The Catholic University of America


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.
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Capitol Hill and Political Externships

    •  Republican Governors Association
      Republican National Lawyers Association
      U.S. House Budget Committee
      U.S. Representative Robert Andrews
    •  U.S. Representative Frank Kratovil
    •  White House Domestic Policy Council
    •  House Judiciary Committee
Government Externships
      D.C. Public Schools, Urban Education Leaders
      Internship Program, Office of the Chancellor
      Federal Communications Commission
      Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office
      U.S. Coast Guard Office of Maritime & International Law
      U.S. Office of Special Counsel, Hatch Act Unit
      U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
      U.S. Department of Justice
      Environment & Natural Resources
      Community Relations Service
      U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control D.C.
       Sentencing and Criminal Code Revision Commission
      District of Columbia Public Schools
Judicial Externships
      Executive Office for Immigration Review, Headquarters Immigration Court
      Superior Court of the District of Columbia                                                     
      The Honorable John Ramsey Johnson
      The Honorable Judith N. Macaluso
      The Honorable Heidi M. Pasichow
       U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, U.S. Magistrate Judge
        William G. Connelly
       Judicial Intern for Judge Mott, Civil Division, D.C. Superior Court
       Judicial Intern for Judge Ramsey Johnson, Civil Division, D.C. 
        Superior Court
       Clerked for the Honorable Patricia A. Broderick, Family Division, D.C.
        Superior Court
       Judicial Intern, Judge Dayson, D.C. Superior Court
Law Firms, Corporations and Non-Profit Organizations
       ABA Governmental Affairs Office
       American Council of Trustees and Alumni
       Americans United for Life
       Bromberg Law & Associates
       Center for Law and Education
       D.C. Appleseed Center for Law & Justice
       Fair Vote
       Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
       National Center for Victims of Crime
       National Geographic Channel
       Service Employees International Union
       SmithBucklin Corporation
       Women Empowered Against Violence
       World Organization for Human Rights
       USAFair Vote: The Center for Voting and Democracy
       Americans United for Life
       Service Employees International Union, Office of General Counsel
       World Bank Anti-Corruption Team
       M.C. Thomas and Associates PC
       Legal Aid Society New Orleans
       Vorys, Sater, Seymore & Pease
       Vera Institute for Justice
       Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Public Defenders
       Fairfax County Public Defender Office
       Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Prince George’s County
       Montgomery County Public Defender
       D.C. Public Defender Service, Juvenile Services Program
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:
Advocacy for the Elderly
Criminal Prosecution Clinic
D.C. Law Students in Court (DCLSIC)
Families and the Law Clinic
General Practice Clinic
Immigration Litigation Clinic
Innocence Project Clinic



Alisa Huth ’11, with externship supervisor Bel Leong Hong, Chair of the Asian American and Pacific Islanders Democratic Caucus, and

Governor Martin O’Malley (MD)


Casey Wallace, ’12
Refugee Law Project,
Kampala, Uganda

Institutes and Special Programs Contact Information

Phone: 202-319-6081

Fax: 202-319-4004


Mailing Address:

Office of Institues and Special Programs
The Catholic University of America
Columbus School of Law

Washington, DC 20064

Constantia Dedoulis
Director of Institutes and Special Programs


Montgomery County
Public Defender Office