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Students will work in the office of ICE, under the supervision of the Chief Counsel and staff attorneys. This federal agency is responsible for work involving both administrative and judicial proceedings. Students will work with several attorneys during the course of the semester to provide a broad exposure to the variety of tasks that an agency attorney performs. Externs will be responsible for preparing and reviewing cases for hearings before an immigration judge, assisting with investigations, preparing all types of cases, taking appeals, reviewing proposed administrative decisions and researching in preparation and support of writing appellate briefs and memoranda to the Board of Immigration Appeals in Washington, D.C. Where permissible, third-year students may present selected cases under the supervision of a staff attorney.


Prerequisites: None


  • Successful completion of Immigration Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure


  • A writing sample is required at the time of application.
  • ICE rules required that students be United States citizens.
  • Students must be fingerprinted and submit to a background check. Becuase of this agency's lengthy background check process, this is a fall semester externship ony.