Comprehensive pre-approved externship opportunities for judicial agencies, government agencies and public interest law firms, with contact information and referral addresses, are always available by emailing either the Faculty Director or the Assistant to the Director (see Contact Box on the Externship Department homepage). Here are a few of the opportunities available; this list is just illustrative of the many and varied externship placements for Loyola students:
Business and commercial placements: California Department of Corporations, Securities and Exchange Commission, Small Business Administration, United States Attorney Tax Division, California Attorney General Business and Tax Division, United States Trustee in Bankruptcy.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA): Students work with the Office of the State Controller and the IRS to prepare tax forms for income eligible clients. This course is offered in the spring semester only.
Civil litigation in public interest placements: American Civil Liberties Union, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Public Counsel, the Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation.
Immigration practice: Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Immigration Law Practicum, Los Angeles Bar Association Legal Assistance Program, the Central American Refugee Center, El Rescate Legal Services.
Center for Juvenile Law and Policy
Disability law practice: Disability Legal Rights Center, Mental Health Advocacy Services
Mediation practice: Center for Conflict Resolution
Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney: Criminal Division, Hard Core Gang, Land Use, Environmental, and many other divisions
County Counsel Dependency Court
Office of the Los Angeles District Attorney: Criminal Division, Preliminary Hearings, Central Trials, Hard Core Gang, Hate Crimes, High Tech crimes, and many more divisions.
Office of the Federal Public Defender and Office of the County Public Defender
California Attorney General: Criminal Division, Land Use, Antitrust, Business and Tax and many more divisions.
State courts: Los Angeles Superior Court and the California Courts of Appeal
Federal courts: Central District trial courts, the United States 9th Circuit Courts of Appeal, the United States Bankruptcy Courts and the United States Magistrate Courts.
Remember that this is just an illustrative list of the wide range of opportunities. Email the Faculty Director or the Assistant to the Director for detailed referral sheets.
Founders Hall 240
919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Students must submit their application to the Externship Department no later than August 10, 2013.
Students must submit their application to the Externship Department no later than October 29, 2013.
Students must submit their application to the Externship Department no later than April 26, 2014.