Externships

Student Eric Kim on Externship with Morgan Lewis

    The Villanova University School of Law Externship Program supports the joining of Law Students, Field Instructors (supervising attorneys) and Advising Faculty Members in a collaborative learning enterprise.  This unique partnership provides a platform for all parties to mindfully integrate legal theory and legal practice, and for esteemed members of the Bar to collaborate with the law school in preparing law students to be good lawyers.  The Law School recognizes the value of externship placements for students as a means of achieving educational and professional objectives.  These include developing and enhancing professional skills and responsibility, improving legal research and writing skills, acquiring knowledge of legal process and practice as well as knowledge of specific substantive areas of the law, and establishing professional relationships with practitioners in the legal community.  Externship Program participants gain valuable real practice experience and insight into the legal profession. 

A good externship experience makes a difference.  The School of Law regularly supports over 50 approved field placements.  These placements include law firms, in-house legal departments, judges, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.  This diverse selection of offerings provides nearly every law student with opportunities related to career interests.  Beyond the established externship offerings, the School supports many proposals for student identified placements.

Externship Information Form

to be filled out and turned in to the Office of Financial Aid

Director Experiential Learning Peter Thompson

Questions About Externships?

Peter Thompson
Director of Experiential Learning
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Tel: 610-519-6415
Fax:610-519-6472

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Summer Externships

Villanova Law's Summer Externship Program participants can earn three (3) academic credits through guided and close learning experiences with practitioners in judicial chambers, government offices, non-profit organizations, and private firms.  

    To gain academic credit, each participant attends an Orientation each May that is taught by practitioners experienced in mentoring and supporting law student learning. Additional details about Orientation will be posted as each summer approaches.