Private Placement Externships

Information and Application Process

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ANTICIPATE EXTERNING WITH A GOVERNMENT ENTITY/NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, PLEASE GO TO LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL'S WEBSITE LINK FOR THE EXTERNSHIP DEPARTMENT.


What is a private placement externship?

It is an opportunity for students to work in a private law firm or office to experience the day-to-day operations of the firm or office and observe lawyers in practice. The externships are available during the academic year and during the summer session, although all students participating in the summer session have to pay for the units on a per-unit basis.

How do students identify a private placement externship?

1.  A student interested in a Private Placement Externship can identify both the law firm or office and an attorney at the firm or office who is willing to serve as a supervisor.  The supervising attorney must agree to meet all law school requirements for the Private Placement Externship including providing assignments and feedback, signing timesheets, assisting the student in identifying externship goals, and completing an evaluation. All Private Placement Externships must be approved in advance by Adjunct Professor Barbara Schwerin at barbara.schwerin@lls.edu.

Please see the link: Private Placement Externship Information and Application Process

2. A student may apply to firms that have submitted applications requesting a student extern. Please see this link:

https://webforms.lls.edu/private-placement-externships

3. If a student receives an offer from one of the firm's listed on this website, the student can then submit the private placement application.  Please see this link: Private Placement Externship Information and Application Process

For more information, please contact Prof. Barbara Schwerin at barbara.schwerin@lls.edu, 213.736.1139 [direct office line] or 562.682.2475 [cell phone].


Disclaimer: Loyola Law School is posting information about the firms/companies as a convenience to the firms/companies and students. Loyola Law School does not endorse any firm/company nor does Loyola Law School have any payment arrangements or preference agreements with any firm/company.