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 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 a complete overview of all J.D. Externship Program policies, requirements, and procedures, please read the 2017-18 Student Extern Manual.

To apply to the Spring 2018 J.D. Externship Program, please click here.

To download the various program documents, please click here.

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