Loyola Law Externship Application Spring 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, the Office of Skills and Experiential Learning will check Simplicity to download the most updated version of your resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample. After submitting this application, Prof. Brown may request an internal interview, contact you by email or directly send your application materials to the field placement office. Please check your email and phone messages to ensure prompt communication
(Last name, first name)
By applying, I promise to check phone messages and respond within 48 hours.
Alternative email address:
Year in law school in Fall of 2018:
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 over the course of the 15-week semester. Some placements require a minimum 2-credit-hour commitment.
Select your preference for the section of the Academic Externship course in which you would like to be enrolled:
Students may choose to be enrolled in either section. Your choice can be changed later if necessary.
Mondays, 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
No preference at this time
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 and do not list two other choices. If you have already received and accepted an offer, please list the name and contact information for your point of contact at the placement.
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 or do you plan on applying for other opportunities for the same semester as the externship? (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)
Have you taken an externship before?
If yes, please list the placement(s) and the number of credit hours earned at each placement. Students may take a maximum of 6 combined credit hours of Academic Externship and Independent Study (L898, L899, G898, G899) courses.
Verify you have submitted the following materials to Prof. Linares via email
Students who conducted an independent search for a self-created externship and have already received an offer from their placement need only submit their resume.
Signed Cover Letter - addressed and tailored to the organization you ranked as your top choice for externship placement
Transcript (if required by placement ) (download through LORA or request from main campus Student Records office)
Writing sample (if required by placement) (approx. 3 to 6 pages that shows off your legal analysis
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.
I understand the Externship Program does not place students in for-profit settings.
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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