ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law students can pursue externships in Arizona and across the nation, including popular destinations such as Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. The ASU Law Externship Program is a valuable way to obtain practical legal experience in a real-world setting and to network with prominent judges and lawyers. The Externship Program is designed to enhance the educational experience of second and third year law students by providing an opportunity to do advanced legal work that is generally not available through the College of Law curriculum. Externships are typically with judicial, government, and nonprofit organizations, and are done under the supervision of a U.S. attorney.
Students earn one (1) credit for every 55 hours of legal work completed through an externship, up to a total of 12 credits of externship work while in law school. Students undertaking externships in DC or LA can also take courses from ASU Law professors. You must have a minimum of 28 credits in order to participate in any externship. All externships earn pass/fail credits, and a total of 19 pass/fail credits may be applied towards graduation.