International Externship Seminar
An international externship is available only to J.D. candidates and consists of an externship with an approved international or foreign court or organization combined with a research paper and faculty supervision. The approved institutions are the International Criminal Court, the International Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the War Crimes and Organized Crimes Chambers of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Supreme Court of Israel, the Supreme Court of India, and the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. Students may earn a total of 12 credits for a four to six month Fall or Spring externship during the third, fourth, or fifth semester of schooling that also requires submission of a three-draft 40-page research paper and faculty supervision. Students may earn a total of 4 credits for a minimum 10-week Summer externship during either of their law school summers that also requires submission of a two-draft 25-page paper and faculty supervision. No student who has earned credit in a practicum, International Team Project, or senior research may earn credit for a Fall of Spring Semester international externship, and no student who is earning or has earned credit in a Fall or Spring international externship may enroll for credit in a practicum, International Team Project, or senior research. Students first must be accepted by the relevant institution before being considered for an international externship for credit, which will entail an evaluation of the student's overall academic performance to date (including grade point average) and whether, in the judgment of the school, the student is well positioned to take advantage of the international externship and perform well both at the institution and in drafting the research paper. The Center for Career Strategy and Advancement has information about applying to the approved institutions, which have deadlines for applications throughout the year. Enrollment is with permission of the professor only.