The Advanced Externship is for students who have completed an externship course and wish to take another externship of the same type. For example, a judicial externship student seeking to complete a second semester with a judge would take the Advanced Externship course. If a student has completed a Judicial Externship and now seeks to extern with an attorney, they must take the appropriate Attorney Externship course.
The Advanced Externship does not have a classroom component but all the other requirements still apply including journal assignments, timekeeping, and individual meetings with the instructor.
Externship Approval Process
Once you have received an offer from the field placement, please review the UB Law Externship Program Overview. Then submit your externship for approval on UB Law Connect. To submit your externship for approval, go to the Experiential Learning section and click “Add Experience.” After you have submitted your externship information, an email will be sent to the field placement asking them to approve your placement and to ensure they are in agreement with the externship program requirements. After the field placement supervisor has approved your application, the Director of Externships, Prof. Neha Lall, will approve your placement and you will be given permission to enroll in the course. Externships should be submitted for approval no later than one week before the start of classes for the semester when your externship will take place.
How does the Advanced Externship Course work?
- You must have successfully completed a prior externship course to be eligible for an Advanced Externship.
- The second externship can be with the same field placement as the first, or it can be a new placement of the same type (attorney or judicial)
- An Advanced Externship is 3 credits (pass/fail), which includes 140 hours of work in the field placement over the course of the semester.
- There is NO weekly seminar that is required as part of the Advanced Externship. You will have weekly writing assignments and two in-person meetings with the professor.
- Because there is no class component, an Advanced Externship does NOT fulfill your experiential learning graduation requirement.
Can I do multiple Advanced Externships?
- No. No externship course may be repeated, including Advanced Externships
- Students may take up to 9 total externship credits.