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The Externship Program is an experiential course in which students earn 1, 2, or 3 academic credits for legal work performed at a court, government agency, or non-profit legal organization under the supervision of an attorney. The Externship Program is offered during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters and offered to students following the 1L year. Law students may apply for placements in a wide range of legal fields. Students can also select from a limitless array of self-created summer externships anywhere in the U.S. The required externship seminar gives students the opportunity to reflect upon their field work, share their experiences with one another, and develop skills and professional values for use at their placements and beyond. Students receive both instruction and real-world experience in essential skills such as research and writing, legal problem-solving and analysis, cross-cultural competence, and professionalism. Over the course of the semester, students produce written work product for their field placement, submit regular journal entries for the seminar, and assess themselves on individualized learning goals they develop. Students are selected for participation in the program through an application process and must receive an offer from a qualifying placement prior to enrollment.  

*Please review the FAQ and placement information below*

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Externship Applications

Students may now apply for externship opportunities. 

Fall 2023 Application

  • Deadline: April 21, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the externship program. The FAQs serve as a detailed guide to assist during the application process. For any questions not listed, contact Career Development.

Apply for Externships

Learn about the externship application. Apply on Loyola's internal form to indicate your interest in externship. Then, meet with Career Development to work on your applications for externship placements.


Externship Placements

Learn more about the many externship opportunities:

Externships - Active Placements

Self-Created Externships



Professor Davida Finger

Clinic Director
Office: Broadway Building Room 316A
Ph: (504) 861-5596 / Email: