Out-Of-State Externship Placements

Many times students will find a potential out-of-state externship placement.  Students may work with the Office of Skills and Experiential Learning to build an opportunity. Students should remember three important aspects must exist for an externship opportunity:

  1. The placement must be a judicial, governmental, public interest or non-profit agency.  Currently, Loyola College of Law does not place students in a for-profit setting;
  2. An experienced attorney must be willing to oversee and mentor. Professor Linares will reach out and meet this attorney to ensure all academic requirements are agreeable;
  3. Last, the placement agency must agree and sign a memorandum of understanding before an extern is officially placed in the field office.

The Office of Skills and Experiential Learning has placed many students in placements around the country. Please see Prof. Linares to discuss opportunities.

Field Placement Supervisor
An experienced attorney willing to supervise and mentor. [In your application list the name, address, phone number and email contact of the attorney, so Prof. Brown may reach out.]

Field Placement Office
A judicial, government, public interest or non-profit agency. Loyola College of Law does not place students in a for-profit setting.

Field Placement Website
Please list the placement website on your application.

Description of Field Work
The fieldwork should consist of substantive writing assignments, observation, practical drafting, legal research and other skills attorneys develop in practice. Students should be able to satisfy the writing requirement for the externship through substantive legal writing assignments. The work of each office differs and therefore there is flexibility in specific requirements for each extern's experience.

Externship Requirements
Students interested creating an externship opportunity should apply at least one semester before the semester they wish to enroll.  Notably, students in an out-of-state externship must attend an online class, participate in virtual classroom discussions and satisfy all requirements for the course.

Examples of Out-of-State Placements

The Externship Program has placed students in out-of-state field offices such as the Monterey County District Attorney's Office in Monterey, California; the Internal Revenue Service field office in Miami, Florida; the Immigration Court in Dallas, Texas; and the state Attorney General's Office for California, New York, and Virginia.

Application Process
Apply in early and ensure all information is listed. See the above descriptions.  

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