Externships provide an excellent way for students to gain insight into career options while building a portfolio of legal experience. MSU Law's ever-expanding menu of externships allows students to receive real-world training, build a professional network, and clarify career goals—all while earning academic credit.
An externship is a voluntary, for-credit opportunity with government agencies, judiciary, and non-profit or public interest agencies. Students are able to complete three 3-credit externships during their law school careers, if desired. Externships require a minimum of 12-15 hours per week, for the duration of the semester, report of legal work performed submitted twice a month, a mid-semester seminar, and a final paper. The Career Services Office holds informational meetings each semester about the Externship Program.