Western New England offers the opportunity to gain real-world experience from an externship in a wide variety of legal fields. The Externship Program provides learning opportunities for students placed with judges and lawyers who have agreed to provide a mentored learning environment away from the law school. All externs are supervised by a law faculty member.
Clinic and Externship Info Session
Monday, February 10, 2020, Law Common, Noon to 1 PM
Thursday, February 13, 2020, Law Common, Noon to 1 PM
Meet with participating externship employers and learn about their organizations and openings available for summer and fall semesters.
Experiential Learning Advising Week
We recommend that students applying for a clinic or externship attend an advising session to guide you through the process of determining what type of placement will help you achieve your career and academic goals.
Sign up for a 15 minute advising session with clinic faculty by adding the course titled "Clinic and Externship Advising Sessions" on TWEN.
Currently taking applications for fall 2020 externship placements. Apply on Symplicity.
Externship Application deadline date is Sunday, March 29, 2020.
Types of Externship Placements
Students work in a nonprofit organization, governmental agency, or private sector law firm engaging in a variety of lawyering tasks under the supervision of an attorney. The emphasis of the placement is for students to acquire a range of lawyering skills with a particular focus on professionalism, ethics, and public interest lawyering.
Students may secure their own judicial, public interest, or private sector externship placement. However, students seeking approval to add a new externship site must obtain preliminary approval from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs or the Associate Dean for Clinics prior to submitting formal site approval paperwork. Students seeking approval of a student secured externship must provide information that demonstrates a good reason why they cannot obtain a similar experience at one of the approved sites, including expanding geographic, practice, or substantive areas.
Sufficient lead time (a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester) must be given to complete the approval process. The approval process will include a consultation with the proposed supervisor, an assessment of the substance of the proposed work, and a written agreement with the supervisor regarding the expectations and requirements for on-site supervision and mentoring.
Additional Information for Students
Current students may view additional information on the TWEN Clinic, Practicum and Externship Informational Page.