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Fall Externship Fair Packed with Area Law Students


It could be the economy, the impressive variety of externship opportunities or a combination of both, but the fall 2010 externship fair hosted by Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law on Nov. 8 was the largest yet.
The law school’s Keelty Atrium was thronged with externship-seekers, who at one point formed a registration line that nearly stretched out of the building.
As it has been for the past several years, the event was sponsored by three D.C. area law schools, including Catholic University’s law school, Howard University’s law school and the University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law.
Looking their professional best, hundreds of law students circulated between nearly sixty tables of exhibitors, dropping off resumes, speaking with representatives and learning more about externship opportunities within government, associations, foundations and the private sector.
Typically, an externship is an on-site work opportunity that offers students class credit and invaluable real life legal experience. It is not uncommon for a stellar student to receive an offer of post-graduate employment, which is naturally a significant draw for the program.
For their part, employers benefit from free, competent and highly motivated assistance from future lawyers. Catholic University offers a legal externship fair during the fall and spring semesters.
The most recent exhibitors included:
American Association of Retired Persons, Legal Counsel for the Elderly
American Association of University Professors, Legal Department
Bureau of Prison, Office of the General Council
CAIR Coalition, Office of Legal Services
Center for Religious Immigration and Protection
Circuit Court, Chambers of Judge Nichols Jr.
Columbus Community Legal Services
Congress, Representative Ed Towns Office
DC Law Students in Court
Department of Energy, Office of Assistant General Counsel
Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services
Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
Department of Justice, Office of Civil Rights
Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges
District Court & Domestic Violence Unit, Criminal Prosecution Clinic
District of Columbia, Office of the General Counsel
Federal Aviation Administration, Office of the chief counsel
Foundation Title, Managing Attorney’s Office
Gambling Compliance, Legislative and Policy Sector
Kids in Need of Defense
Mahoney & Jeffrey, PLLC
Maryland’s Office of the Public Defender
Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office
Mooney, Green, Baker & Saindon, P.C.
Mowry & Grimson
Office of Administrative Hearing, DC Government
Reed Smith, Global Law Firm
Souza, LLC
Tech America, Legal Department
The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies
The American Bar Association, Commission on Immigration
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrialized Organizations
The American Podiatric Medical Association
The Criminal Prosecution Clinic
The Innocence Project Clinic
The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
The Military Archdiocese
The National Association of Home Builders, Legal Affairs
The National Center for Victims of Crime, Stalking Resource Center
The National Geographic Channel
The National Science Foundation Title
The Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration
The Office of Police Complaints
The Public Defender Service for the District of Colombia
The Telecommunications Industry Association
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The United States Department of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation
The United States Maritime Administration
The US Merit Systems Protection Board Office of General Counsel
United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights
United States Department of Labor, Civil Rights Center
United States District Court, U.S. Probation Office
United States Navy
United States of Personnel Management, Office of the General Counsel
Women Empowered Against Violence