The Law and Business Externship provides students with the opportunity to observe, participate in, analyze, and reflect upon the work of a business lawyer or business professional. Students perform fieldwork under the supervision of a lawyer in a company or law firm setting.
Faculty will assist students in finding field placements and students are encouraged to seek placements of interest to them. Fieldwork supervision must be provided by an attorney, and students receiving credit for the externship may not be paid for their work.
In addition to doing fieldwork, students meet as a group with the professor on a regular basis during the semester. Class sessions cover topics relating to the work of a business lawyer or business professional.
Students interested in registering for the course must complete a placement preference form (see link below) and obtain the professor’s approval for registration by emailing the form to Donna Rauch. Students may not drop this course after being assigned an externship placement.