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Externship Type: Corporate In-House

Externship SitePractice AreaDetails
Cox Automotive, Inc., Legal Department


Students who participate in an externship position with Cox Automotive’s Legal Department will have the opportunity to gain experience in a broad variety of legal issues and legal services encountered by in-house corporate attorneys, including contracts, regulatory oversight, corporate compliance, and claims/dispute supervision. The Legal Department deals with all legal issues involving business needs, administrative and regulatory requirements, and compliance matters affecting the company. In addition, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc., the Cox Automotive Legal Department interfaces with its parent company’s legal department in aligning advice to the business.

Under supervision by Assistant GCs and senior and corporate attorneys, students may be involved in the following activities: drafting and reviewing contracts and participating in negotiations of same; conducting research on routine and complex legal questions; advising the business on operational legal questions; participating in compliance policy, training, and monitoring activities; and review of strategy on claims and disputes. Externs are also exposed to the structure and importance of a quality in-house corporate legal department and may have contact with GCs, high-level business executives, and other key stakeholders in a for-profit industry setting.  Students should expect to shadow Cox Automotive lawyers in their daily activities. Students participating in this externship should expect to be exposed to myriad legal disciplines including compliance; labor and employment; data licensing; intellectual property; transactional law; and dispute resolution.


Prerequisites: None


  • Second and third-year students may apply.
  • Classes in contracts, data privacy, corporate compliance, and environmental law would be helpful.


The Home Depot, Legal Department


The Home Depot (THD) is the world’s largest home improvement retailer with more than 2,200 stores across North America and approximately 400,000 employees. The student will be placed within THD’s Legal Department and will work with a variety of in-house counsel teams. The extern will have the opportunity to work with THD's transactional attorney teams (Corporate Governance, Privacy & Data Security, Commercial Transactions/IT, Real Estate, Employment/HR, Merchandising, IP, Tax and International/Supply Chain). Students will also be exposed to in-house litigation teams (Employment, General Liability and Commercial Litigation). Students will complete approximately 6 rotations choosing from the before-mentioned practice areas based on the student’s interests.  Students will have the opportunity to experience what it is like to work as in-house counsel for a Fortune 30 corporation. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of legal issues and will work on the day-to-day work of in-house counsel as they provide support for their internal clients. Students may be involved in projects such as providing legal research, drafting, attending client meetings and trial preparation.   Assignments will vary depending on need and student interest.


Prerequisites: Third-year law students

Preferences: None


  • Student must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  • Student will be required to agree to a background check and drug screening before starting.