Legal Externship Program

Information for Supervisors

Thank you for your interest in learning more about Denver Law’s Legal Externship Program. Sharing your skills, knowledge, and experiences is a critically valuable asset to students as they learn to make the transition from law student to lawyer. When you join our program, you not only provide students with the opportunity to do real legal work, but also guide, mentor, and train the next generation of lawyers.

Specifically, Supervisors help students establish, and then realize, learning goals by providing practical, hands on legal experience in a real-world work environment. Supervisors ensure the experience for the student is educational, offering plenty of constructive feedback and limiting administrative/clerical duties to no more than 10% of the extern’s workload. Supervisors integrate externs into their offices as much as possible and commit to engaging with them on a regular basis.

Denver Law also offers a capstone externship opportunity to 3L students. The Semester in Practice (SiP) program gives students the opportunity to develop practice skills by fulfilling 15 credits (12 field work credits plus a three credit graded seminar). Students work full time during the externship (40 hours per week). Please click here for additional information about the SiP program.

In accordance with new ABA standards, for summer 2017 and beyond, students can now be supervised by either lawyers or non-lawyers, pending approval. Students can receive both pay and credit simultaneously. All externship placements must provide a substantial lawyering experience that is reasonably similar to the experience of a lawyer advising or representing a client or engaging in other lawyering tasks. All supervisors must have at least 5 years of experience relevant to their field. Supervisors from all areas of practice are welcome.

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Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208