Loyola Externship Program
WHAT IS IT?
The Loyola Externship Program is designed to provide students with practical experience under the supervision of a judge or attorney and a supervising attorney from the School of Law. This program provides students with the opportunity to develop practice ready and problem solving skills while working at an approved field placement outside of the classroom.
Students may select from a variety of externship opportunities. Students may earn 2 or 3 hours of academic credit per semester which may not exceed a total of 6 hours of academic credit during the student’s second or third year of law school. Students will earn a letter grade for the work performed as an extern. Students may not be compensated for work performed as an extern.
Students choosing an externship field placement are required to enroll in an extern seminar course which has been designed to complement the field work performed by the student. This course incorporates and emphasizes professional responsibility and ethics in all classroom assignments and activities.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Extern opportunities for academic credit are available to full-time and part-time law students. Full-time students are required to have completed all required first year courses, including Civil Procedure, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Property, Torts and Legal Writing. Part-time students are required to have completed Civil Procedure, Contracts, Criminal Law, Torts and Legal Writing. Certain field placements may also have additional requirements which must be adhered to in order to qualify for the externship.
WHAT ARE THE TIME REQUIREMENTS?
Students are expected to work at their extern field placement site for a minimum of 110 hours for 2 academic credit hours and a minimum of 165 hours for 3 academic credit hours. In addition, students must attend and fully participate in the extern seminar course. This course is offered 3 times during the week in order to accommodate a student’s schedule. Students meet with their course instructor during the semester on a regularly scheduled basis for 50 minutes per class session.
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