Externships

  • Susan Simms, Director of the Externship Program  
    ssimms@law.capital.edu 

    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