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.
Suffolk Law students interested in legal technology have held externships at a number of places, including:
- Bridge US
- Exari Systems
- Massachusetts Trial Courts (Access to Justice intern)
- MITRE Corp.
- Mootus, Inc.
- Committee for Public Counsel Services (Public Service Law & Technology extern)