2014 Summer Externship Application, Self-Created

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Pre-Created: Placement developed by the LSU Law Center Externship Program

Self-Created: Placement developed by the applicant

Self-Created Externship Application Deadline: 5 pm, April 15, 2014

Externship Timing

Statement of Interest

Your statement of interest is intended to demonstrate how a summer externship will further your career goals, how an externship fits into your overall law school academic plan, and how you intend to make an externship possible on a practical level. It should include:

  • Where you intend to live this summer, including your housing arrangements and general financial situation and plans,
  • What sort(s) of work you would be most interested in,
  • Whether you have any other summer job prospects,
  • What area or areas of law most interest you,
  • What other coursework, if any, you plan to take over the summer,
  • Where physically you would like to be after law school,
  • What your housing and living options are for the summer, and
  • What sort of work you would like to be doing after law school.

This statement of interest will not be provided to your placements and is for internal use only.

Type your statement no more than 3 pages in length, and attach it using the field below.


Self-Created Externship Placement Information

Additional Documents

Please attach the following files.


Verification of Externship Responsibilities

In applying for the LSU Law Center Program, I, the undersigned, understand and agree to the following:

(1) My externship placement may not compensate me in any way for my work.
(2) If I accept an externship placement, either one created by the LSU Law Center Externship Program or one I have self-created, I may not subsequently decline that externship placement.
(3) If I accept an externship placement, either one created by the LSU Law Center Externship Program or one that I have self-created, I understand that I will be enrolled, for two or three academic credits, in the Law Center’s Summer Externship course for the Summer 2014 session.
(4) If I accept an externship placement, I understand that I may not drop the Summer Externship course after its addition to my schedule without the express written approval of the Director of Externships and the Vice- Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
(5) If I accept an externship placement, I understand that I am responsible for attending the weekly externship seminar and completing all course requirements in accordance with the policies set forth in the LSU Law Center Catalog and in accordance with the Honor Code.
(6) If I accept an externship placement, I understand that I am responsible for attending an ethics seminar prior to commencing my externship placement.

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