Externships are a vital component of the Concentration. They enable students to connect their classroom work with practical experience and training in legal innovation and technology. The experience also affords students the opportunity to reflect upon the career paths they may wish to pursue.

Concentrators must complete a minimum three (3) credit externship.  The requirement may be satisfied by:

  • Completion of an appropriate externship through the Exernship Program; OR
  • Completion of a non-credit summer or semester externship that has been preapproved by the Concentration Director; OR
  • An approved waiver of the externship requirement for qualifying Evening Division students, as set forth below.

Potential Exernship Waiver for Evening Division Students

The Law School recognizes that Evening division students may be limited in pursuing externship opportunities. Accordingly, Evening Division students working full-time in positions directly involving legal innovation and technology may apply for a waiver of the externship requirement by submitting a professional portfolio demonstrating substantial professional exposure to such work.  The Concentration Director will assess waiver requests on a case-by-case basis by evaluating students' professional portfolios.  Students who are granted a waver of the Externship requirement will be expected to take three (3) additional credits in Concentration elective courses.