Field placements or externships that qualify for credit through our externship program are unpaid part-time student positions in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, judges’ chambers, in-house counsel offices, and law firms. Externs must work unpaid under the personal direction of a supervising attorney or judge. Externs must work 10-15 hours/week each week of the spring or fall semester, or at least 20 hours/week for 8 weeks in the summer term. They receive academic credit and take a co-requisite seminar exploring the practice they observe and participate in. Supervising attorneys and judges should provide substantive legal work equivalent to what an entry-level attorney would do; give the students feedback on written and other work throughout the semester and discuss the written goals memo students write at the beginning of the term; make time for exposing students to the broad context of the work whenever possible (e.g. in meetings and conference calls), and for answering questions; try to assign students legal writing to fulfill their externship writing requirement; and fill out an end-of-term evaluation. I understand the requirements of an unpaid externship Employers who avail themselves of the services of Cardozo's Center for Career Advancement and Professionalism must comply with this Policy.
*Cardozo LL.M. students possess either a U.S. or foreign law degree. LL.M. program start dates are in both the Fall and Spring.
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