Maine Law’s Externship Program allows students to work alongside seasoned attorneys and judges for academic credit. Depending on the placement, students in the Externship Program handle advocacy, policy, regulator enforcement, and transactional legal matters, and may have the opportunity to practice as a student attorney during their third year of law school. Students in the Externship Program receive valuable feedback and mentoring from their placement supervisors, who are experienced judges and lawyers, and also from the Externship Professor and Director. Recent externship placements include:
Corporate – TD Bank N.A., InterMed, Cianbro Corporation, Mercy Hospital
Criminal – Offices of the United States Attorney and the Maine Attorney General, Federal Defender’s Office
Environmental– Conservation Law Foundation, Maine Attorney General’s Office – Natural Resources Division, Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Privacy– International Association of Privacy Professionals, Elsevier
Public Interest– Disability Rights Center, Legal Services for the Elderly, Pine Tree Legal Assistance
Judicial Externships- State District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. District Court (Maine), and the U.S. Court of Appeals (First Circuit).
Create Your Own Externship – In addition to regularly offered externship placements, students can also create their own externships at any number of courts, agencies, or institutions.
Semester in Practice – Washington, DC – Maine Law’s Semester in Practice Externship Program allows selected students to spend an entire spring semester working with a federal agency in Washington, DC. This is a full-time externship, which provides 12 – 14 credits for the semester and allows students to work with agency attorneys, under the mentorship of a Washington, DC based adjunct professor.