​Post a Job or Externship Listing

Our centralized online job posting site, #HireUSDLaw, is an easy way to post positions for both students and alumni. Creating a #HireUSDLaw account enables you to receive and manage resumes and other application materials, free of charge. Please note, unless indicated otherwise, the default expiration for the postings is one month.

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USD Law’s Externship Program, also known as the Field Placement Program, allows employers at government agencies, non-profit organizations, and corporate legal departments to host students for externships in the fall, spring or summer semesters.  The students receive academic credit for unpaid, part-time legal work performed under the supervision of an attorney at approved placement sites. They also enroll in a faculty taught course designed to enhance the placement experience. Employers benefit from the hands-on work of our students while providing a supervised, educational experience for the students.  

Students may extern at a government agency or a non-profit organization, as well as in the legal department of a corporation, company, or a business entity. The USD Law externship/field placement program does not allow for placements in private law firms or with private attorneys.   

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Compensation and Non-Discrimination Policy

Employers listing positions with the University of San Diego School of Law must agree to abide by the following:

We require any positions offered to law students at private law firms to be compensated at the legal hourly rate. Academic credit may not be earned by our students at private law firms. Accordingly, we are unable to post or promote opportunities at private law firms as unpaid, volunteer, or for academic credit. Under USD Law's field placement program, externships/internships for academic credit are only approved for placements in non-profits, corporate counsel offices or government organizations. This policy is in accordance with applicable law and USD School of Law's academic policies and standards.

The University of San Diego School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation in the admission or status of students, in the hiring, promotion or supervision of faculty, staff or administrators, or in the administration of law school programs and procedures. The facilities and services of the Office of Career and Professional Development are only available to employers whose hiring practices are consistent with this policy.

Candidates who believe employers have violated USD School of Law's non-discrimination agreement have been instructed to contact the Office of Career and Professional Development.

If you need assistance submitting a job posting, please contact:

(619) 260-4529