Information for Current Students

The WCL Externship Program allows you to receive academic credit for unpaid legal work performed in courts, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and most recently, in in-house counsel corporate placements. Externships are open to all students, beginning in the summer after their 1L year. There are two components to an externship: the seminar and field placement. You cannot receive credit for a seminar without having a field placement, just as you cannot receive credit for a field placement without registering for a seminar. Over the course of their time at WCL, students can earn a maximum of six credits for field placements and six credits for seminar/supervision.

Find A Field Placement

Looking for an externship? The Externship Program Field Placement Database contains listings from organizations that have requested a legal extern or intern from WCL or that have sponsored a law student through the Externship Program.