Semester-in-Practice Externship

The Semester in Practice Externship is accepting applications for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.  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.

This externship will have a course component.  Information on this will be provided.

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.

Access the application here.

The application deadline is Friday, March 24, 2017.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Raines 125.

Please sign up for an interview using the link on the left side of the TWEN page for Semester in Practice Externship – Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

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