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CUA Law Externship Fair

CUA Law Externship and Clinic Fair Draws Over 50 Employers 

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The phrase "Practical, Focused, and Connected" isn't just a tagline, it's the type of legal education the Columbus School of Law strives to provide its students. The Externship and Clinic Fair the Law School hosts each semester is another example of this legal education in action.

The Externship and Clinic Fair connects employers to students. These employers are made up of government agencies, private firms, non-profit organizations, and even CUA Law's own clinics. Some of these employers are also CUA Law alumni. The 2015 Fall Externship and Clinic Fair brought over 50 employers to meet with students on campus, some chose a résumé drop-off option, and others did one-on-one interviews prior to the event.

The externship fair was co-ordinated by Clinical Assistant Professor Lisa Martin, Director of the Experiential Curriculum at the Columbus School of Law. Through CUA Law’s externship program, students earn course credits and get practical skills 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. This valuable exposure to lawyers and legal institutions creates professional relationships, which stretch beyond a student's time in law school. Many use externships to explore and focus on possible career paths and to clarify their professional goals.

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Fall 2015 Externships Represented  

AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women
Amara Legal Center
American Bar Association
Bread for the City
Catholic Charities
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Chesapeake Legal Alliance
Children's National Medical Center
Columbus Community Legal Services
Executive Office of the Mayor
Fairfax County, Virginia
General Services Administration
Innocence Project and Clemency Project
International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children
Investment Adviser Association
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office
National Immigration Law Center
Network for Victim Recovery of DC
Office of the Chief Financial Officer for the District of Columbia
PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association
PG County State's Attorney's Office
Prince George's County Police Department
Public Defender Service for DC
The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
The Catholic University of America
The Catholic University of America
The Clark Law Group, PLLC
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
The World Bank Group

U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Interior - Office of the Inspector General
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commision
U.S. Small Business Administration
United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia
U.S. Air Force JAG Corps



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Administrative Conference of the United States
Federal Communications Commission
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
DC Department of Health