum. The Externship Program focuses on:

  • Providing students with an opportunity to gain substantive legal experience, under the direct supervision and guidance of an experienced attorney, so as to increase the sense of the reality of being a lawyer 
  • Focusing students' analytic attention upon the role of attorneys in our society
  • Using critical judgment upon various legal instituations which students will become involved during this course

Through the Externship Program, students at Loyola's College of Law gain hands-on experience while making real impacts in courtrooms, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations.  

Those interested in Loyola's externship program are encouraged to review our Field Placement Manual


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