Through externships, students get out of the classroom and work in the field, handling real legal work under the supervision of an attorney-mentor. Students develop legal skills and substantive knowledge of the law, solve legal problems in real-life situations, learn daily activities of legal practice and engage in faculty-guided reflection to hone their skills and ability.

Our location in Seattle — a vibrant hotbed of technology, innovation, progressive policymaking, philanthropy and more — provides ample opportunities for externships. But our reach doesn’t stop at the Puget Sound. We offer a wide range of practice settings throughout the country and even abroad.

A public service externship of two credits or more will fulfill the public service graduation requirement for students in the JD program. UW Law also offers students a wide range of experiential learning opportunities through the Clinical Law Program.