Prerequisites, Requirements & Eligibility
Students must have completed 28 Credits of Law School study.
Students must attend five classes:
- 3 Component Classes
- Final Reflection
Students must submit:
- Online application
- Registration Forms (found on TWEN)
- Goals Worksheet
- Weekly Timesheets
- Mid-Term Goals and Reflection Paper
- Final Reflection Paper
Limitation on Externships, Clinics and Practicum Courses
Due to competing time demands, a student may not undertake, in a single semester, more than one experiential learning opportunity for credit, defined to include externships, practicum courses, and clinics, with the following exceptions: (1) a student may concurrently take a project-based practicum course (i.e., one that does not involve a pass/fail externship component) and an externship, unless otherwise stated in the curriculum guide for a particular course; and (2) a student may not pursue an externship at the same placement where he or she completed the field component of a practicum course. Students should consult with the Assistant Dean for Clinical Programs, Rachel Taylor, for additional information.
Eligibility for Second Externship
Students are permitted to enroll in the externship program once. Under exceptional circumstances, a student may be granted a waiver of the one externship policy. A student who wishes to pursue a waiver should submit a memo to Jane Aiken, Associate Dean of Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning, and Carmia N. Caesar, Director of Externships, explaining: (1) what his/her learning objectives are, and how they differ from those for the first externship; and (2) why these learning objectives cannot be met by existing clinical or experiential learning course opportunities.
Withdrawing from an Externship
Please view the rules for withdrawing from a course described in the Withdrawing from Courses in the Upperclass Program of Study section of the Georgetown Law Student Handbook of Academic Policies. To withdraw from an externship after the add/drop period, students must complete a course Withdrawal request form and also obtain written permission from the Director of Externships and Public Interest Law Scholars and the Associate Dean for Experiential Education.