Law 851A/B - Agency Externships
E. Tendayi Achiume
Faculty Director, Promise Institute for Human Rights
J.D. Yale Law School, 2008
UCLA School of Law offers externships in a variety of settings from government agencies to non-profit organizations. Currently, externship placements are limited to California, Seattle, Chicago, New York and Washington, DC (through the UCDC Program). Students are not limited to the established programs in considering where to extern; however, keep in mind that any new program must be approved by the Externship Committee and rigorous standards are applied to evaluate any new externship placement. For more information about setting up new placements please see below.
Students interested in finding out more about a particular agency are encouraged to look at the agency's information online. There are also agency files, which are available in room 1467, which give background information and externship evaluations completed by former externs. The evaluations are candid and can be very helpful in selecting the agencies to which you might like to apply. We recommend students review these files prior to applying.
For a list of approved placements, please visit the Externship Program Office in room 1475.