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Externship Program

DePaul Law Field Placement Program
The Externship Program is a central part of students' experiential learning at the College of Law. Externships allow students to gain valuable practice and skills experience working on-site with various government agencies, members of the judiciary, nonprofit and for-profit organizations and private law firms. Students register for a 2, 3 or 4 credit hour Externship to work on-site with the Externship organization or entity. Students can select an existing externship or work with the Externship Director to create one specifically suited to the practice interests of the student.

The Externship Program is available to upper-level students who have completed 28 or more credit hours (most full-time 2L law students), who are in good academic standing and has at least a 2.0 GPA.

Students can complete externships in the spring, summer and fall. Students are limited to two semesters of participation, but if an externship takes place in summer, students may register for up to three semesters of externship credit.

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Elizabeth Boe
Externship Program Manager
808 O'Malley
Phone: (312) 362-8386
eboe@depaul.edu​​​​​