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Externships

Columbia Law School offers a diverse array of experiential learning opportunities. Each semester, students can choose from nearly 30 externships in which they will help real clients solve legal problems.

Students work 10 to 15 hours each week at their externship site under close supervision. The placement work is supported by a rigorous seminar tailored to the substantive law and practice and professional skills they will encounter in their work. The seminar provides an opportunity for students to reflect together on their experience and integrate the practical and theoretical learning. Law School graduates regularly identify these experiences as essential to their professional success.

Experiential Course Schedules/Credits for 2024-25How to Apply

FALL EXTERNSHIPSSPRING EXTERNSHIPS

Arts/IP

Arts and Entertainment Law



 

Arts/IP

Arts and Entertainment Law

Practicing the Law of Music

Civil Litigation

Environmental Practice

Economic Justice and Empowerment:  Consumer Bankruptcy for Lower Income Communities (NEW)

Housing Justice: The Right to Counsel in Housing Court

N.Y.S. Attorney General's Office (NYS OAG) Antitrust Enforcement

  • NYS OAG Employment Law and Civil Litigation Skills (year long)
  • NYS OAG Social and Environmental Justice
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Civil Litigation

Environmental Practice

Harlem Economic Justice

NYS OAG Social and Environmental Justice

NYS OAG Antitrust Enforcement

NYS OAG Law Enforcement, Misconduct, Investigations and Oversight (NEW)

Representing NYC - NYC Law Department

 

 

Community-Based Lawyering and Social Change

Economic Justice and Empowerment:  Consumer Bankruptcy for Lower Income Communities (NEW)

Housing Justice: The Right to Counsel in Housing Court

Law, Power and Social Change

NAACP Racial Justice

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Community-Based Lawyering and Social Change

Harlem Economic Justice

Law, Power and Social Change

Sanctuary for Families, Domestic Violence - Economic and Civil Justice (Returning)

 

 

Constitutional and Affirmative Litigation

Constitutional Rights in Life and Death Penalty Cases

The Knight First Amendment Institute

NAACP Racial Justice

Constitutional and Affirmative Litigation

The Knight First Amendment Institute

 

 

Criminal Defense

Bronx Defenders on Holistic Defense

Criminal Appeals

Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem Community Defense

Criminal Defense

Bronx Defenders on Holistic Defense

Criminal Appeals

Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem Community Defense

Criminal Prosecution

Criminal Prosecution:  Manhattan/Bkln DA

Domestic Violence Prosecution (Queen’s DA)

Federal Prosecution:  US Attorney’s Office for the SDNY

Criminal Prosecution

Criminal Prosecution:  Manhattan/Bkln DA

Federal Prosecution:  US Attorney’s Office for the EDNY


 

Economic Justice

Economic Justice and Empowerment:  Consumer Bankruptcy for Lower Income Communities (NEW)

Housing Justice: The Right to Counsel in Housing Court

NYS OAG Antitrust Enforcement

Economic Justice

Federal Securities Enforcement (NEW)

Harlem Economic Justice

NYS OAG Antitrust Enforcement

Externship on the Federal Government

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Family and Immigration Defense

Immigration Defense
 

Family and Immigration Defense

Immigration Youth Advocacy

Sanctuary for Families, Domestic Violence - Economic and Civil Justice (Returning)

 

Judicial

Federal Appellate Court

Federal Court Clerk EDNY

Federal Court Clerk SDNY

Judicial

Federal Appellate Court

Federal Court Clerk EDNY

Federal Court Clerk SDNY

Non-Litigation or Transactional

Arts and Entertainment Law

In-House Counsel:  Corporate Section, Corporate Sustainability and ESG Section, Startup Section

United Nations

 

 

 

 

Non-Litigation or Transactional

Arts and Entertainment Law

In-House Counsel:  Corporate and Healthcare Section, Tech & Startup Section

Practicing the Law of Music 

Representing NYC - NYC Law Department

United Nations

Veteran’s Rights

Director of Externships and Field-Based Learning

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Liliana Vaamonde

Director Externships and Field-Based Learning

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