Students earn 13 credits while in residence in Washington, D.C. Students extern 448 hours over the semester and attend class twice a week. Placements include a wide range of offerings, including federal, state and local government agencies, private non-profits and judicial chambers. Placements provide an opportunity for substantive legal work under a lawyer’s supervision with regular feedback and mentorship.
Students are responsible to find their own housing.
Course Information & Requirements
Lawyering in the Nation's Capital A 3 credit seminar designed to explore the role of the Washington lawyer. Through readings and guest lecturers, you will learn about the process of federal law and policy-making. We also will also investigate the unique role Washington lawyers in play in affecting, making and changing federal law and policy.
- D.C. Externship Clinic: A 10-credit course, consisting of a 2-hour weekly seminar focusing on professionalism, career development and the various roles of Washington lawyers and 8 credits for work at the placement. Students receive a grade for one-half of these credits and receive a pass-fail designation for the other half.