Externship on the Federal Government: Semester in Washington, D.C.

Open to third-year J.D. candidates in the fall semester and second- and third-year J.D. candidates in the spring.

This full-semester offering provides a valuable hands-on complement to the Law School’s more conventional courses in public law. The Externship enables students to integrate their public law education in an applied setting. Externs apply to participating federal government law offices or Washington, D.C.-based nonprofits on a guided basis following admission to the Externship. Admission is by application only. Up to 15 students will be selected. Rachel Pauley, Director of Government Programs and Lecturer in Law, will oversee placements, including the application process and term-time counseling.

The deadline for the Fall 2020 Externship on the Federal Government in Washington, D.C (the “D.C. Externship”) is October 19th at 4pm EST. If you have questions regarding the program or the application, please contact Rachel Pauley.

Spring 2021 Application