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The Charleston School of Law Externship Program provides students with meaningful hands-on, practical legal experience in a variety of legal practice areas while earning academic credit. Charleston Law students are able to find the perfect fit to learn and develop skills in the legal field of their interest, including public service, corporate law, criminal law, environmental law, civil litigation, family law and intellectual property. 

The externship experience:

  • assists students in exploring a particular area of interest of their choice at a field-placement site
  • exposes students to the operation of the legal system 
  • enhances students’ practical skills, such as, communication, research and writing
  • enhances students’ personal skills such as poise and confidence

Additionally, externships provide students with the opportunity to meet and work with members of the legal bar and their staff, which may prove invaluable as the students pursue employment. 

To qualify for an externship, students must have completed at least 27 credit hours and be in good academic standing. Externships are available in the fall spring and summer semesters.

If you are a licensed attorney and would like to be an externship site, contact Michelle Condon.

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Michelle M. Condon
Director of Externships and Public Service and Pro Bono

Phone: (843) 377-2457