Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Externship: Government



2 to 10 units (depending on semester of participation and nature of placement) Governmental externships place students with various divisions of local, state and federal governmental offices. Some examples include the Los Angeles City Attorney, Los Angeles County Public Defender, the California Attorney General, and the U.S. Attorney. Externs work closely with experienced attorneys in a wide variety of civil and criminal matters. Externs are also asked to participate in a variety of projects, such as factual investigation, research and analysis, drafting documents, and observation/participation in meetings, negotiations as well as judicial proceedings. The field placement is complimented by an academic component, which is primarily administered online. Please note: In order to enroll in this course, students must timely apply through the Externship Program and obtain the approval of the Externship Office. For specific details, please see the Externship Policies & Guidelines as well as the list of Approved Placements, available in the Externship Office (W231) and online.


Please check with the Externship Ofice and placement descriptions for prerequisites.