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.
To perform your internship... Your application materials must be
during this semester received by the Internship Coordinator
by this date:
|Spring 2016||October 16, 2015|
|Fall 2016||February 12, 2016|
|Spring 2017||October 21, 2016|
|Fall 2017||February 10, 2017|
October 20, 2017
|Fall 2018||February 9, 2018|
October 19, 2018
|Fall 2019||February 8, 2019|
October 18, 2019
Application Material - required (editable) forms
Internship Application form
Legal Studies Internship Student Participation Consent form, revised 8-12-15
Insurance Election/Rejection form
Internship Information Release, FERPA Release, and Release of
Legal Studies Participant Release of Claims