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J.D. Externships

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Welcome to the J.D. Externship Program! Every year, hundreds of Georgetown Law students take advantage of enriching opportunities to earn academic credit while "learning by doing" at some of the most interesting and complex institutions in or near our nation's capital!

In the field, students work alongside supervising attorneys - at judicial, governmental, or nonprofit (501(c)(3) only) field placements - to learn, exercise, and observe a wide range of lawyering skills, including client interviewing and counseling, negotiation, policymaking, and advocacy. Working in collaboration with their supervising attorneys, students establish learning goals for their experience and receive ongoing feedback in a real-world practice setting.

At the Law Center, students participate in a companion seminar to reinforce their field placement experiences. Through the seminar, students consider essential topics involving professionalism, self-reflection, ethics, professional identity, legal problem-solving, work-life balance, and the role of a lawyer. Through regular classroom engagement, students enhance their learning at the field placement and develop critical reflective practices that they will use throughout their careers.

For an overview of the J.D. Externship Program's policies, requirements, and procedures, please read the 2018-19 Student Extern Manual.

The Summer 2018 J.D. Externship Application process is closed.

The Fall 2018 J.D. Externship Application will open on Friday, June 29.

To download the various program documents, please click here.

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