At Maine Law, students are guaranteed a clinical or externship experience.

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, regulatory 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: Geiger; The Jackson Laboratory (JAX); WEX; Match Group LLC, InterMed
  • Criminal: Offices of the United States Attorney and the Maine Attorney General; Federal Defender’s Office; Cumberland County DA’s Office; Maine Indigent Defense Center
  • Environmental: Conservation Law Foundation; Maine Audubon; Friends of Casco Bay; Maine Renewal Energy Association; Maine Department of Marine Resources
  • Judicial Externships: State District Court; U.S. Bankruptcy Court; U.S. District Court (Maine); U.S. Court of Appeals (First Circuit)
  • Privacy: International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP); Tyler Technologies; Network Advertising Initiative
  • Public Interest: Disability Rights Maine; Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP); Pine Tree Legal Assistance; Maine Equal Justice; ACLU
  • 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 if approved by the externship director.

Contact Information:

Marcia Levy
Director of Field Placement Programs and Pro Bono
Anyah White
Administrative Coordinator for Career Services and Field Placement Programs