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Self-Created Externships

Students may set up a self-created externship. The proposed placement must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. The proposed placement must be a court, government agency, or non-profit legal organization focused on law/policy.
  2. An experienced attorney must be willing to supervise the student and ensure the opportunity consists primarily of substantive legal work.
  3. Students may not receive compensation, including independent or third-party funding, for the work performed at the placement. Students may receive reimbursement for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses such as parking.
  4. The supervising attorney must sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and agree to meet all externship program expectations before the placement is approved. The externship program will facilitate the MOU with the placement after confirming the placement.