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An externship is the involvement of a student in some phase of the legal process through the performance of supervised work of a legal nature in an approved law-related field setting for academic credit. There are eight Externship programs that are comprised of placements outside King Hall that are closely supervised by King Hall faculty. These Externship programs are:

  • Judicial Process (Law 425) (2 to 6 or 12 units)
  • Employment Relations (Law 455) (2 to 6 units)
  • Federal Taxation (Law 430) (2 to 6 units)
  • Public Interest (Law 460) (2 to 6 units)
  • Legislative Process (Law 445) (2 to 4 units)
  • Criminal Justice (Law 470) (2 to 6 or 12 units)
  • Intellectual Property (Law 465) (2 to 6 units)
  • Environmental Law (Law 450) (2 to 6 units)

All placements must be approved by the faculty advisor for the externship and are limited to the Northern California-Nevada geographical area in order to facilitate faculty on-site visits.

Note: Fall and Spring semester externships are for academic units only; students may not receive pay for hours worked.

If you have questions after reviewing these Guidelines, you may contact Sara Jackson, Director of Externships in Room 1380D or at

Externships Supervisors Room Email
Criminal Justice Prof. Jack Chin 1105
Employment Law Prof. Afra Afsharipour 2110
Environmental Law Prof. Rick Frank 1110
Intellectual Property Prof. Anupam Chander 1111
Judicial Process Prof. Leslie McAllister 1114
Legislative Externship Prof. Chris Elmendorf 2131
Public Interest Prof. Courtney Joslin 2113
Tax Law Prof. Dennis Ventry 2133

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