Externships listings

Externship Type: Nonprofit

Externship SitePractice AreaDetails
American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLU)

SITE DESCRIPTION

The ACLU of Georgia is a non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting civil rights and individual liberties. The ACLU works in the courts, in communities and with the state legislature to protect people's basic civil rights. Specifically, we focus on impact litigation and advocacy involving a variety of constitutional concerns in a wide variety of contexts. These include criminal justice, death penalty, disability rights, free speech, prisoners' rights, racial justice, religious freedom, reproductive freedom, and voting rights.

Externs will have the opportunity to work on a variety of litigation and advocacy projects relating to the ACLU's work in courts, legislatures, and communities defending individual rights and liberties. Externs will have the opportunity to gain experience by working alongside attorneys on all aspects and phases of litigation including client interviews, discovery, trial preparation, and appeals. Externs may also be asked to write legislative research memos and prepare legislative testimony on civil liberties issues in preparation for or during an upcoming legislative session. Other work may include conducting legal and policy research; drafting memoranda, affidavits, and briefs; researching prospects for potential investigations and new litigation, including both factual and legal claims; supporting legislative research and drafting public education materials; and attending community events with attorneys.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: None

Preferences:

  • Strong interest and background in civil liberties and civil rights
  • Constitutional Law II, recommended but not required

NO ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.

SITE DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1924 by prominent members of the Atlanta bar, Atlanta Legal Aid is recognized as one of the cutting-edge legal services providers in the country.  Our 60+ staff attorneys work on a variety of issues, ranging from public benefits to complex mortgage litigation.  Significant casework includes Olmstead vs. L.C. & E.W., a 1999 US Supreme Court decision that expanded the Americans with Disabilities Act to institutionalized individuals with disabilities.  Home to nationally recognized experts in a number of practice areas, our attorneys appear in local print and television media and in national media such as The Nation, the New York Times, NPR, all major network nightly news broadcasts, and CNN.  Our attorneys have testified before Congress and consulted on legislation on both a local and state level.  Our program partners with major law firms and corporate counsel offices such as UPS for our highly successful Associate Fellowship Program as well as uniquely-tailored pro bono projects.

Externs have the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of civil law matters, including legal research and writing, drafting of pleadings, investigation, document collection and organization, client interviewing, and client representation in administrative hearings. Externs receive a primary supervisor with ongoing responsibility for mentoring and on the job training, and opportunities to work with other staff in the work unit to which she/he is assigned.

Atlanta Legal Aid welcomes externs for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Summer Externs receive a program orientation at the beginning of the summer. Additionally, our mentoring program includes advice and assistance in preparing for possible fellowships, clerkships, and public interest positions.  Our summer class enjoys social gatherings with other interns and staff, as well as visits to the Carter Center and other Atlanta landmarks.

The Offices/Units available to externs are as follows:

Cobb County Office

The Cobb County Office, located on the Marietta Square, represents low-income persons in a variety of civil legal problems, including domestic relations, housing, consumer, public benefits, juvenile deprivation, education, and health law.  Externs interview clients, conduct research, write memos, draft pleadings, conduct investigations, gather documents and search court records. Second and third-year students also may be eligible to go to court under the student practice rule.

Externs working with the Cobb office’s Temporary Protective Order Project are afforded the opportunity to make court appearances weekly.  Externs will represent a petitioner at his or her TPO hearing every Tuesday in Cobb Superior Court.  As a result, the extern will need to be free on Tuesdays.  This unique opportunity includes being involved in all aspects of the case: initial client interview, fact investigation, negotiating with Respondent’s attorney or Respondent, representation at hearing, etc.

Fulton Domestic Relations Unit

The Fulton Domestic Relations Unit represents low-income persons in a variety of family law problems, prioritizing intervention in domestic abuse, securing child custody, and establishing support.  The unit also handles legitimations, adoptions, legal separations, and public benefits relating to these cases.  Externs interview clients, conduct research, write memos, draft pleadings, conduct investigations, gather documents, and search court records.  Second and third-year students also may be eligible to go to court under the student practice rule.

