J.D. Program

Externships and Semester-in-Practice

Gain real-world practical skills in settings that include the state and federal judiciary as well as a wide variety of practice areas:

  • Affordable Housing: intern at a state, local or nonprofit community development organization
  • Community Courts: work with a judge in a community-based state court
  • Government Lawyering Externship Program: work at a state or federal government placement, including the U.S. Attorney’s Office or the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
  • Health Law Externship Program: work at a health care institution, biotech firm or health advocacy nonprofit
  • Judicial Externship Program: work at a trial or appellate court in the Massachusetts or federal court system
  • Legal Externship Program: work at a nonprofit, government, law firm (pro bono work), or in-house counsel placement
  • Semester-in-Practice Program: spend a semester working full time for credit at an externship placement through one of the following options:
    • Human Rights Externship in Geneva
    • Government Lawyering in Washington, D.C.
    • Death Penalty Externship in Atlanta
    • Independent Proposal Externship

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