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Placement Opportunities

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

Students interested in either the South Africa or Geneva externships are placed based on their stated location preferences.

Domestic Placement Sites

South Africa Placement Sites


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


All placements in South Africa require that students be competent in 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, specific skills may be required for certain sites; those skills will be listed on the page for those sites. Placements may be available for the following locations:

Geneva Placement Sites

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


India Placement


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