General Law Unit

The General Law Unit, located just a short walk from the GSU law school, represents low-income persons in a variety of civil legal problems, including housing, consumer, public benefits, and education. Externs have the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of civil law matters, including legal research and writing, drafting of pleadings, investigation, document collection and organization, client interviewing, and client representation in administrative hearings.

Gwinnett County Office

The Gwinnett County Office, located in Lawrenceville, represents low-income persons in a variety of civil legal problems, including domestic relations, housing, consumer, public benefits, juvenile deprivation, education, and health law.  Externs interview clients, conduct research, write memos, draft pleadings, conduct investigations, gather documents, and search court records. Second and third-year students also may be eligible to go to court under the student practice rule.

Health Law Unit

The Health Law Unit, located just a short walk from the GSU law school, provides comprehensive and compassionate legal services which have a direct impact on health and quality of life to low-income individuals living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer and ALS.  It provides a broad range of civil legal services to low-income people including legal issues related to employment, Social Security disability, short- and long-term disability insurance, access to health care, housing/landlord-tenant, consumer and debt issues, public benefits, family law, as well as end of life and estate planning. Externs interview clients, conduct research, write memos, draft pleadings, conduct investigations, gather documents, and search court records.

Pro Bono Unit

The Pro Bono Unit connects volunteer attorneys with low-income persons to provide representation in a variety of civil legal problems, including the grandparents’ adoption project, minor and adult guardianship petitions, housing law, protection from domestic abuse, child custody, employment, housing law, and consumer law.  Externs participate in the case acceptance and referral process, interview clients, conduct research, write memos, draft pleadings, conduct investigations, gather documents, and search court records.

Senior Citizens Law Project

Students work in the Senior Citizens Law Project (SCLP) of Atlanta Legal Aid Society under the supervision of an attorney.  SCLP provides legal representation on issues relating to public benefits, nursing homes and personal care homes, housing, consumer, probate, guardianship, advance directives, and elder abuse and financial exploitation.  Participating students will be expected to interview clients and witnesses, prepare pleadings, research legal issues, research court records and represent clients in administrative hearings.

Southside Office

The Southside Office, located in South Fulton County on Cleveland Avenue, represents low-income persons living in Clayton and South Fulton Counties, in a variety of civil legal problems, including housing, consumer, public benefits, family law, education, and health law.  Externs interview clients, conduct research, write memos, draft pleadings, conduct investigations, gather documents, search court records, and represent clients in administrative hearings.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: None

Preferences: 2Ls and 3Ls may apply.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Students should indicate the Office/Unit for which they would like to be considered on their Statement of Interest.
  • At the time of application, students must submit a writing sample.
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) - Domestic Violence/Safe Families

SITE DESCRIPTION

Students participating in the domestic violence externship will be trained and certified to advocate for victims of domestic violence who are seeking Temporary Protective orders pursuant to the Family Violence Act. The students will assist victims in drafting their petitions, appear with them at their ex parte hearings before the presiding judge, assist them in filing the petitions and in delivering them to the sheriff's office for service. After service upon the defendant, the students will accompany the victims to the second hearing, assist them in presenting their cases before the Court, draft the final Protective Orders and ensure that the Orders provide for the safety of the client and her children. It is expected that the students will spend approximately 2/3 of their time in the courthouse and courtroom.

Students will also be responsible for following up with the clients to determine if there has been additional violence and if the client needs further relief from the judicial system and will assist them as needed. Finally, the students will perform an assessment of the client’s other civil legal needs (i.e. landlord tenant, consumer, health care etc.) and will make referrals to AVLF’s other projects or to Atlanta Legal Aid as appropriate.

