The 2015 Spring Externship Fair will take place in January 2015 (exact date TBD).
Every year, over 130 field placements attend the Fair to recruit students for Summer, Fall and Spring Externships and Internships.
This event provides an opportunity for students to meet with a wide variety of representatives from not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, courts and law firms engaged in pro bono work. Participants include numerous divisions of the United States Department of Justice and other government agencies such as the FCC, the SEC and the Departments of Commerce, Education, and State. Also in attendance are prosecutors from a variety of jurisdictions and the public defender services for D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, as well as dozens of public interest organizations such as the ACLU and the Legal Aid Society. During the Fair, students gather information, network and participate in informal interviews with organizations. In the past, many organizations were able to complete their summer recruitment in this relaxed environment.
Please see the MyWCL Externship Page for a list of organizations attending the fair, helpful hints for preparing for the Fair and additional information. A Directory and Map of the Fair are also available on MyWCL.
All Students are encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity for second year students to network with organizations who have hired WCL students as externs, interns and as attorneys. Many of the Fair Representatives are WCL alumni.
Fall 2014 Specialized Externship Fairs
In addition to the annual Spring Externship Fair, the Externship Program holds several smaller externship fairs in the Fall focused on particular practice areas. These specialized fairs are limited to upper-level law students. The specialized fairs will be held in the following areas:
- Intellectual Property (September 19, 2014)
- Criminal Law (October 1, 2014)
- Family Law, Gender & Juvenile Rights (October 14, 2014)
- Business, Finance & Tax Law (October 15, 2014 )
- Immigration, and Labor and Employment (October 30, 2014)