The internship is an integral component of the Legal Studies program. It is designed to enhance the Legal Studies student's total academic experience through a planned period of observation, study, and participation in a law firm, governmental agency or related organization. The internship is the capstone to the student's academic experience.
Prospective legal professionals benefit greatly from the opportunity to observe and work with practitioners in the field. Internships provide Legal Studies students with the opportunity to apply concepts and principles learned in the classroom, to network with professionals in the legal community, and to analyze on-the-job experiences in light of academic learning.
If you are enrolled in the Legal Studies program, you should become thoroughly acquainted with the materials provided here. Detailed information is provided regarding deadlines for internship placements, required forms, and the placement process. Students must complete and email their application materials to the Internship Coordinator by the stated deadline in order to be considered for placement in a Legal Studies internship. The information that you provide on the required Internship Application forms must be typed.
Note: Students who are earning a particular Legal Studies program certificate/degree in conjunction with the BA in Justice must complete a 3-credit Legal Studies internship, rather than an internship with a Justice emphasis.
Required Application Forms (editable)
Internship Application form
Legal Studies Internship Student Participation Consent form
Insurance Election/Rejection form
Internship Information Release, FERPA Release, and Release of Liability form
UAA Claim Release form