The Individual Externship Program offers students who have completed their first-year program of study an opportunity for experiential learning that is tailored to the students’ own interests and their educational and career goals. In an externship, a student performs volunteer legal work at a legal organization or practice (a “field placement”) under the supervision of an experienced attorney (the “placement supervisor”) who provides work projects and observational opportunities designed to develop the student’s lawyering skills and to enhance the student’s understanding of the legal profession. In addition to working at the field placement, the student extern also communicates regularly and shares written reflections on the externship experience with a faculty member of the student’s choosing (the “faculty supervisor”) throughout the term of the externship.
Students seeking an externship placement may consult lists of past externship placements or current volunteer legal opportunities posted on Symplicity. Students seeking to develop a new externship opportunity should consult with the Externship Director, and in any event, must have the placement approved by the Externship Director prior to enrollment. To enroll in an individual externship, students must complete the application and approval forms, have the approval form signed by their placement and faculty supervisors, and deliver both forms to the Externship Director by the deadline set out in the Academic Calendar.
Our Individual Externship Program is governed by the University of Connecticut School of Law Policy on Individual Externships. For more information about the Program, please consult the Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Individual Externships. Further questions should be directed to the Externship Director, Professor Jennifer Mailly or via phone at 860-570-5216.
Required enrollment and final evaluation forms:
Individual Externship Enrollment Forms:
Externship Evaluation Forms: