Rules Governing Externships
At Denver Law, you have numerous ways to participate in experiential learning opportunities and to gain practical knowledge. With more than 450 placements a year, our externship program is one of the biggest and most robust programs in the country, offering students an effective and comprehensive bridge to go from law student to lawyer.
Legal externships specifically refer to monitored legal and law-related work experiences in which the placement is outside of the law school (versus working in an in-house clinic or as part of a lab with a faculty member). In externships, students get real-world working experience while establishing intentional learning goals and reflecting actively on what is learned throughout their experience under the guidance of both a Faculty Supervisor and Supervising Attorney in the field. Students earn credit for their fieldwork and a corresponding in-class academic seminar.
For the most up-to-date information on requirements, enrollment process, academic seminars, and to find an externship, visit the Information for Students page on the Legal Externship Program’s website.