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Externships are an essential part of your Oregon Law education—where you get real-world experience and practical skills useful in your career.

In an externship, you receive course credit for working for judges, in government offices, and with attorneys in various practice areas.  You receive guidance not only from your supervisors at the job but also from law school instructors.  Students can obtain externships as soon as the first summer of law school, for varying numbers of credits.

Externships require:

  • a field placement
  • a field supervisor
  • a faculty supervisor
  • a course component

Eligibility requirements:

  • You must have successfully completed 28 credits toward JD requirements.
  • You must be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA).

If you are in the bottom quartile of the class, please click here for details.


There are 3 paths to an externship—follow the links below to learn more:

Request a preapproved externship
You have an externship offer. 
Propose a new externship

Please also review the Externship Program Rules and other resources.