An externship is an opportunity for students to earn academic credit by working onsite in an approved agency, both under the supervision of a lawyer at the host agency and with the guidance of a faculty advisor. Because it is an academic program, Villanova has adopted a policy designed to ensure the educational integrity of the externship experience.
According to that policy, the externship host agrees to comply with the following conditions:
If you are interested in hosting an extern from Villanova University School of Law, please contact Peter Thompson for more information.
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Through Villanova Law's Summer Externship Program, you can earn 3 academic credits by working during the summer in a judicial chambers, government office, non-profit organization, or private firm.
To be eligible for summer externship credit, you must attend the Summer Externship Orientation, which is held each May. Additional details about the Summer Externship Orientation will be posted as the summer approaches.