Agency Externship Program

Agency Externship Program (Lizzette Herrera Castellanos, Esq.)

1-3 credits

The Agency Externship Program consists of a work component and a class component. It allows students to earn academic credit for working in a law related externship position during the summer academic term. Students work a minimum of 60 hours per unit of credit and may receive 1-3 credits. For the work component, students work with a government agency or a nonprofit organization under the supervision of an on-site attorney supervisor. The externship employer must be in the civil or criminal law field anywhere in the world outside Southern California. In years past, students worked as externs for various organizations including a U.N. agency in Egypt, U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C. Students are not permitted to work in a firm.

Students participate in on-line class sessions involving small group discussions, prepare weekly summaries of their work and complete a writing assignment. View the eligibility requirements and obligations of the program. If you have been accepted into an externship placement, meet the eligibility requirements, agree to meet the course obligations and want to apply for this course, fill out the Externship application. If you have any other questions email Lizzette Herrera Castellanos or call (619) 260-2342. The externship is graded on a Pass-Fail basis.

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