Clinical Externship Program
The University of Mississippi School of Law offers second and third-year students diverse and exciting externship opportunities during the school year and in the summer, with placements ranging from three credit hours to twelve. Externs integrate the theoretical knowledge gained from traditional law school classes with the practical experience of working in a public service, governmental or judicial setting. Externships include placements in prosecution, public defense, government, legal services, social justice, medical, judicial, sports, education, entertainment, and in law firm pro bono offices. The Director also works to assist students interested in a particular opportunity to develop her own placement.
The Law School’s Clinical Externship Program places law students with governmental and public service organizations as for-credit externs, enabling the students to combine their theoretical course knowledge with the actual practice of law in true mentorship environments where they are encouraged to learn through observation and doing.