Externship supervisors

Become an Extern Supervisor

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Georgia State Law Externship Program. The training and mentorship that site supervisors give our students better prepares them to be ethical, responsible and effective lawyers. Our site supervisors provide students with a significant educational experience and one-on-one mentoring.

To mentor Georgia State Law externs in your office, you must apply for approval. The Externship Program is not accepting applications for new externship sites at this time. For additional information, contact Saundra Blalock.

Participation Requirements

The program can only consider new sites that meet these minimum criteria:

  1. The placement is with a judge, nonprofit organization or governmental agency. We do not place students in private corporations or law firms.
  2. At least one attorney, employed at the site, must supervise the extern(s).
  3. Because the externship is intended to be a learning experience rather than an employment experience, supervisors must be willing to act as mentors. Often, it requires more time to supervise a student than to complete the work oneself. Supervisors must be willing to provide regular feedback to each extern about work performance and written work product.
  4. The work performed by the extern must be legal in nature.

Although agencies that meet the above criteria will be considered, priority will be given to those placements that offer students exposure to fields of law under-represented in the Externship Program.