With the many health care resources in the Chicago area, students are afforded an exciting opportunity to work with experts in the industry through Loyola's prestigious externship program. Externships are available to all campus JD and LLM in Health Law students on a for-credit or volunteer basis.
JD Student Externships
JD students wishing to earn course credit for a health law externship must register for the Health Law Externship course through the Loyola Externship Program. Details about enrolling for externship credit can be found here. The externship course program is administered by Josie Gough, Director of Experiential Learning, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JD students wishing to complete a volunteer health law externship should state this in their application materials. While many health law sites welcome volunteer externs, others require that students be enrolled for course credit. It is the responsibility of the student to verify whether an externship site will accept a volunteer extern.
LLM Student Externships
Every full-time campus LLM in Health Law candidate must complete an externship for credit. Students enrolled in the part-time LLM program may elect to complete an externship. Please visit the LLM Curriculum page for detailed requirements. LLM students may earn up to 3 externship credits.
The LLM in Health Law externship program is overseen by Megan Bess, Beazley Institute Assistant Director. LLM students should use the LLM in Health Law Externship Guide to apply for externships. Once an LLM student obtains externship placement, they must submit the Graduate Law Programs Course Approval Form to Megan Bess to be enrolled for credit.
Individual Forms from the Externship Guide are available as PDF documents below:
Acceptance Form (to be signed by supervisor)
Mid-Term Evaluation (to be completed by supervisor)
Final Evaluation (to be completed by supervisor)
Externship Student Evaluation
Approved Health Law Externship Sites
Students interested in obtaining a health law externship should review information about the available sites here. Please note that individual site requirements may vary and some require that a student be enrolled for credit.
All students are encouraged to consult with Megan Bess, Beazley Institute Assistant Director, about their application process and to determine appropriate sites for their interests and skill level. Placements are made on a first come, first served basis. Students should select and prepare materials for their top 3 site choices according to the instructions listed in the site's description. It is critical that students follow the instructions for applying. Students are generally expected to accept the first externship offer they receive.