The primary objectives of the externship program of the Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, are to enhance students’ learning through practice experience and critical reflection.
Our program enables students to earn academic credit while advancing their legal training at field placements that students themselves select, subject to program approval. This structure encourages students to take advantage of the wide array of legal opportunities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and gain practice experience that is tailored to their interests and professional goals. Through teaching methods such as reflective writing assignments, seminar or tutorial meetings, and oral presentations, externship program faculty guide students in considering issues including:
Site supervisors support students in their fieldwork by offering hands-on guidance and ongoing feedback as students apply and build upon their substantive legal training and develop legal skills such as research, writing, legal analysis, investigation, interviewing, counseling, negotiation, problem solving, communication, and advocacy.
In all of these ways, CUA Law’s externship program prepares students to become ethical, effective, practice-ready lawyers.
Employers also can network with interested students by attending our annual Externship Fair. Find out more details about this year's Externship Fair and RSVP here.
Students interested in earning academic credit for an externship placement can learn more about externship opportunities and program policies by reviewing our student handbook.
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