Externship Fairs


Spring 2017 Externship Fair

Thursday, January 26, 2017

4:00 - 6:30 PM

Claudio Grossman Hall

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.

Every year, representatives from over 150 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.

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.

First Year students must attend the Fair at their scheduled time:

Sections 1 and Section 4 will attend from 4 – 5:15 pm*

Section 2 and Section 3 will attend from 5:15 – 6:30 pm

Section 5 can attend at any time


Fall 2016 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:

Business, Finance, Tax, Health, Intellectual Property, & Communications Law

Thursday, September 29, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Criminal Law: Prosecution & Defense

Wednesday, October 5, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Labor, Employment, Immigration, Family, Gender, Education Law

Thursday, October 20, 5:00 – 6:30 pm