Externships offer students the opportunity earn academic credit while gaining real-world experience in not-for-profit, government, judicial or transactional settings. Externs build meaningful relationships with their supervising attorneys and learn how to provide, solicit and implement feedback. Whether penning an opinion for a judge, defending a capital case, drafting legislation to address climate change or writing a contract for a film studio, externs learn at the heart of their chosen field. In the corresponding externship seminar, students process their experiences and grapple with the challenges their peers are navigating in their placements.
Interested in becoming an Approved Placement Site? Please review this information, and contact Director Davidson if you believe your office is a good fit.
Current placements: please submit your postings for spring externships by October 15 at the latest. For fall externships, postings should go up by mid-April. For guidelines on how to submit your postings, and more information and resources for current placements, please visit https://libguides.law.ucla.edu/externshipsupervisors.