UCLA has an extensive, well-established and diversified student externship program. Students can work as an extern law clerk to a judge, at a government agency, a non-profit organization or in some circumstances with in-house counsel. Students may take externships either for a full semester or on a part-time basis but not both. Students on a full-time externship receive 11 units of P/U/NC credit for the placement portion of the externship and 2 units of graded credit for a concurrent tutorial or seminar.
Students on a part-time externship receive between 1 and 8 units of P/U/NC credit, depending on the number of hours worked at the placement. Students may also apply to the UCDC Law Program in Washington DC. Students in that program receive 10 units for the field placement portion of the program and 3 units for a companion seminar.
Learn more about externship opportunities offered by UCLA School of Law by clicking on the links on the left.