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Fifty Employers Attend Law School’s Winter-Spring Externship Fair


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The promising equation of motivated law students brandishing impressive résumés and employers happy to offer them on the job training worked its magic once again on Jan. 16, as fifty area legal employers staffed tables, met with students, answered their questions and assessed their credentials at the law school’s spring Externship Fair. 

The biannual fair provides an opportunity for Catholic University law students to investigate externships that award class credit, but that also provide vital professional connections and real world legal experience that supplements classroom learning.
Many kinds of legal paths are represented by the employers, including positions within the government, at federal agencies, within the military and judiciary systems, and working for private advocacy organizations.
The Columbus School of Law offers one of the most extensive legal externship programs in the United States, structured to take full advantage of many student learning options that are unique to attending law school in Washington, D.C.
Each year more than 200 students earn course credits by working at non-profit organizations, government agencies, in congressional offices, for judges, law firms, trade associations and corporations.
The law school’s faculty is especially well suited to supporting its externship program. Several members have jointly authored the only available textbook for use in law school externship seminars, titled Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs.

CUA LAW Spring 2014 Externship
Participating Organizations



AARP-Legal Counsel for the Elderly
AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women
Association of Public Television Stations
CASA de Maryland Legal Department
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
COMPTEL Policy Department
Columbus Community Legal Services
Columbus School of Law Immigration Litigation Clinic
CUA Compliance and Ethics Program
CUA Innocence Project Clinic & Clemency Project
CUA Office of General Counsel
DC Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of General Counsel
DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
Erickson Immigration Group
Employment Based Immigration
Federal Communications Commission
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
FINRA Department of Enforcement
Hogar Immigrant Services - Catholic Charities Arlington Legal Services Program
International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
Koons Family Institute on International Law & Policy
Legal Services Corporation
Montgomery County Office of the State's Attorney, District Court Screening Unit
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Office of Legal Counsel
National Center for Victims of Crime
National Crime Victim Bar Association
Neighborhood Legal Service Program
Prince George's County Office of the State's Attorney District Court
Prince George's County Police Department
Office of the Inspector General
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
SBA Office of Advocacy
Interagency Affairs
Sexual Assault Legal Institute
The World Bank
Integrity Vice Presidency
Torture Survivor Support Coalition
Pro Bono Asylum Program
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Caribbean Unit
U.S. Air Force/JAG Recruiting Branch
U.S. Army Jag Corps
Judge Advocate Recruiting Office
U.S. Court of Federal Claims "Vaccine Court" Office of Special Masters
U.S. Department of Education Office of the General Counsel
U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney's Office
U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division Office of Immigration Litigation Appellate Section
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division Office of Immigration Litigation - District Court Section
U.S. Department of Justice Office of Foreign Litigation
U.S. General Services Administration Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
U.S. Office of Personnel Management Office of the General Counsel
U.S. Office of Special Counsel
U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Vera Institute of Justice DC Office
Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
Alexandria Public Defender Office