Event Title

Externship Programs Away from Government Centers and Big Cities: How to Meet Student Demand?

Location

Hirsch Hall, Room F

Start Date

10-3-2018 3:00 PM

End Date

10-3-2018 4:15 PM

Description

Externship programs rely on the support of organizations outside the law school to train and mentor students. In small cities, there are fewer government agencies and non-profits that are familiar with externship programs and their goals, and building an externship program can present unique challenges.

We propose a session for those running externship programs in schools located in small cities or rural areas. Issues we anticipate covering include:

  • Developing a diverse array of placements.
  • Managing part-time local placements.
  • Developing a full-time remote placement.
  • Working with field supervisors.
  • Leveraging your alumni base.

This topic will appeal to attendees from schools that are not in large cities or that are part of a consortium. We believe many schools may fit in this category. In addition this will appeal primarily to program directors, but we anticipate that this discussion and the potential topics would be suitable for those new to externship teaching as well as experienced externship faculty.

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Externship Programs Away from Government Centers and Big Cities: How to Meet Student Demand?

Hirsch Hall, Room F

Externship programs rely on the support of organizations outside the law school to train and mentor students. In small cities, there are fewer government agencies and non-profits that are familiar with externship programs and their goals, and building an externship program can present unique challenges.

We propose a session for those running externship programs in schools located in small cities or rural areas. Issues we anticipate covering include:

  • Developing a diverse array of placements.
  • Managing part-time local placements.
  • Developing a full-time remote placement.
  • Working with field supervisors.
  • Leveraging your alumni base.

This topic will appeal to attendees from schools that are not in large cities or that are part of a consortium. We believe many schools may fit in this category. In addition this will appeal primarily to program directors, but we anticipate that this discussion and the potential topics would be suitable for those new to externship teaching as well as experienced externship faculty.