EXTERNSHIP FACT SHEET
Permanent externships have been approved as individual courses and have the same faculty and field supervisors each semester. Each permanent externship has its own course number, listing and description that do not change. Permanent externships have the prefix LAW 693 and are assigned a section number.
Students apply for permanent externships in accordance with the procedures provided in the course description. Before registering for the course, students must get permission to enroll from the faculty and field supervisors.
AD HOC EXTERNSHIPS
Students may initiate their own field placement or apply for an existing “ad hoc” externship which refers to any non-permanent externship. Ad hoc externships all have the same course number 693 Â§3. All ad hoc externships must be pre-approved by the faculty and field supervisors and the Curriculum Committee. Students must fill out an ad hoc externship form and submit to the Externship Coordinator who will review and forward to the Curriculum Committee for approval. There are separate forms for Corporate & For-Profit and Government & Non-Profit. Please ensure you submit the appropriate form. (See Below)
Ad hoc externship forms: Corporate/For Profit and Gov’t/Non-Profit:
POST FEB BAR EXTERNSHIPS
Post February bar externships are available to both Feb bar takers and non-Feb bar 2L and 3Ls. Feb bar externship placements do not need to be pre-approved unless they are student initiated ad hoc placements. Students taking Feb Bar externships must enroll in 698C for the 8 week period post bar.
LIST OF EXTERNSHIPS
American Civil Liberties Union
Center for Creative Photography
Florence Immigration and Refugee Rights Project
James E. Rogers Public Interest Law Group
Immigrant Survivors Legal Assistance
Southern Arizona Legal Aid
Arizona Governor’s Office
Arizona Attorney General, Department of Child Safety, Protective Services Division
Department of Justice: Environment and Natural Resources
Department of Homeland Security: Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Federal Public Defender
Federal Public Defender (Trial Unit)
Pascua Yaqui Court of Appeals
Pima County Office of Children’s Counsel
US Attorney’s Office
Corporate and For-Profit
Law Office of Stacey Scheff
Raytheon (Feb Bar)
EXTERNSHIP RULES AND REQUIREMENTS
All externs must submit by-weekly journals. Journal requirements are attached to the ad hoc externship form.
ABA Standards for Field Placements:
Law College By-laws on externships:
Form for student evaluation of externship placement:
Manual for extern supervisors: uniform expectations and best practices for supervision: link
Field supervisor evaluation form:
Faculty supervisor evaluation form: Â
In order to allow time for background checks and security clearances, if required, students should apply as early as possible the semester before they start their placement.
For more information and questions about externships contact:
Rountree Hall # 208