Students participating in externships will work with a non-profit organization, court or government agency. Students are not eligible for credit with private firms or attorneys until the second externship and only with the approval of the externship director.  Tasks undertaken during the externship may include research, writing, analyzing, and assisting counsel or judges. Depending upon the extern program, students may go to court to represent a client or agency.

Each student is required to work at the designated placement at least 120 hours a semester. 

In addition to the hours required for the individual placements, there is a mandatory orientation session at the law school and mandatory group meetings with the externship professor each semester.  All extern participants are required to keep a weekly journal of their work. Participants must also submit several reflective papers over the course of the semester. 

Questions about the externship program should be directed to:  Rebecca Nowak, Director, Clinical Operations and Outreach simkinrg@udmery.edu or (313) 596-9409.

Externship eligibility rules

Possible externship offerings

Read our Student Testimonials about our externships.

Externship FAQ Sheet for Students

Externships Site Supervisor Guidelines

Extern Final Evaluation Form