Deadline: Spring 2022 DC Externship Application

Oct 2021

Apply by 4 p.m. on October 4, 2021.

The Externship on the Federal Government: Semester in Washington, DC provides a valuable hands-on complement to the Law School’s more conventional courses in public law. Externs apply to participating federal government law offices or Washington, D.C.-based nonprofits on a guided basis following admission to the externship.

The externship is open to third-year J.D. candidates in the fall semester and second- and third-year J.D. candidates in the spring. 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.

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Rachel Pauley

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