Corporate Externship

Each summer and as an independent field placement program during the regular academic year, the Law School places rising 2L and 3L students in law departments of major corporations in the metropolitan area. The students earn up to three credits while experiencing the world of business and the real connection between business and law. In-house counsel from the placement companies mentor the students for up to 150 hours. More information about the course is available here.

Examples of externship projects

  • Review agreements for liability and insurance issues
  • Attend strategy meetings and in-house CLEs
  • Brainstorm solutions to antitrust questions
  • Help prepare for negotiations between a parent and subsidiary
  • Create a system for tracking SEC filings
  • Research the effect of new legislation on a company
  • Revise a licensing agreement
  • Craft a list of corporate governance questions that might be asked by shareholders
  • Compare interstate and international laws

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