Students Flock to 2009 Externship Fair
More than 100 Washington, D.C. area law students stopped by the Columbus School of Law on Nov. 2 to drop off their resumes, chat with recruiters and research potential post-graduate career paths at the 6th annual inter-school Externship Fair, held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the law school’s atrium.
Nearly 50 employers were represented. Externship exhibitors included the Department of Justice, Civil Division, Office of Immigration Litigation; the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Public Defender for the City of Alexandria, the Center for Legal Empowerment, Accountability and Reform, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Mint; the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies 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.