Loyola Law Externship Application Summer 2019
Before completing the application, students should make sure to understand the requirements and have a sincere interest to pursue an externship. Please make sure all information is accurate and ready to submit. Once this application is complete, email Prof. Linares at
to schedule a meeting. He will provide further instructions with regard to materials needed for the placement(s) you have selected. Please check your email and phone messages to ensure prompt communication with the placement and with Prof. Linares throughout the application process.
(Last name, first name)
By applying, I promise to check phone messages and respond within 48 hours.
Alternative email address:
Current Year in law school:
Select the academic credits and hourly commitment for which you wish to enroll:
1 credit = 60 hours; 2 credits = 120 hours; 3 credits = 180 hours. Some placements may require a minimum 2-credit-hour time commitment.
Please describe your desired start and end date and approximate hours per week at the field placement office.
All work at the field placement office should ideally be completed within the official start and end date of the summer semester. However, Prof. Linares will strive to accommodate students wishing to split their summers or enroll in study abroad programs with the agreement of the placement.
List the name(s) of the externship opportunity you would like to pursue. Rank your top three choices.
List the names of the placement agency with your first choice at the top. If you have already received and accepted an offer from an organization and are now seeking to convert the opportunity into an externship, please indicate this, provide all contact information for the placement/supervisor, and do not list two other choices.
Have you met with your Career Development advisor?
Who is your Career Advisor?
Are you a member of any of the following student organizations?
Public Interest Journal
Have you applied for other opportunities? (check all that apply):
Editor for a Journal
Board or team member for Moot Court
Team member for Trial Advocacy
Do you plan to work the same semester as your externship?
If yes, please list the employer and the hours per week. (This is important to ensure there is not an ethical conflict of interest)
Verify you have uploaded updated versions of the following and Prof. Linares may send to the field placement office.
All documents must be uploaded through Simplicity under your profile.
Updated Resume (upload to Simplicity and label EXTERN RESUME: [name of field placement office])
Cover letter addressed to the office or organization you ranked as your first choice for externship placement (label EXTERN CL: [name of field placement office])
Transcript (download through LORA and then upload to Simplicity)
Writing sample (approx. 3 to 6 pages that shows off your legal analysis (label EXTERN WS)
Verification of Externship Responsibilities
In applying for a Loyola College of Law externship, I, understand and agree to the following:
If I accept an externship placement, I may not subsequently decline that externship placement unless authorized.
My externship may not compensate me in any way.
The externship experience is academically rigorous and requires a certain number of field hours, time sheets, class attendance, journals and a final written portfolio.
Once accepted and enrolled, I am responsible for all of the externship class requirements.
By submitting this application, I agree to check my email regularly and respond to any externship-related communication within 24 hours.
By entering my name below, I understand the requirements for the externship program:
Enter your full name below.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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