Concentrators must complete a minimum three (3) credit externship. The requirement may be satisfied by:
- Completion of an appropriate externship through the Externship Program
- Completion of a non-credit summer or semester externship that has been preapproved by the Concentration Director
- An approved waiver of the externship requirement for qualifying students, as set forth
Potential Externship Waiver
The Law School recognizes that some students may be limited in pursuing externship opportunities. Accordingly, 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 waiver 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
- City of Boston, Innovation & Technology Department
- Massachusetts Trial Courts (Access to Justice intern)
- MITRE Corp.
- Mootus, Inc.
- Committee for Public Counsel Services (Public Service Law & Technology extern)
- Micron, Corp.