The New York Regulatory and Business Externship places law students in a semester-long clinical experience in New York City.

The externship gives students the opportunity to learn firsthand about the practice of business entities and their regulation in the nation’s largest city. The externship allows third-year and qualified second-year students to spend their fall or spring semester in New York and work under the direction of attorneys in a variety of non-profit, government, and in-house counsel offices that have an emphasis on business associations and regulation. Examples of potential student placements include the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), New York Attorney General’s Office, and the in-house counsel’s office of business organizations. These externships expose students to nonprofit and business associations, as well as their regulatory environments, and students gain a level of experiential training that will allow a more successful transition to practice in their post-graduate careers. Through their externships, students gain practical and technical experience from client representation and work with regulators in the various placements.

Program Offerings

  • First-hand learning about the practice of business associations and their regulation under the mentorship of practicing attorneys
  • Improved lawyering skills such as research, writing, legal analysis, communication, negotiation, and advocacy
  • Integration of prior learning in law school with the practice of law
  • Exposure to legal and business ethics in context
  • Development of an understanding of workplace issues such as time management, workplace culture, professionalism, teamwork, and receiving feedback
  • Experiential training designed to assist with career placement
  • Promotion of self-directed, lifelong learning.

The New York Regulatory & Business Externship Faculty

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Hilary Von Rohr

Director of Congressional and Administrative Law Externship; Director of Professionalism; Lecturer in Law