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Thank you for participating in the UW College of Law's externship program. It's the contribution and mentorship of practitioners that continues to support our students' experience!
The objective of the externship program is to provide an experiential learning opportunity to enhance a student's skill set, knowledge of the industry and develop concrete legal abilities that will aid them in their careers.
Given the dynamic nature of multiple employers, the program aims to be as pragmatic and flexible as possible to accommodate various hiring cycles and preferred practices from our many participants. Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions!
There is an application for a potential supervisor to fill out if you would like to have an extern in your office. You can find this application here. All externships must be in a judicial, governmental or non-profit organization. If you would like to have an extern in your office, please fill out the Field Supervisor Application form and return it to Tim Crawford at email@example.com for review. Upon receipt, our office will notify the supervisor and student of the status of their application and the necessary next steps.
Review your office's current listing through our placement page. If you need to update your contact information for the program, include additional application materials beyond a resume, or revise the description for your program, please complete the Employer Update Form.
The Wyoming State Bar provides a way for students to get "real-world" experience prior to graduation. Rule 9 states that a student may practice in court as a normal attorney under the direct supervision of their supervising attorney. This gives an extern the incredible opportunity to get exposure to the court system, practice making an argument to the court, and allows the supervisor to give meaningful feedback and mentorship early in a young lawyer's career. It is encouraged that field supervisors participate and provide these opportunities to their externs, when appropriate.
The Externship Program Director is always happy to answer any questions a supervisor or their staff may have throughout the duration of the externship placement, or outside of a placement. The College also provides a .5 credit CLE training for all field supervisors, either live at the externship career fair, or through self-study. The video will be posted on this page each March for self-study.
You can find other policies, guidelines and evaluation documents listed below.