The ABA requires a site visit at all placement locations, therefore, externships are generally limited to locales where law faculty are located and/or visiting in a given semester. Placements may be with governmental agencies or non-profit organizations. The following is a list of interest areas with corresponding potential placement sites. Please note that this list is not all-inclusive. A site's inclusion here does not suggest endorsement by the Law School, nor does it guarantee approval of a proposed placement.
In addition to the above domestic and international externship placement possibilities, the Law School has, since 1996, sent more than 100 U-M law students to South Africa to spend a semester working at various NGOs.
Cities in South Africa where students have done externships in the past are listed below, along with the specific sites in those cities.
Students interested in pursuing one of the Geneva externships should consult with the Center for International and Comparative Law.