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 email@example.com.
FULL-TIME EXTERNSHIP DEADLINE
Oct. 15, 2021 for the spring 2022 semester (includes UVA Law in DC)
Mar. 31, 2022 for the fall 2022 semester (includes UVA Law in DC)
PART-TIME EXTERNSHIP DEADLINE
Nov. 15, 2021 for the spring 2022 semester
April 15, 2022 for the fall 2022 semester
J-TERM EXTERNSHIP DEADLINE
Nov. 15, 2021 for the 2022 January term
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 application requirements for the different types of externships are in the Externship Manual.