The Law School provides students with a unique opportunity through our various externship programs. Each combines classroom instruction with the practical experience of working on-site in a real legal environment. Below you will find information on each of these programs.
Prosecution Externship Program
The Prosecution Externship Program combines both classroom and field-based components designed to prepare law students for careers as prosecutors. In the classroom, law students study the substantive and procedural legal principles that a prosecutor needs to know, and gain hands-on experience from practical exercises. Professionalism and ethical concerns are emphasized. In the field, students gain practical experience through placement as externs with local, state, and federal prosecuting offices, and with state and national prosecution-related agencies.
Business Regulation Externship
The Business Regulation Externship provides students with a unique clinical opportunity by combining close faculty supervision and instruction with the practical experience of working on-site in the Mississippi State offices responsible for the regulation of corporations, insurance, securities, banking and other areas of business regulation.
Public Service Internship
Students work as legal assistants with prosecutors, defenders, judges, or attorneys in public service agencies with established internship programs.
Appellate Judicial Externship
The Appellate Judicial Externship Program is a component of the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law and is designed to enable exceptional students interested in the inner workings of appellate courts to obtain practical experience through placements as judicial externs with the Mississippi Court of Appeals.