Our Externship Program provides second-year (2L), third-year (3L) and domestic LL.M. students an opportunity to gain practical legal experience by working with local, national, and international corporations, government agencies, public interest organizations and the judiciary for academic credit. Students gain practical legal experience by working under the supervision of lawyers, which is supplemented and enhanced by a corresponding academic course.
In order for a student to participate in and receive academic credit for his/her participation in the Externship Program, the student must:
All externship placements are subject to the approval of the Miami Law Externship Program Committee.
If you are interested in participating in the Externship Program, please contact Sajani Desai of the Career Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Fall 2015 Session of the Externship Program
A student who secured his/her own legal internship and would like to submit it for approval will be required to follow the steps on the CDO Fact Sheet (due on or before before Monday, August 3, 2015)
Fall 2015 Student-Agency Agreement (due on or before Thursday, August 27, 2015)
Quick points for the Fall 2015 Externship Program:
For the fall 2015 semester, students are required to work at least 120 hours for 3 academic credits or at least 240 hours for 6 academic credits (in addition to completing the requirements of the Externship Program Course). The first day of the fall 2015 semester is August 19, 2015, and students will be required to complete the work hours by November 24, 2015.
The Externship Program is an academic program. In addition to completing the work hour requirements at an approved externship placement, a student will be required to attend the academic course attached to this program. Based on a student’s placement, he/she will be assigned to an externship section. Students will be notified at the time of enrollment of his/her assigned section.
Policies attached to the Externship Program: