New York City Regulatory and Business Externship
The New York City Regulatory and Business Externship will place law students in a semester-long clinical experience in New York City. The program is being offered in conjunction with Washington University's Olin School of Business, including a companion course in ethics with students from both schools.
The New York City Regulatory and Business Externship students will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the practice of business associations and regulation in the nation's largest city. The externship allows third-year law students, and qualified second-year law students, to spend their fall or spring semester in NYC and work under the direction of attorneys in a variety of non-profit, government, and in-house counsel offices having an emphasis on business associations and regulation. Examples of potential student placements include positions with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), New York Attorney General’s Office and the in-house counsel's office for investment banks and other large financial institutions. These externships will expose students to nonprofit and business associations, as well as regulatory environments, and students will gain a level of experiential training and learning that will allow a more rapid transition to practice in their post graduate careers. Through their externships, the students will gain practical and technical experience from client representation and work with regulators in the various placements.
- first-hand learning about the practice of business associations and regulation in the nation's largest city under mentorship of practicing attorneys;
- improved lawyering skills such as research, writing, legal analysis, client interviewing, communication, negotiation, and advocacy;
- integration of prior learning in law school with the practice of law;
- student exposure to legal and business ethics in context;
- development of an understanding of workplace issues such as time management, workplace culture, professionalism, teamwork, and giving and receiving feedback;
- experiential training designed to assist with career placement; and
- promotion of self-directed, lifelong learning.
Students are also required to enroll in a classroom component, which is held in NY and is a three-hour weekly seminar on Organization Integrity: Legal and Ethical Problems in Business (W74 588A LAW). Specific readings and requirements may vary each semester. However, students should expect a workload of reading and written assignments commensurate with any other law school course. Student and instructor collaborate during the semester preceding the student’s placement in making office selection/obtaining a position. Students are also encouraged to take, as preparation, courses in the subject area of their placement. Students meet with the instructor on a regular basis in New York City. Admission to the externship is by application only. The application process includes submission of a pre registration form, resume, statement of interest, transcript, writing sample and a letter of recommendation from a Professor. Final selections are made based on faculty recommendations, statement of interest, writing sample and demonstrated academic achievement. Students will receive one (1) hour of course credit for each 4 hours of work per week during the externship (11 credits). Housing information will be forthcoming.
- Pre-requisite: Complete all first year courses and Corporations.
- Grading: will be CREDIT/NO CREDIT. Students will also earn three (3) additional credits for the companion law and business ethics course titled Organization Intergrity: Legal and Ethical Problems in Business (W74 588A LAW). This course will be graded under the usual numeric grading system.
- Faculty Advisors: Sasha Polonsky and Zack Shankman
STUDENTS: Click here to view information about the New York City Regulatory and Business Externship. This handout provides general information that will be helpful for you to know before registering.
Click here for application information for law students.
[view] Registration Information and Form 2013-2014
Questions can be directed to Katie Herr, Clinic Operations Manager, Room 107, email@example.com, 314-935-5942