In order to participate in the Externship Program, students must meet the following requirements:
- For fall and spring semester placements: successful completion of all first-year required coursework (Civil Procedure, Contracts, Criminal Law, Legal Bibliography, Lawyering: Foundations, Property, and Torts) prior to the beginning of the externship. For summer placements: successful completion of all first-year, first semester required coursework (Civil Procedure, Contracts, Legal Bibliography, Lawyering: Foundations, Property, and Torts). Guest students are not eligible to participate in the program.
- Minimum GPA of at least 2.3. First-year students who apply should use mid-year grades as a guideline. Each student’s official GPA will be verified when grades become available.
- Satisfaction of any individual requirements of the participating program. Many sites have class standing requirements or course prerequisites. Please check individual program descriptions for these requirements.
- Previous course credit of no more than three (3) hours or no more than one semester in an externship. Students are limited to two semesters (6 credit hours) in the Externship Program.