Southern California Externships (SoCalEx)

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In 1993, six Los Angeles area ABA-accredited law schools, including Southwestern, formed a consortium, the Greater Los Angeles Consortium on Externships (GLACE).  We’ve recently renamed the group SoCalEx to reflect our broad geographic reach.  Current member schools include Chapman, La Verne, Loyola, Pepperdine, Southwestern, UCI, UCLA, USC, and Western State.

The purpose of the consortium is to share externship-related information and to develop joint standards for the field supervision of externs by field supervisors. This SoCalEx field supervision manual incorporates those standards and highlights common workplace issues that are often of interest to students and supervisors. For more information, please read the SoCalEx Field Placement Supervision Manual (PDF).