Field Placement Department

Rebecca Delfino discusses the importance of practical skills training in law school.

The Field Placement Program offers students a wide range of opportunities to experience the actual operation of legal institutions, to explore the nature of the attorney-client relationship and to refine the lawyering skills they will use as future attorneys under the supervision of an experienced lawyer or judge.

Field placements expose students to particular areas of practice through work in specialized offices, including the judiciary, public interest organizations, government offices and a limited number of private firms and corporations.  As externs, students more fully develop their legal research and writing skills, interact with clients and develop practical skills in oral advocacy and courtroom procedure.

General Field Placement Information

Field Placement Opportunities

For Referral lists relating to Judicial, Government or Public Interest please go to 12twenty's Resource Library.

1L's Summer Field Placement Judicial Application Tracking Form

Cover Letter

Learn more about field placements by clicking on the links on the left.