Externships Program

Externships Program

Externships Program

Eligibility

First-year students and LL.M. students are not eligible for externships. Transfer students are not eligible for full-time externships.

Ordinarily a student may participate in a full-time externship only in his or her fourth or fifth semester of law school, though exceptions may be granted under exceptional circumstances. 

No student may do more than one full-time externship, and no student may do more than two part-time externships, during his or her law school career. No student may do more than one externship per semester. A student may petition the Curriculum Committee to pursue a full-time externship after being enrolled in no more than one part-time externship, or to pursue a single part-time externship after being enrolled in a full-time externship, based upon exceptional circumstances. 

Applications

Applications should be submitted to Director of Externships Sprightley Ryan at law-ext@virginia.edu

PART-TIME EXTERNSHIP DEADLINE
Nov. 15 for the following spring semester
April 15 for the following fall semester

FULL-TIME EXTERNSHIP DEADLINE
Oct. 31 for the following spring semester
March 15 for the following fall semester

Students should prepare for applying two months in advance in order to find placement with a host organization and/or line up a research topic and reading list. Full-time externships, other than UVA Law in DC externships, also require a faculty advisor.

Details about the program are in the Externship Manual.

A. Sprightley Ryan

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