The Colorado Law Externship Program is offered year-round (Fall, Spring and Summer semesters). Students may only extern at government or non-profit organizations and agencies.  Students may work in all three branches of the government, including state and federal judicial chambers, executive agencies, and congressional offices.  Students may also extern with nonprofit organizations.  Students may not be paid for the hours where academic credit is sought.   Externship sponsors are not limited to agencies and organizations that have sponsored externs in the past.  Sponsoring organizations must have an identified attorney supervisor in order to receive externship approval.  

Externship Program Description Agreement documents must be received by the first day of classes in the semester for which externship credit is to take place.  Externship enrollment, if the placement is approved, will appear on a student's schedule after attending the first Externship class session.  

Spring 2018 Externs are required to attend Externship classes that will be scheduled over the course of the semester in the subject area that is closest to the area of law where the student will be placed during the semester.  The dates, times and class instructors for Spring 2018 are as follows:

Judicial Placements - Schaden Chair and Professor of Law Melissa Hart

1/22/18, 2/12/18, 3/5/18, 4/9/18 and 4/23/18  (Classes will start at 6:15 pm and end at 7:45 pm)

Public Defender Placements - Director of Experiential Learning and Adjunct Professor Christopher McKee

1/23/18, 2/6/18, 2/20/18, 3/20/18 and 4/24/18 (Classes will start at 6:15 pm and end at 7:45 pm)

Prosecution Placements - Adjunct Professor Caryn Datz

1/23/18, 2/6/18, 2/20/18, 3/20/18 and 4/24/18 (Classes will start at 6:15 pm and end at 7:45 pm)

Government Placements - Adjunct Professor Jennifer Hunt

1/16/18, 2/6/18, 2/20/18, 3/20/18 and 4/24/18 (Classes will start at 6:15 pm and end at 7:45 pm)

University of Colorado and Non-Traditional Placements - Adjunct Professor Patrick O'Rourke

1/23/18, 2/6/18, 2/20/18, 3/20/18 and 4/24/18 (Classes will start at 6:15 pm and end at 7:45 pm)

General Topics Placement Lunch Sessions - Schaden Chair and Professor of Law Melissa Hart 

 1/17/18, 1/31/18, 2/14/18, 2/28/18, 3/14/18, 4/4/18 and 4/25/18  (Classes will start at 12:05 pm and end at 12:55 pm - please note that there are seven sessions)

Advanced Externship Sessions for Returning Externs in the Same Subject Area - Director of Experiential Learning and Adjunct Professor Christopher McKee

(Times and Dates to be Determined - Please contact Professor McKee for additional details)