Externships Program

Externships Program

Externships Program

Students in D.C. Program

Eligibility

First-year and LL.M. students are not eligible for externships. Transfer students are not eligible for full-time externships.

A student may participate in a full-time externship only in their fourth, fifth, or sixth semester of law school. 

No student may do more than one full-time externship, and no student may do more than two part-time or one full-time and one part-time externships. No student may do more than one externship per semester.

Application Deadlines for the 2021-22 Academic Year

Applications should be submitted to the Director of Externships, Professor Sprightley Ryan at externships@law.virginia.edu

FULL-TIME EXTERNSHIP DEADLINE
March 30, 2021 for the fall 2021 semester
Oct. 15, 2021 for the spring 2022 semester (includes UVA Law in DC)

PART-TIME EXTERNSHIP DEADLINE
April 15, 2021 for the fall 2021 semester
Nov. 15, 2021 for the spring 2022 semester

Students should prepare for applying two months in advance in order to find placements and/or line up a research topic and reading list. Full-time externships, other than UVA Law in DC externships, also require a faculty advisor.

Details about the program are in the Externship Manual.

Jeni Hendricks