Externship Opportunities

 Current Externship Openings:

 Comprehensive pre-approved externship opportunities exist in the judiciary, government agencies and public interest law agencies. ‌‌

These clinics are offered every semester and will satisfy your pro-bono graduation requirement when enrolled in 2 units once a “pass” grade is received.

 

The State Income Tax Clinic

California State Board of Equalization Tax Appeals Assistance Clinic (TAAP Program):Law students assist taxpayers with their state income tax appeals before the State Board of Equalization. Students work under the supervision of an attorney working in the State Board of Equalization Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate Program. A goal of the program is to provide participating interns with practical experience and knowledge about preparing an appeal and representing taxpayers before the Board of Equalization. The class can be taken for one or two units. Two units (either taken at the same time or taken at the rate of one unit for two semesters) also completes the pro bono requirement. The class meets on campus every other week, usually on Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Students need not be focusing on tax law to participate. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to the supervising attorney, Craig Shaltes Craig.shaltes@boe.ca.gov. Location: On-Campus TBD

 The Sales & Use Tax Clinic

California State Board of Equalization Tax Appeals Assistance Program Business Taxes Section: After training by, and under the supervision of, State Board of Equalization attorneys, student’s will staff the Tax Appeals Assistance Program Business Taxes Section, which provides representation, without charge, to members of the public who have qualifying sales and use tax matters pending before the Board. Students will conduct client interviewing and counseling, write legal memorandum and briefs, and may have the opportunity to represent clients/taxpayers at appeals conferences and oral hearings before the Board. The clinic is taught year round. The class can be taken for one or two units. Two units (either taken at the same time or taken at the rate of one unit for two semesters) also completes the pro bono requirement. The class meets on campus every other week, usually on Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Students need not be focusing on tax law to participate.    If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to the supervising attorney Michael Larkin  Michael.larkin@boe.ca.gov. Location: On-Campus TBD

NOTE: Your application materials (i.e., resume and cover letter) must be reviewed before sending them out.  Both the Externship Department and Career Development Department are available to conduct those reviews.  In addition, if you are interested in earning units for any of these opportunities, please note that a verified Loyola GPA of 2.33 is required for a part-time externship and a GPA of 3.33 is required for a full-time externship.  If you apply and accept an offer, please see Ms. Camille Toomer (Camille.toomer@lls.edu) in Founders Hall 240 for enrollment assistance. If you have not confirmed an externship when registration begins for semester in which you have applied, we recommend that you enroll in a full slate of classes. When you confirm your externship, Ms. Toomer will assist you to enroll and drop the classes that you wish to drop.