Curriculum Guide · Courses
LL.M. Externship Seminar
Professor Molly Jackson
LL.M Seminar 909 | 2 credit hours
The LL.M. Academic Externship program offers LL.M. students the opportunity to gain perspective on the legal system by seeing law in action, and to gain a deeper understanding of the law by integrating theory with practice. Students are permitted to work with a government agency, judicial officers, an international organization or other non-profit organization. LL.M. students must work a minimum of 10 hours a week for a minimum of 11 weeks. Each LL.M. student must have a lawyer-supervisor on-site who agrees to meet Georgetown Law criteria concerning the nature of the work assigned. All students are required to participate in an introductory seminar during the first week of the spring semester as well as a final class meeting during the last week of the semester. There are required weekly reports to the externship coordinator, and supervisors are required to provide feedback to the externship coordinator. At the conclusion of the externship, students must submit a written paper on their experience. This course is graded on a pass-fail basis. COST Scholars and S.J.D. students are not eligible to participate in the externship program. For more information, please visit the LL.M. Externship website: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/academic-programs/graduate-programs/externships/index.cfm.
THIS COURSE DOES NOT COUNT TOWARD THE SPECIALIZATION CREDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR EITHER THE LL.M. DEGREES OR THE LL.M. CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS. Students must obtain prior approval to participate in the LL.M. Externship program. Students cannot register for this course on their own; registration is handled by the Office of Graduate Programs after a student has secured an approved externship. Applications and placement for the externships by the end of the add/drop period to Molly Jackson in the Office of Graduate Programs. International LLM students who must establish eligibility for the New York Bar Exam by obtaining an LL.M. degree in the U.S. are reminded that the credits earned for the externship do not count toward the required "24 credits of traditional classroom courses."