Gathering Experience for the Future
More than 100 Washington, D.C. area law students stopped by the Columbus School of Law on Nov. 11 to drop off their resumes, chat with recruiters and research potential post-graduate career paths at the 5th annual inter-school Externship Fair, held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the law school's atrium.
Nearly 50 employers were represented. Externship exhibitors included Office of Federal Operations, Appellate Review Programs; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Legal Counsel for the Elderly; D.C. Superior Court; the ABA's Commission on Domestic Violence; the Justice Department, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network; the Climate Law and Policy Project; Medstar Health; the
Prince George's County Attorney's Office, National Geographic Channel and many others.
An externship, identical to an internship, is a law school term that describes a program in which the onsite student workers are supervised by lawyers who are not faculty members.
The inter-school consortium that cooperatively runs the Externship Fair includes the
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; George Washington University Law School; Howard University School of Law and the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.