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Abundant Choices for Students at Fall Clinics and Externships Fair

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Many different legal practice areas were represented at the Columbus School of Law’s Fall Clinics and Externships Fair, held on Nov. 13 in the law school’s atrium.

Forty-four externship providers were on hand to meet with students, accept résumés and answer questions about the benefits of a legal externship with their organization.  
 
First-year law students were strongly urged to attend as representatives recruited externs for the spring and summer of 2013. Approximately 120 students were present during the two-hour session.
 
Externships – on site practical work opportunities for class credit that are supervised by legal professionals – are a highly attractive arrangement for both student and employer. Students receive hands-on experience and the opportunity to make professional connections that often lead to postgraduate job offers. Employers receive talented and motivated assistance at little or no cost.
 
As in past years, students had a wide selection of potential externship opportunities to explore. A partial list of representative externship providers included:
 
 
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Personnel Division
AFL-CIO, General Counsel Office
American Podiatric Medical Association
Capital Area Immigrants Rights Coalition
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), Advocacy Section
Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
DC Law Students in Court
Dept. of Insurance, Securities and Banking, Securities Bureau
FCC Media Bureau
FINRA Department of Enforcement
FINRA, Office of the Ombudsman
International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office, District & Circuit Court Units
Office of the Federal Public Defender, ED VA
Peace Corps Office of Inspector General, Legal Counsel
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, USDOT
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Reed Smith LLP
Hon. Michael L. Rankin, DC Superior Court
DC Office of Administrative Hearings
DC Legal Aid Society
US Justice Dept., Office of Immigration Litigation
US Court of Federal Claims, Office of Special Masters
US Justice Dept., Civil Rights Division, Educational Opportunities Section
US Labor Dept., Civil Rights Center
US Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy
Vera Institute of Justice, DC Office
Office of General Counsel, OPM
The World Bank Group, Integrity Vice Presidency
District of Columbia, the Securities Bureau
FCC, Competition Policy Division
US Dept. of Justice, Office of the General Counsel
Columbus Community Legal Services