An externship is an opportunity to gain academic credit for doing substantive legal work with a government or non-profit agency (students cannot extern at private law firms or with private organizations). In accordance with the goals of ABA Standard 304 and Law School Miscellaneous Rules and Decisions of the Faculty 24, Colorado Law's Externship Program aims to help students develop professional lawyering skills, gain insight into various aspects of the legal system and profession, and cultivate a sense of professional responsibility. Students receive close supervision and instruction from an attorney or judge at the placement, as well as supervision by the faculty of the law school through the engagement of the Director of Experiential Learning and Adjunct Professors.
Mandatory externship classes give students the opportunity to learn from and better reflect on their externship experiences.
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