The LPP Program takes advantage of its location in Washington, D.C. to help place students in federal and local government agencies, on Capitol Hill, at nonprofit organizations, and for judges, law firms or corporations. Through their externships, LPP students gain hands-on experience in the processes by which public policy is formulated in our nation’s capitol.

Capitol Hill and Political Externships

  • Congressman Michael McCaul
  • Republican Governors Association
  • Republican National Lawyers Association
  • U.S. House Budget Committee
  • U.S. House Judiciary Committee
White House Domestic Policy Council
  • Government Externships
  • D.C. Public Schools, Office of the General Counsel
  • D.C. Sentencing Commission
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office
  • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
  • U.S. Coast Guard Office of Maritime & International Law
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Service
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
  • U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Headquarters
  • U.S. Office of Special Counsel, Hatch Act Unit
Judicial Externships
  • Executive Office for Immigration Review, Headquarters Immigration Court
  • The Honorable Patricia A. Broderick, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Family
  • Division
  • The Honorable Dayna Dayson, Superior Court of the District of Columbia
  • The Honorable Judith N. Macaluso, Superior Court of the District of Columbia
  • The Honorable Peter J. Messitte, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • The Honorable Heidi M. Pasichow, Superior Court of the District of Columbia
  • The Honorable John Ramsey Johnson, Superior Court of the District of Columbia U.S.
  • Magistrate Judge William G. Connelly (Ret.),U.S. District Court for the District of
  • Maryland
Law Firms, Corporations and Non-Profit Organizations
  • ABA Governmental Affairs Office
  • American Council of Trustees and Alumni
  • Americans United for Life
  • Break the Cycle
  • Bromberg Law & Associates
  • Center for Law and Education
  • D.C. Appleseed Center for Law & Justice
  • The Heritage Foundation Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies
  • Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
  • Legal Aid Society New Orleans
  • M.C. Thomas and Associates PC
  • National Center for Victims of Crime
  • National Geographic Channel
  • The Obama Foundation
  • Service Employees International Union, Office of General Counsel
  • SmithBucklin Corporation
  • USAFair Vote: The Center for Voting and Democracy
  • Vera Institute for Justice
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymore & Pease
  • Women Empowered Against Violence
  • World Bank Anti-Corruption Team
  • World Organization for Human Rights
Public Defenders
  • Fairfax County Public Defender Office
  • Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and Anne Arundel County
  • D.C. Public Defender Service, Juvenile Services Program
CUA Legal Clinics
Some LPP students fulfill one of the two externship requirements for the certificate by enrolling in one of CUA's fine clinical programs, which allow students to provide direct services to indigent people and to appear in court. These include:
  • Families and the Law Clinic
  • Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Clinic
  • Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
  • Veterans Advocacy and Estate Planning Clinic
  • Innocence Project Clinic and Clemency Project
  • Criminal Prosecution Clinic
  • D.C. Law Students in Court: Criminal/Juvenile Division Clinic