Lawyering Practice Externship

Faculty: Professor Mary L. Perry 

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Among various placements in the Lawyering Practice Clinic, law students work with staffattorney Julie K. Morian, right, and other members of the Federal Public Defenders Office, Southern District of Illinois.

LAWYERING PRACTICE EXTERNSHIP students learn advocacy and litigation skills working under the supervision of field supervisors in government law offices or legal departments of tax-exempt charitable organizations.

Students have the opportunity to engage in various phases of lawyering practice, including interviewing, counseling, investigation, drafting, negotiation, litigation, and settlement. Depending upon the placement, externs work on civil, criminal, lawmaking, or policymaking matters.

Students also meet for regular class meetings that cover professional development topics. 

Professor Mary L. Perry directs this externship program.

STUDENTS: Click here to view information about the Lawyering Practice Externship. This handout provides general information that will be helpful for you to know before registering

Summer 2016 Externship Information 

  • Click here to view course requirements and procedures and to access the Pre-Registration/Placement Preference Form.