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The Externship Program permits students to receive academic credit while gaining practical and substantive experience in a field office. 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. 


     Externship Information

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     Externship Application  

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 upload to their Symplicity profile any documents (cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample, etc.) required by the externship placement.


Semester Application Form Deadline

Federal Judicial Externship -                    U.S. Court for the Eastern District of La.  (Fall 18/Spring 19)

Application Form

March 2, 2018
Summer 2018 Summer Externship Application March 23, 2018
Fall 2018 Fall Externship Application April 15, 2018


Field Placement Supervisors (Employers)

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