The Externship Program at St. John's School of Law places students with a variety of pre-approved employers where they work directly with an assigned mentor who is a licensed attorney on real legal matters. Externship placements provide students with actual litigation and transactional experience and, in some cases; students are exposed to case management and policy issues. All placements give the students a real life practical experience and prepare students for the practice of law in specific areas. Students choose placements based upon their interest in a substantive area of law or their desire to learn or sharpen particular lawyering skills.
Students work in placements that span across the legal spectrum from civil and criminal to business, transactional, administrative and judicial options and include placements in public interest organizations, governmental agencies, private law firms, judicial chambers and corporate legal offices. Recent placements can be found in the Available Externship Placements list.
Students augment the hands-on experience they gain from their externship placement by registering for a concurrent seminar. Details about the seminar component can be found on the Seminar Description page.
To learn more about the Externship Program at St. John's University School of Law, please visit the How to Apply for an Externship page or contact:
Assistant Dean of Career Development