AVLF will provide approximately 12 hours of training per semester.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: None

Preferences:

  • Second year students are eligible
  • Third year students will be given preference
  • Ability to be sworn in under the Third Year Practice Act, if eligible. The Third Year Practice Act requires that the student (1) be in good academic standing (at least 2.3 GPA), (2) have earned at least two-thirds  (58 hours) of the J.D. rerquirements in not fewer than four semesters or six quarters of residence, and (3) be of good moral character.

NO ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Office of General Counsel

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Office of the General Counsel (OGC) provides externs with the opportunity to work on a wide variety of critical and cutting-edge legal issues affecting pediatric healthcare. OGC provides representation and legal and regulatory advice to a wide variety of internal clients (including, but not limited to, Operations, Compliance, Marketing, HR, the Foundation, Physician Practices, and IT). Externs will conduct essential legal research, participate in meetings, attend our weekly all counsel meeting, and work closely with OGC attorneys on other pediatric health law-related matters.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: None

Preferences:

  • Second or third-year law students
  • At least one semester of health law coursework
  • Background and/or interest in science, public health, or healthcare field helpful

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Student must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  • Student will be required to agree to a background check and health screening before starting.
  • Interviews will be conducted at Children’s.
Georgia Advocacy Office

SITE DESCRIPTION

The Georgia Advocacy Office is the designated Protection and Advocacy System for the State of Georgia.  As the P & A, GAO works on behalf of and beside people who experience disabilities.  Student Externs will be exposed to a multitude of practice areas which could include class action and other systemic litigation, representation of individuals in administrative hearings and probate court.

Each student’s experience could be enriched by participating in monitoring of state and private institutions and direct resource advocacy.  GAO intends for the externship experience to be rich with individualized opportunities for experiential learning and partnership with seasoned lawyers and advocates.

STUDENTS QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: A specified interest in working on behalf of and with people experiencing disabilities.

Preferences:

  • Enrollment in or completion of coursework related to disability and/or constitutional law
  • Either 2nd or 3rd year students are eligible
  • If a 3rd year student, eligibility to be sworn in under the Third Year Practice Act is preferred.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Please submit a self-edited writing sample of no greater than 5 pages with the application.

 

Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN)

SITE DESCRIPTION

GAIN provides pro bono services through volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and law students to represent immigrant asylum seekers, victims of trafficking, domestic violence and other crimes. GAIN’s staff screen, refer, train, support, and supervise the pro bono attorneys as they represent these cases.

The extern will be expected to assist with screenings, consultations and interviews of our cases and then provide a summary of the case to the volunteer attorneys. The extern will also work closely and assist our volunteer lawyers in providing research of relevant law, country conditions and gathering of supporting documents for these cases. The extern will also have the opportunity to attend meetings between the client and volunteer attorney and observe and assist the volunteer attorneys with their case. The extern will be supervised by GAIN’s staff attorneys in all their duties.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: None

Preferences: Immigration Law

NO ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Georgia Hospital Association

SITE DESCRIPTION

GHA is a non-profit trade association made up of member health systems, hospitals, and individuals in administrative and decision-making positions within those institutions. GHA serves approximately 175 hospitals throughout Georgia.

The legal department assists member hospitals with finding answers to complicated regulatory questions, participates in meetings with various state agencies which regulate hospitals, drafts and reviews legislation that may affect hospitals, and advises GHA on daily legal issues that may arise in running the association.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: Second or third-year student strongly interested in health-related law

Preferences:

  • Healthcare background or experience
  • Part-time students are encouraged to apply
 

NO ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Georgia Innocence Project

SITE DESCRIPTION

The Georgia Innocent Project (GIP) is a non-profit legal organization dedicated to proving the innocence of the wrongfully convicted through DNA testing, remedying the causes of wrongful convictions, and helping the exonerated rebuild their lives. The Project reviews post-conviction cases to determine whether there is a legitimate claim of innocence that can be proven using newly discovered evidence or newly available forensic testing. GIP then fully re-investigates and ultimately litigates cases.

