Semester-in-Practice Externship

The Semester in Practice Externship is accepting applications for the Spring 2017 semester.  This is a capstone experience for those intending to practice in the civil litigation context.  Students are placed in some of the top trial practice firms in the Los Angeles area.  The benefits of the opportunity are multifold, but highlights include: shadowing at depositions, mediations, arbitrations, court appearances and trials and some legal research and legal drafting .

Because of the limited number of placements available, the process will be competitive and will take into account your experience, academic record and expressed interest in civil litigation.  Students entering as 3Ls or 4Es OR students registered for the Civil Litigation and Advocacy Concentration receive priority for the Semester in Practice Externship.

Download the application here.  

The application deadline is Monday, October 10, 2016.  Please note the application deadline has been extended to Monday, October 17, 2016

Please also sign up for an interview using the link on the left side of the TWEN page for Semester in Practice Externship - Spring 2017.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, October 5 [for those who submit their applications early] and also on Thursday, October 13 and Monday, October 17, 2016 in Founders Hall 225.

For more information, please contact Prof. Barbara Schwerin at or 213.736.1139.