Legal Studies Internships

Click here for LEGL A495: Internship Application Information including general requirements, submission procedures and deadline dates.

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 Legal Studies internship is the capstone to the student's academic experience and is a Pass/No Pass graded course.

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.

Application Deadlines

To perform your internship...                Your application materials must be
    during this semester                           received by the Internship Coordinator
                                                               by this date:

Spring 2016October 16, 2015
Fall 2016February 12, 2016
Spring 2017October 21, 2016
Fall 2017February 10, 2017
Spring 2018

October 20, 2017

Fall 2018February 9, 2018
Spring 2019

October 19, 2018

Fall 2019February 8, 2019
Spring 2020

October 18, 2019


Application Material - required (editable) forms

Internship Application form
Legal Studies Internship Student Participation Consent formrevised 8-12-15
Insurance Election/Rejection form
Internship Information Release, FERPA Release, and Release of Liability form
Legal Studies Participant Release of Claims form