One of the many virtues of joining the Securities Law Program is the wide variety of legal externships in the field of securities law available in and around the capital. These externships can be taken for credit or not for credit (though at least one has to be taken for credit). Some externships are compensated.

Externships are with the government, trade associations, self-regulatory authorities, or other securities industry companies.

Below are various locations in which students from the Securities Law Program have interned in recent years:

  • The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)  
  • The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  • The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Associations (SIFMA)
  • North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)
  • The Investment Advisor’s Associations (IAA)
  • The Small Business Association (SBA)
  • The London Stock Exchange (LSE) (in North America)
  • E*Trade Financial
  • The Federal Reserve Board (FRB)
  • Motley Fool Stock Advisor
  • Investment Company Institute (ICI)
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • The Rock Creek Group (Global Investment Managers)
  • Bloomberg News (Government Relations and Regulatory Issues)