The Catholic University of America


Students Turn Out for Spring Clinics and Externships Fair

Résumés in hand, dozens of Catholic University law school students spent the afternoon of Feb. 27 on a fact-finding mission, exploring externship possibilities with more than 30 exhibitors who participated in the Spring Clinics and Externships Fair, held in the atrium of the Columbus School of Law.

Students shuttled among the tables, asking questions of the on-site representatives to get a better sense of what specific skills and duties were required. First-year students especially were strongly encouraged to participate and secure summer placements.
Catholic University’s legal externship program is among the most extensive in the nation, offering students hundreds of hands-on, experiential opportunities over the years. The program has a strong history of developing marketable practice skills to students, and also often leading to post-graduate offers of employment.
The Spring Clinics and Externships Fair was planned and organized by Suraya Adam, Office of Clinical Programs, and Professor Sandy Ogilvy, Coordinator of Clinical Programs.

 Exhibitors Included:

Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, General Counsel
Asylum Support (Helping Hands)
Columbus Community Legal Services
Congressional Research Service, American Law Division
DC Law Students in Court, Criminal Division
Department of Homeland Security / Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Department of Justice, Division, Office of Immigration Litigation
District of Columbia Department of Human Resources, Workforce Development Association
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Administrative Judge Richard Schneider
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), International
Innocence Project Clinic
International Roundtable on Trade and Competition Policy, Inc.
National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Labor Division
National Crime Victim Bar Association, National Center for Victims of Crime
National Geographic Channel, Business and Legal Affairs
National Labor Relations Board, Division of Operations-Management
PCIA—the Wireless Infrastructure Association, Government Affairs

Peace Corps Office of Inspector General, Legal Counsel
Public Defender Service for District of Columbia, Mental Health Division
Telecommunications Industry Association, Policy Department
The Office of General Counsel, Division of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer
The World Bank, Office of Integrity Vice Presidency - East Asia Pacific
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Refugee, Asylum and International Operations (RAIO)
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Office of Immigration Litigation, Appellate Section
U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of the Chief Counsel
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Legal Counsel
U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security
U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, Office of General Counsel
United States Court of Federal Claims, Office of Special Masters
United States Small Business Administration, the Office of Advocacy
Voice on the Net Coalition