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Fall Externship Fair Draws More Than Forty Employers


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Well-dressed, well-prepared and with CVs at the ready, 126 Catholic University law students turned out for the Fall, 2014 Externship Fair, held in the atrium of the Columbus School of Law on Sept. 23. The group included students from every class year, including two candidates.
Forty area legal employers attended the event, sending representatives to meet and greet students, collect résumés, and answer questions about the kind of legal experience they could offer to the motivated law student. The externship fair was co-ordinated by Professor Lisa Martin, Director of the Experiential Curriculum for the law school.
"We received positive feedback from employers and faculty regarding students’ professional attire and demeanor and assertiveness in approaching employers. Professor Leary shared the excellent news that a few students received offers of employment on the spot," said Martin.
Through CUA Law’s externship program, students earn course credits by working at non-profit organizations, government agencies, in congressional offices, for judges, law firms, trade associations and corporations. Student externs have the opportunity to assist with representation of clients, with legislative and other policy development, and with a wide range of other lawyering activities. Students gain valuable exposure to lawyers and legal institutions. Many students use externships to explore possible career paths and to clarify their professional goals.
More than half of all CUA Law students perform at least one externship during their law school career, and often two or even more.  


Fall 2014 Externships Represented  

AFL-CIO, Legal Department
American Bar Association, Commission on Law and Aging
Bread for the City
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition, Maryland Adult Detainee Program
Capital Privacy Solutions
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Catholic Charities Legal Network
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, Hogar Immigrant Services
Columbus Community Legal Services
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Human Capital
CUA Innocence Project Clinic & Clemency Project
Department of Health, Office of the General Counsel
Federal Communications Commission, Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Chief Counsel
FINRA- Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Internal Revenue Service, Taxpayer Advocate Service
International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
Koons Family Institute on International Law & Policy
Investment Adviser Association
Judge Advocate Recruiting Office, Army JAG Corps
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA), Sexual Assault Legal Institute
Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties
Millennium Challenge Corporation, Office of General Counsel
Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office, District Court/Circuit Court
National Center for Victims of Crime, National Crime Victim Bar Association
National Labor Relations Board, Washington Resident Office
Neighborhood Legal Services Program, Family Law & Public Benefits
North American Securities Administrators Association, Legal Department
Prince Georges County Police Department, Office of Inspector General
Prince Georges County State's Attorney's Office
The Catholic University of America, Office of General Counsel
The World Bank Group, Integrity Vice Presidency
Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition, Pro Bono Asylum Program
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Office of Special Masters
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Departmental Appeals Board
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Educational Opportunities Section
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs
U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, International Prisoner Transfer Unit
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation, District Court Section
U.S. Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office – DC
U.S. Department of Transportation, PHMSA- Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington Field Office, Hearings Unit
U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of the General Counsel
U.S Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Trading and Markets
U.S Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Human Resources
U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, Interagency Affairs