Externship Checklist


  1. Meet with the Director of Externships, Professor Sophia Hamilton, for approval of your externship placement. To schedule an appointment, email Professor Hamilton. For a list of pre-approved placements, click here.

  2. Once your externship position has been approved and secured, complete the appropriate registration packet found in Forms. One of the pages requires your supervisor's signature. Return the completed forms in the form of a PDF to clinicallaw@pepperdine.edu

  3. The Clinical Program Manager will register you for the fieldwork and workshop once the registration paperwork has been received.

Course Content

  1. Keep track of and submit your weekly hours on Tick Timekeeping following the Externship Timekeeping Instructions posted in Forms. Approved timesheets should be submitted by the dates outlined in the syllabus. 

  2. Attend the bi-weekly workshop, faculty advising, or meetings with the Director of Externships (depending on externship experience). 

  3. Upload reflective memos via TWEN by their respective due dates as specified in the syllabus. 

  4. Complete the Student Evaluation at the end of term. 

  5. Follow up with your Work Supervisor to make sure they have completed the Mid-semester and Final evaluations for you. 

When each of these components have been completed, the Director of Externships will assign credit for the units you have earned. One unit of credit is awarded for every 52.5 hours of work in the field.

If you have any questions or problems during your externship, please contact Professor Sophia Hamilton or the Clinical Program Manager in the Clinical Education Program office: (310) 506.7449 or clinicallaw@pepperdine.edu.