6 Credit Hours
During the summer, placements are available with government and nonprofit law offices and select university departments. Students may also propose their own externship placements for the summer.
Students work full time during a 6-week session under the direct supervision of attorneys in the offices to which they are assigned. They also attend externship classes at the law school at the beginning and end of the summer, and submit papers during and at the conclusion of the externship.
Examples of summer externship placements include:
The Summer Externship Program is co-directed by Assistant Dean & Director of Externships Glory McLaughlin and Adjunct Instructor Judge Bill Bostick. Judge Bostick is a Circuit Court Judge in Shelby County, Alabama, and previously served as an Assistant District Attorney for that county, where he specialized in felony and capital prosecutions.