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Clinical Externship Program

The Clinical Externship Program provides third-year students the chance to receive academic credit while gaining real-world legal experience.

Clinical Externship Program

The Clinical Externship Program lasts 13 weeks. During the 13 weeks, students can work in various legal settings like not-for-profit agencies, private law offices, courts, government agencies, or corporations.

Greer Houston inside a law office for clinical externship

Once you've reached your final year in law school, you'll truly begin the transition from student to practitioner. Through the Clinical Externship Program, students take on actual lawyering responsibilities and challenges, which helps them make a smoother transition from law student to first-year attorney.

Irene Axsom with Supervising Attorney Jacob Spaid at Higgs Fletcher Mack

Organizations and agencies are an integral part of the Clinical Externship Program. Our students are ready to gain real-world lawyering skills in exchange for academic credit. Click on the link above for information about the rules and regulations for participation in the program or how to become a pre-approved placement for our students.

Clinical Externship Program

Through the Clinical Externship Program students take on actual lawyering responsibilities and challenges, which helps them make a smoother transition from law student to practicing attorney. For more information about how to obtain externships or to become pre-approved placement for California Western students contact Associate Director, Ruth Briscoe.

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