Summer International Externships
The Center for Law and Global Justice International externship Program educates lawyers to be global citizens able to practice their profession anywhere in the world.
These 5-week (minimum) programs allow law students to learn about the Law and Legal Institutions of the country where they are interning and to apply the skills they have learned in law school at most seek after NGOs, international business law firms, government agencies, and foreign judicial offices.
The externships programs present unbounded opportunities for learning and growth in both human rights law and international business law.Students that participate in global clinical externships apply the skills they have learned in law school at NGOs, international business law firms, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and foreign judicial offices. The externship program began in Brazil in the 1990s. Today, students can travel to Argentina, Cambodia, China, India, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Externships Requirements: Students must have completed one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study at USF School of Law, and must be in good academic standing.
The clinical legal work culminates in a 20-page paper. Law students receive four units of academic credit from USF for their participation in a five-week program.
The students arrive at their destinations ready to learn, often bringing with them previous work experience in intellectual property, business, and human rights. Competition for the externship positions is strong and priority is given to law students who are at or near the top of their class or who are fluent in the language of the country in which they wish to intern. Students are eligible to apply for the program at the end of their first or second years of law school.