BYU'S Externship Program
This program is designed to provide a real-life "capstone" experience for students following their first year of law study at BYU Law School.
Under this program, students earn one unit of law school credit for each 50 hours of work, up to a maximum of six units during the summer (300 hours) or 3 units (150 hours) during a school term. Most students work full-time for five weeks during the summer and earn four credits. However, the number of hours and dates of work are mutually arranged between the student and the employer. There is no expectation that the employer will hire the student for the balance of the summer or that second summer offers will be extended, although this does happen occasionally. ABA rules prohibit students from receiving compensation of any kind while earning externship credit. Some perks may be offered by the law firm while a student is externing, i.e. parking, lunch, etc.
As part of the program, students submit a learning plan (a list of experiences they hope to have during the externship) to the school, perform work assignments, and participate in the full range of activities available through the office. The supervising attorney provides work assignments (or puts the student in the normal assignment channels for summer clerks) and evaluates the student's performance and verifies the hours worked on two one-page forms.
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Click here to access the externship login page.