2014 Externship Fair

The School of Law’s 2014 Externship Fair will be held Thursday, Feb. 6, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., in Keller Hall.

Lawyers and judges who would like to host a law student for an unpaid externship in the 2014–2015 academic year — including the summer 2014, fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters — may attend the fair to recruit and interview eligible students.

Because all externship students are required to secure their own externship placements, our annual Externship Fair is a primary means for employers to talk with students about their office's available externship positions and learn more about the students' skills, qualifications, and goals for an externship.

For students, the Fair offers a chance to learn more about various externship offices so that they can decide which office might best fit their learning goals for the externship course. Because the externship course is part of our students' academic experience, we emphasize with students the importance of deciding now upon primary learning goals so that they can make deliberate decisions about the externship field offices that will best help them meet those goals. 

As such, the format of this year's Externship Fair has changed slightly to be solely for informational interviewing - not for making offers of positions to students.  No Externship Confirmation Forms will be available at the Fair, nor will any be accepted on that day.  Instead, externship employers should collect student resumes to conduct follow-up interviews or make externship offers later if they choose.  Detailed information about the format of the Fair can be found here.

Registration

Registration for the Fair has closed.  

For questions, contact the Externship Office at 937-229-4676 or by email externships@udayton.edu

Interested in Working with One of Our Student Externs?

A field supervisor must:

  • Be an employee of the sponsoring organization or someone who provides legal services on behalf of the sponsoring organization 
  • Be a licensed attorney in good standing with a minimum of three years’ legal experience or a judge or justice currently serving on the bench

A field supervisor should expect to mentor and train their extern by doing the following: 

  • Provide meaningful and education experiences to the extern including providing opportunities for the extern:
    • to observe legal proceedings when available
    • to observe client contacts when available
    • to observe other lawyering activities when available
    • to shadow the Field Supervisor
    • to perform legal research and legal writing 
    • to utilize their legal analysis skills
  • Monitor the quality and quantity of work assigned to the extern and keep clerical tasks to a minimum

A field supervisor will be required to do the following:

  • Verify the extern’s work hours by initialing their timesheet on a weekly basis
  • Provide interim progress reports to the extern’s faculty supervisor as requested
  • Complete a written evaluation of the extern’s performance at the completion of the externship
  • Allow the extern’s faculty supervisor to schedule a mutually convenient site visit as necessary

For questions, contact the Externship Office at 937-229-4676 or by email externships@udayton.edu