Governmental externships place students with various divisions of local, state and federal governmental offices. Some examples include the Los Angeles City Attorney, Los Angeles County Public Defender, the California Attorney General, and the U.S. Attorney.
Externs work closely with experienced attorneys in a wide variety of civil and criminal matters. Externs participate in a variety of projects, such as factual investigation, research and analysis, drafting documents and observation/participation in meetings, negotiations as well as judicial proceedings.
The field placement is complemented by an academic component, including several class meetings on campus and/or via videoconferencing.
For details, please see the Externship Office staff and course syllabus.