Externships Site Proposal Form
To be completed by the proposed Field Supervisor for submittal to Director, Externships.
Deadline to submit proposal for a new externship or update current externship for the following semester is May 1 for fall, Nov. 1 for spring, and March 1 for summer.
We (I) wish to establish an externship relationship with McGeorge School of Law. We (I) submit the following information to the Director, Externships for use in considering whether to establish an externship relationship.
Name of proposed externship site supervisor
Name of organization
Address of organization
Address Line 2
State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Indian Ocean Territory
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.
What is the category of your work?
Name of any other person affiliated with the externship site, who will supervise or coordinate legal externs
Title of any other person affiliated with the externship site, who will supervise or coordinate legal externs
Email address of any other person affiliated with the externship site, who will supervise or coordinate legal externs
Please briefly describe the nature of your organization’s work.
Please describe the work space environment and research tools for student externs? (e.g., office, cubicle, computer, and online and book resources, etc.)
Check the basis on which you are seeking approval as an externship site.
Ongoing, if mutually satisfactory
Student externs cannot be paid. Students receive academic units (50 hours work for each unit received). Check the range of credits for which you are willing to accept a student extern.
3 units (150 hours per semester)
4 units (200 hours per semester)
How many student extern positions do you generally have during a semester?
Check which semesters positions will be available.
What are your Organization’s deadlines to apply?
Which semester and would you like to offer the first externship?
Which year would you like to offer the first externship?
Supervision of the Program
Is the supervisor an active member of the State Bar of California (or the State Bar of the State in which student will be externing) who has practiced law for at least two years? (Two years of practice is required for those supervising State Bar Certified students.)
Please attach the resume or Curriculum Vita of the Supervising Attorney or summarize their education, training, experience, and special areas of expertise.
Is the supervisor willing to prepare a written evaluation of the student’s performance and regularly discuss the student’s performance with him or her?
Describe the frequency and type of contact the student extern will have with the Supervising Attorney.
Substance of Program — Substantive Law
To which areas of substantive law will the students be exposed?
How will the student learn relevant principles of substantive law and the rules of professional responsibility?
To which significant legal problems will the students be exposed?
Substance of Program — Procedural Law
How will the course help the student to understand judicial or administrative procedure?
Substance of Program — Practical Legal Skills
Please describe the type of work experience the student extern would have, and describe the written work product that the student extern would produce.
The externship site is well-rounded if it offers a variety of practical learning experiences. Check the opportunities listed below that will be available to your student extern.
Draft legal documents
Observe oral argument
Prepare for trial
Observe chambers conferences
Participate in pre-trial or case status conferences
Conduct administrative hearings
Counsel on preventative law
Write trial briefs
Work with clients
Attend in-house training
Write appellate briefs
Attend CLE activities
Observe local governmental meetings
Research legal issues
Diagnose a client’s problem
Participate in bar association activities
Argue motions or appeals
Participate in local government meetings
Draft administrative rules
Are there any other practical learning experiences associated with your proposed program?
Please check all application materials you are requesting.
Are you willing to receive application materials via email?
Please list any law school course pre- or co-requisites for placement with your organization.
Please list any preferred law school course or pre- or co-requisites for placement with your organization.
Do you require students to be eligible certified law students?
Do you prefer students to be eligible certified law students?
Will the student be required to undergo and clear a background check to be eligible for work?
What McGeorge student (if any) is interested in this field placement?
If your placement is outside California, what is the student practice rule in your jurisdiction?
Would your student extern need to qualify under the student practice rule (student must be accompanied by an attorney in court?) If so, what is the process for qualifying?
Attach any other information that you would like to be made available to the Director and prospective student externs.
Are you willing to cooperate in an ABA on-site visit by Pacific McGeorge faculty?
Field Supervisor Completing this form.
If student initiated, student must attach a letter of intent explaining the reason for this externship proposal and their expectations of how this externship will benefit their educational experience.
I acknowledge that I have read The Criteria for Externship Site Approval and agree to those provisions.
By checking this box, I acknowledge this as my electronic signature.
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