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Placement Opportunities

Placements may be with governmental agencies or nonprofit organizations around the world. For the full-time externship program, you propose the site and receive faculty approval.

Students interested in either the South Africa, Geneva, or India externships are placed based on their stated location preferences. In addition, for South Africa and India, while we have sites we have used in the past, we are happy to work with you to create an additional site to suit your interests; we are not able to create additional sites in Geneva.

We are more than happy to counsel you about site selection; in fact, we welcome the opportunity. Please email lawexternships@umich.edu or visit Symplicity to make an appointment with either Professor Amy Sankaran (for all placements) or Dean Theresa Kaiser-Jarvis (for international placements).

Full-time Placement Sites

This is a partial list of sites where our students have worked in the past. However, please do not feel limited by this list. For more suggestions, please visit the Public Service Network, which is a large list of where our students and alumni have worked in the past. 

A site's inclusion here does not suggest endorsement by the Law School, nor does it guarantee approval of a proposed placement.


South Africa Placement Sites

 
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Hear what past externs had to say about the South Africa Externship experience.


Placements may be available for the following locations, though we are happy to work with you to create placements at other sites based on your interests:

All placements in South Africa will call on students to use the following skills:
  • Problem Solving
  • Legal Analysis and Reasoning
  • Legal Research
  • Cross-Cultural Lawyering
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Communication
  • Organization and Management of Legal Work
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures

Additional, each site will employ other skills; those skills will be listed on the page for those sites.

 

Geneva Placement Sites

Students interested in pursuing one of the Geneva externships should consult with the Center for International and Comparative Law.

 

India Placement sites

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