• Susan Simms, Director of the Externship Program  

    After spending hours in the classroom learning legal principles, students are often eager to put their theoretical knowledge to use. The Capital University Law School Externship program offers students a taste of what it is like to practice law.

    As an Extern, you can:  

    • Work at one of over 200 legal field sites at a court, agency, corporate law department or legal service organization;
    • Earn academic credit for your work (but not pay) and experience for a resume;
    • Develop your practice skills under supervision of faculty and an attorney at a real law site;
    • Receive invaluable information about the realties of law practice through your experiences;
    • Be one of the many students who state, "My externship was a highlight of my legal education.

    You can gain: 

    • Networking skills and contacts
    • Experience in legal research and writing
    • An understanding of legal process in action
    • Knowledge about a specific legal field
    • Legal experience for professional development
    Applications for externships are submitted to the Program Director's office: 

    • in late March for summer and fall term externships;
    • in late October for spring externships.
    • Application materials sent by email in March/October.
    Learn more about possible sites. (Password protected).
     Susan Simms
     Director of the Externship Program