Legal Externship Program

Program Requirements

If you have completed a minimum of 28 credits, congratulations! You are eligible to enroll in an externship at Denver Law. You can do an externship within the state of Colorado, throughout the country, or even internationally!

You may complete an externship for 2 to 6 field credits. Each credit corresponds to 50 hours of work and thus you can work from 100 hours to 300 hours. Generally, you are limited to 15 externship field credits during your time at Denver Law. Field credits are counted as part of your overall out-of-class credits, which is limited to 25.

Please note: If you intend to start your externship more than 2 weeks after the start of the fall or spring semester, or 1 week after the start of the summer semester, you must advise the Externship Office. This does not apply to Semester in Practice – you must start your externship the first week of the semester if in SIP.

If you are a 3L in the Semester in Practice Program, you work full-time and your externship field credit limit throughout your time at Denver Law increases to 19 credits.

To enhance your experience, first-time externs are also required to enroll in a corresponding academic seminar and all externs participate in reflective and assessment assignments.