Externs will work under the supervision of GIP's Executive Director, and for administrative purposes will report to the project's Operations Manager. Students will have the opportunity to participate in various stages of post-conviction innocence work, including case intake (screening applications for assistance, pulling appeals, conducting preliminary research), case investigation (open records requests, document review and work product creation, drafting memos, interviewing clients and witnesses) and/or litigation (research/writing and motions practice; hearing preparation; courtroom appearances if certified under the Student Practice Act). Students may also be assigned ad-hoc projects from time to time (e.g., policy-related research projects) at the direction of the Executive Director.

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the innocence movement. For more information on the Georgia Innocence Project, visit our website at www.georgiainnocenceproject.org.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites:  Students must be tenacious, detail-oriented, good writers, and receptive to giving and receiving feedback. Coursework in criminal or appellate procedure is a plus.

Preferences: None

NO ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Georgia Justice Project

SITE DESCRIPTION

The Georgia Innocence Project (GIP) is a non-profit legal organization dedicated to proving the innocence of the wrongfully convicted through DNA testing, remedying the causes of wrongful convictions, and helping the exonerated rebuild their lives. The Project reviews post-conviction cases to determine whether there is a legitimate claim of innocence that can be proven using newly discovered evidence or newly available forensic testing. GIP then fully re-investigates and ultimately litigates cases.

Externs will work under the supervision of GIP’s Executive Director, and for administrative purposes will report to the project’s Operations Manager. Students will have the opportunity to participate in various stages of post-conviction innocence work, including case intake (screening applications for assistance, pulling appeals, conducting preliminary research), case investigation (open records requests, document review and work product creation, drafting memos, interviewing clients and witnesses) and/or litigation (research/writing and motions practice; hearing preparation; courtroom appearances if certified under the Student Practice Act). Students may also be assigned ad-hoc projects from time to time (e.g., policy-related research projects) at the discretion of the Executive Director.

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the innocence movement.  For more information on the Georgia Innocence Project, visit our website at www.georgiainnocenceproject.org.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: Students must be tenacious, detail-oriented, good writers, and receptive to giving and receiving feedback. Coursework in criminal or appellate procedure is a plus.

NO ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts

SITE DESCRIPTION

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (GLA) provides a unique opportunity for law students to gain meaningful exposure to entertainment and intellectual property law. GLA is a nonprofit legal and educational services organization providing $1 million annually in free legal services to musicians, film makers, songwriters, galleries, nonprofit arts organizations, and literary and visual artists.In addition, GLA recently launched, with the support of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Georgia PATENTS, the state's only inventor assistance program established to provide pro bono legal assistance to solo inventors, non-profits, and qualifying small businesses.

Our externs interact with clients on a daily basis and are expected to take on a great deal of responsibility and maintain a professional demeanor in a fast-paced and exciting work environment. GLA externs perform substantive legal research on IP and entertainment-related matters in both transactional and litigation issues, write legal memos, draft and review contracts, make recommendations on the handling of pro bono cases, conduct client follow-up, assign cases to volunteer attorneys, attend and organize educational seminars, and accompany staff attorneys on client consultations with GLA member artists and art organizations.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: None

Preferences:

  • Second or third-year students
  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Patent
  • First Amendment
  • Entertainment Law
 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • The Statement of Interest should describe the nature of the student's interest in entertainment and/or intellectual property law.
  • Students must be available to attend a mandatory orientation session before beginning their externship.
Georgia Watch

SITE DESCRIPTION

Founded in 2002, Georgia Watch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization working to ensure that Georgians are educated and protected on matters that impact their wallets and quality of life. Through advocacy, outreach and education, Georgia Watch works to make Georgia a model for consumer protection. Georgia Watch safeguards consumer protections in the area of personal finance, ensure access to safe, quality, affordable healthcare, protect the right to trial by jury, promote access to the courts, and encourage fair utility rates and renewable energy options for consumers. Georgia Watch collaborates with government agencies, community-based organizations, professional associations, policymakers, legislators, academic partners, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders.

