In 1993, six Los Angeles area ABA-accredited law schools formed a consortium, the Greater Los Angeles Consortium on Externships (GLACE). In 2005, GLACE welcomed Chapman University School of Law in Orange County as a GLACE member and later welcomed Western State University College of Law and U.C. Irvine Shool of Law. The primary purpose was to develop joint standards for the field supervision of externs by field supervisors, judicial clerks and research attorneys.
That goal was accomplished with the preparation and adoption of the GLACE Supervision Manual for Field Placement Supervisors (see link on this page). The GLACE Field Supervision Manual has received national attention and a version of it has been adopted by many law schools throughout the country with off-campus externship programs.
A secondary and continuing goal adopted by GLACE is to provide our valuable field supervisors with as much information and support as we can to facilitate effective education and mentoring of our students. This website is for you, our field supervisors. It is currently a work in progress, so be patient with us as we continue to add resources and information. We have already posted contact information so you can easily access the faculty and support staff for each of our externship programs.
Help us prepare our externs!
If you are supervising any of our externs, please take a moment to assist us in preparing our externs for the field experience by completing the survey found at the Help Us Prepare Our Externs link on the menu bar at the left. Your input as field supervisors in the past resulted in many programmatic changes for GLACE law schools (see the article that resulted from your last survey input at the menu bar on the left entitled Our Publications and Other Resources), and we look forward to your input and suggestions to keep our programs dynamic.