About

The Corporate Counsel Externship gives students a chance to explore the practice of law from the perspective of an in-house counsel. It benefits not only students interested in an in-house career but also those who will work in law firms and deal with in-house counsel as their primary client contact. Students will be placed in an in-house legal department and will work under the guidance of a supervising attorney. During the fall and spring semesters, students will attend a weekly seminar, which supplements the work experience with readings, discussion, and practical skill assignments. The externship runs slightly differently in the summer because summer placements may be out of state. The corporate counsel externship program offers a list of placements, but students may also initiate their own placements, with approval and input from the coordinator of the corporate counsel externship program, Carol Morgan. Organizations participating in the externship include publicly-traded companies, private companies, governmental entities, and non-profit organizations.