Externs will work across the program areas to accomplish work in all policy areas: consumer financial protection, access to civil justice, consumer energy, and healthcare access. Externs will assist with legal and other research associated with writing policy reports and briefs, contribute to external communications, including blog posts and press releases, draft consumer education materials, attend meetings with community partners, and perform other related tasks as assigned.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: None

Preferences:

  • Strong research, writing, Microsoft Office and Excel skills
  • Passion for consumer advocacy and education

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants should submit a brief writing sample on a topic of their choice at the time of application.
GreenLaw

SITE DESCRIPTION

GreenLaw is dedicated to preventing air and water pollution that endangers human health and degrades Georgia's natural resources. GreenLaw achieves these goals by providing free high-quality legal and technical assistance to environmental organizations and community groups throughout Georgia. By providing these critical services, GreenLaw succeeds in compelling government and industry to take the steps necessary to protect Georgia's citizens and the environment. In all its work, GreenLaw champions the belief that every Georgian, young and old, rich and poor, has the right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, live in healthy communities, and enjoy our state's natural beauty.

Students will work at GreenLaw under the supervision of the Executive Director or one of the staff attorneys, depending on the student's interest area. GreenLaw has three program areas: Clean Air, Clean Water, and Environmental Justice. More information about GreenLaw can be found at www.green-law.org

Extern's assignments may include assisting with preparation and attending trials, hearings and oral arguments, legal research, preparation of memorandums, drafting pleadings and briefs, factual investigation, document review, and attending settlement negotiations, public hearings and other meetings.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: Administrative Law or Environmental Law

Preferences:

  • Third-year students, but second-year students are also strongly encouraged to apply
  • Students with experience working independently
 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

A writing sample and three references must accompany resume.

Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

SITE DESCRIPTION

Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta provides free business legal services to non-profit organizations by matching them with volunteer attorneys with the appropriate transactional expertise.

The extern will b expected to undertake (with supervision and assistance from the Executive Director) the following activities. Researching and answering specific legal questions raised by non-profits, preparing forms (e.g. sample by-laws, agreements and policies) to be used by our volunteer lawyers, drafting content, including articles and links relating to legal issues affecting nonprofits for our website, preparing the descriptions of available pro bono opportunities to be sent to our volunteer attorneys, and attending meetings between nonprofit clients and volunteer attorneys. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated student to interact with lawyers from major law firms and corporations in Atlanta and to have a positive impact on the nonprofit community.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: None

Preferences:

  • Second or third year law student
  • Strong preference for an extern with interest in transactional law

NO ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Project South

SITE DESCRIPTION

Project South will draft legal memoranda, open records requests, Freedom of Information Act requests, demand letters, fact sheets, and human rights reports; help with devising and carrying out Know Your Rights presentations (targeting communities of color, Muslims, and immigrants); and visit imprisoned individuals in Georgia immigration detention centers and prisons to help document the conditions.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: None

Preferences: Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

A brief letter describing the nature of your interest must be submitted with your resume.

Southeastern Legal Foundation Inc.

SITE DESCRIPTION

Southeastern Legal Foundation is an Atlanta-based public interest law firm and policy center. For 40 years, SLF has advocated for limited government, free speech, private property rights, and economic freedom in the courts of law and public opinion. SLF's mission is to engage in litigation and public policy advocacy in support of these principles.

Students will assist SLF primarily through research, writing memoranda, and drafting pleadings and discovery on constitutional issues. SLF is active at all levels of the judiciary, including filing amicus briefs and litigating cases before the United States Supreme Court. The student will also attend court and depositions as needed to assist their supervising attorney. Thus, the extern may look forward to not only practical training in litigation and policy, but they may also get the opportunity to assist with appellate work and gain significant brief writing experience.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: None

Preferences: 

  • Second- and third-year students may apply
  • Classes in constitutional law and civil procedure recommended

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

At the time of application, please submit: a) a short statement of your interest in SLF’s work and describe your motivation for applying, b) a resume, and c) a short writing sample.

