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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 fieldwork 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.

New Way to Earn Experiential Credit for an Independent Placement

FALL EXTERNSHIPS

SPRING EXTERNSHIPS

Arts/IP

  • Arts and Entertainment Law



     

Arts/IP

  • Arts and Entertainment Law
  • Practicing the Law of Music

Civil Litigation

  • Environmental Practice
  • Harlem Economic Justice
  • Housing Justice: The Right to Counsel in Housing Court
  • N.Y. Attorney General's Office Employment Law and Civil Litigation Skills (year long)
  • N.Y. Attorney General's Office Social and Environmental Justice
  • NY State AG Office Economics Law Enforcement

Civil Litigation

  • Environmental Practice
  • Harlem Economic Justice
  • N.Y. Attorney General's Office Social and Environmental Justice
  • NY State OAG Antitrust Enforcement
  • Representing NYC - NYC Law Department

 

 

Community-Based Lawyering and Social Change

  • Harlem Economic Justice
  • Housing Justice: The Right to Counsel in Housing Court
  • Law, Power and Social Change
  • NAACP Racial Justice

Community-Based Lawyering and Social Change

  • Harlem Economic Justice
  • Law, Power and Social Change

 

 

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

  • Harlem Economic Justice
  • Housing Justice: The Right to Counsel in Housing Court
  • NY State AG Office Financial Enforcement and Economic Justice

Economic Justice

  • Harlem Economic Justice
  • Housing Justice: The Right to Counsel in Housing Court
  • NY State OAG Antitrust Enforcement

Externship on the Federal Government

See webpage

 

Family and Immigration Defense

  • Immigration Defense
     

Family and Immigration Defense

  • Immigration Youth Advocacy

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, Startup Section
  • United Nations

 

 

 

 

Non-Litigation or Transactional

  • Arts and Entertainment Law
  • In-House Counsel:  Corporate and Healthcare Section
  • Practicing the Law of Music 
  • Representing NYC - NYC Law Department
  • United Nations
  • Veteran’s Rights

Director of Externships and Field-Based Learning

Liliana Vaamonde

Director Externships and Field-Based Learning

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