Externships provide law students with opportunities to practice law by doing legal work in tandem with an attorney or judge mentor in private law firms, courts, corporations, government agencies, and other settings. While earning academic credit, the student will interview and counsel clients, do legal research, draft memoranda and other legal documents, conduct factual investigation, and, at times, advocate in court as a certified student attorney.
Concurrently, the law student also participates in classroom sessions with peers in externships in similar legal disciplines. I will be facilitating these small group sessions for students in health law externships. These sessions will give you opportunities to discuss your experiences and expand your understanding of the challenges inherent in a legal career. You also complete a series of reflective assignments to support this learning and further integrate the "theory-to-practice" goals of externships.