Note on the Registration Deadline
The deadline to register for an externship is the last day of the add/drop period (see the Academic Calendar posted on the Course Schedule for this date).
Students who are unable to return their completed paperwork by the deadline due to external, extenuating, and unforeseen circumstances must complete an Externship Registration Deadline Extension Request by 5:00pm on the last day of add/drop period.
Students initiating registration after the deadline may Petition to Register Past the Externship Registration Deadline. Note that petitions must be approved by the Director of Externships, the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, and the Vice-Dean for Academics.
Step One: Complete an Understanding of Externship Guidelines
Students must review the guidelines and indicate their understanding of the expectations for externs by completing an Understanding of Externship Guidelines.
Step Two: Seek Placement Approval
The Director of Externships, Professor Sophia Hamilton, must approval all placements before students register for an externship. Students may seek approval via one of the options below:
- If this is your first semester at the placement, schedule a meeting with Professor Hamilton
- If you are continuing at a previous placement, complete a Continuing Placement Statement. Professor Hamilton will contact students via email with approval and/or questions
Step Three: Complete a Registration Packet
Students provide their placement and registration information on one of these forms. Students must complete a Registration Packet before each semester of externship.
Step Four: Obtain a Confirmation of Externship Offer
In order to verify the offer of employment and ensure that Field Supervisors are aware that students are receiving academic credit for their work, students must obtain a Confirmation of Externship Offer signed by their Field Supervisor (supervising attorney at their placement). Students may have this form signed in person or request an electronic signature.
Step Five: Return Completed Paperwork
Return all completed paperwork to the Clinical Program Manager in 104B or to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Clinical Program Manager will register students once the registration paperwork has been received. Students must return completed paperwork to the Clinical Program Manager by the last day of the add/drop period, meaning students should initiate registration well before this date.
Students who are unable to return their completed paperwork due to external, extenuating, and unforeseen circumstances must complete an Externship Registration Deadline Extension Request by 5:00pm on the last day of add/drop.