• Capital University Law School’s expansive externship program offers varied opportunities for CapLaw students to earn academic credit for experience in the legal field. These site experiences with courts, government agencies, non-profits and in-house counsel offer practical experience helping attorneys perform real legal work. Alumni often serve as site supervisors and mentors for the externs.

    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
    • Develop your practice skills under supervision of an attorney
    • Receive invaluable information about the realities of law practice 

    You can gain:

    • Networking skills and contacts
    • Experience in legal research and writing
    • An understanding of the legal process in action
    • Knowledge about a specific legal field
    • Legal experience for professional development