 

Southern Center for Human Rights

SITE DESCRIPTION

The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR)'s internship program provides students with hands-on training in all areas of capital and civil rights litigation and advocacy. Externs assist staff attorneys in all aspects of our work. Externs should expect to do several of the following tasks while they are at the Center: conduct legal research and draft pleadings, motions, and briefs; locate and interview witnesses; visit and interview clients; monitor court proceedings for human rights violations; represent inmates before the Alabama parole board; participate in case strategy sessions; locate, obtain, and organize documents; gather statistical data; read and digest transcripts; assist in conducting inspections of jails and prisons; conduct social science and other research; assist in locating and preparing expert witnesses; research public policy issues and prepare policy reports; and attend depositions, press conferences, court hearings, and arguments. We give our externs a great deal of responsibility, and they have been instrumental in many of our successes. We expect our externs to be committed, to work hard, to have fun, and to learn a great deal. As many of SCHR's clients are in prisons outside of the metropolitan Atlanta area, our externs are often asked to travel with attorneys, investigators, and other interns and externs throughout Georgia and Alabama. SCHR’s small staff size ensures that externs receive regular supervision and support. Upon completion of assignments, externs review their findings with the attorneys and develop follow-up action plans.

The Southern Center for Human Rights is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. SCHR does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religious creed, national original, ancestry, disability, or sexual orientation. SCHR encourages applications from minorities, women and other groups that are under-represented in the legal profession.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites:

  • Criminal Law
  • Evidence

Preferences:

Criminal Procedure

  • Federal Jurisdiction

 

NO ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Southern Environmental Law Center

SITE DESCRIPTION

Externs can expect to do research and writing on issues for litigation or for other environmental advocacy in a substantive area. Depending on the project area, research may include federal and state environmental statutes and regulations, and procedural and evidentiary issues. In addition to doing research, clerks also participate in strategy sessions and other aspects of case or project management. Externs may also be involved in meetings on environmental policy with government officials and leaders of other environmental groups. We hold periodic seminars to introduce the clerks to a wide range of environmental issues and projects. Other special events and outings, including a summer hike or canoe trip, are regularly held.

 STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: None

Preferences:

  • Environmental Law and/or Administrative Law
  • Land Use courses
  • Background or demonstrated interest in environmental issues

 


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

At the time of application, include three references and your GPA on your resume and include a one-page summary that briefly explains your interest in the placement as it relates to your professional development goals and highlights relevant coursework and/or experience.

 

Truancy Intervention Project Georgia, Inc.

SITE DESCRIPTION

The Truancy Intervention Project (TIP) was developed in 1991 by former Juvenile Court Judge Glenda Hatchett and Terry Walsh, then President of the Atlanta Bar Association. Its objective is to provide early, positive intervention with children reported as truants. Volunteers work one-on-one with children, as advocates both in and out of the courtroom and as role models to children on the brink of school failure.

Under the direct supervision of TIP’s Staff Attorney, externs will serve as legal counsel on truancy cases and have two major roles:

1) To represent the child as both lawyer and guardian ad litem in truancy proceedings in the Fulton County Juvenile Court; and

2) To be a role model and advocate for the child; to assist the family in identifying and utilizing community resources; to advocate for the child in matters related to school attendance.

After attending the initial TIP training seminar, the extern will spend the first three to four weeks observing court proceedings and assisting with family and client interviews alongside the staff attorney. The extern will then begin to interview clients and other parties to the proceeding as well as present cases before the court.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: None

Preferences: 

  • Third-year students, but second-year students may apply
  • Eligibility to be sworn in under the Third Year Practice Act, which requires that a student (1) be in good academic standing (at least 2.3 G.P.A.), (2) have earned at least two thirds (58 hours) of the J.D. requirements in not fewer than four semesters or six quarters of residence, and (3) be of good moral character

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Students MUST have Wednesday mornings and/or afternoons available.