Externships are a vital component of the Concentration. They enable students to connect their classroom work with practical real-world 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, build relationships within the industry, and broaden their professional network.

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.

Past Externships

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.