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The Externship Program permits students to receive academic credit while gaining practical and substantive experience in a field office. The Externship Program has placed Loyola students in over 100 distinct placements in recent years. The required seminar class is utilized to reflect upon the experiences in the field and to teach students essential lawyering skills, such as, timekeeping, practical drafting, reflection,  collaborative learning, negotiation, and time management. Over the course of the semester, students produce written work product for the field office and submit a final portfolio at the end of the semester. The externship program requires students to apply online and submit materials through Simplicity as part of the application process.  The field placement supervisor may require an interview and ultimately makes the selection. The Externship Program allows students to gain hands-on experience while making a real impact in a legal office or chambers.  Many students find the experience invaluable. 

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    Externship Application and Deadlines

    Some externship placements, such as federal placements requiring extensive background checks, may have their own application procedures, requirements and deadlines that must be completed earlier than Loyola's externship application deadline. Please review individual externship opportunities to determine if the placement that interests you has a special application process or deadline. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible for all placements. Students applying after the deadline for a semester will be assessed for consideration on an individual basis. In addition to submitting the below application form, students must email to Prof. Linares at any documents (cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample, etc.) required by the externship placement. Prof. Linares will explain the required documents for particular placements once you meet with him.


    Application Form


     Summer 2020 



     Summer Externship Application 



     April 1, 2020



     Fall '20/Spring '21



     Federal Judicial Externship Application



     March 2, 2020



    Note: Deadlines listed above are internal Loyola deadlines. Individual placements may have earlier deadlines or fill all positions on a rolling basis earlier than Loyola's deadline. Find information for individual placements under Externship Opportunities or contact Prof. Linares at for more information.

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