Are remote externships allowed? (Last updated 2/22)
Due to COVID, both information and circumstances may change rapidly. However, ExPro is prepared to adjust and accommodate due to COVID.
In light of the fact that Santa Clara Law has returned to in-person instruction, ExPro can no longer approve remote externships. However, an exception shall be made for those externship placements which mandate remote instruction because they have not returned to in-office staffing. Students cannot opt-in, request, or otherwise work remotely.
How do I host an extern student?
Our students benefit from a range of opportunities and experiences. Information on hosting students, organization and supervisor requirements, and posting available positions is available on the Information for Sponsors page.
How do I register?
The steps for registration are found here.
When can I take an externship?
Students must complete the Critical Lawyering Skills class and secure an externship sponsor before registering. Please see Student Requirements for more information.
How many externships can I take?
A student may register for 3 externships, and a maximum of 12 units, that will count toward graduation units. Please see the Pink Book or contact Student Services for more information on units and graduation requirements.
Can I repeat an externship with the same sponsor or supervisor?
With permission, a student may take a second externship with the same sponsor and/or supervisor. The steps for approval are found here. You will need to submit a Petition for a Repeat Externship. Under no circumstance are students allowed to take a third externship with the same sponsor and/or supervisor.
Does the ExPro place students?
No, however, ExPro is happy to help students search for externship opportunities. ExPro also posts all open externship opportunities on SCU Law Jobs. See Find an Externship.
I am an international student; do I qualify for an Externship?
Yes, you qualify for an Externship but must complete a CPT Work Authorization Form before you can participate in one CPT Course or an Externship. Make sure you also visit SCU ISS for a list of complete and up-to-date requirements.