Externship Fair

2018 Externship Fair

Externship Fair wide viewThe School of Law’s 2018 Externship Fair will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., in Keller Hall.

Lawyers and judges who would like to host a law student for an unpaid externship in the 2018–2019 academic year — including the summer 2018, fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters — may attend the fair to meet eligible students for informational interviews.

Because all externship students are required to secure their own externship placements, our annual Externship Fair is a primary means for Externship Field Offices to talk with students about the office's available externship positions and learn more about the students' skills, qualifications, and goals for an externship.

For students, the Fair offers a chance to learn more about various externship offices so that they can decide which office might best fit their learning goals for the externship course. Because the externship course is part of our students' academic experience, we emphasize with students the importance of deciding now upon primary learning goals so that they can make deliberate decisions about the externship field offices that will best help them meet those goals. Detailed information about the format of the Fair can be found here.


Click here to register for the fair.

The deadline to register is February 16.

For questions, contact the Externship Office at 937-229-4734 or by email externships@udayton.edu

Are You Interested in Working with One of Our Student Externs?

A Field Supervisor must be:

An employee of the sponsoring organization or someone who provides legal services on behalf of the sponsoring organization; a licensed attorney who is in good standing with a minimum of three years legal experience; or a judge or justice currently serving on the bench.

A Field Supervisor should expect to mentor and train their extern by doing the following: 

  • Engage the extern in, and directly supervise, multiple opportunities for performance.
  • Provide an experience which is reasonably similar to the experience of a lawyer advising or representing a client or engaging in other lawyering tasks in the field office.
  • Develop the concepts underlying the lawyering skills being taught in the field office and integrate doctrine, theory, skills, and legal ethics.
  • Provide adequate training to the extern and answer questions the extern has about work assignments, lawyering activities that the extern is observing, or the topics being discussed in the student’s externship coursework.
  • Provide to the extern regular and specific feedback about their performance.
  • Be available on-site when the extern is at the field office to meet regularly with the extern and to provide regular feedback to them aimed at advancing their skills.

A Field Supervisor will also be required to do the following:·        

  • Verify the extern’s work hours.
  • Complete evaluations of the extern’s written work product and overall performance during and upon completion of the externship.
  • Meet with the Externship Professor as requested.

For questions, contact the Externship Office at 937-229-4734 or by email externships@udayton.edu.

Externship Program

Denise Platfoot Lacey
Professor of Externships

Phone: 937-229-4634

Email: externships@udayton.edu

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2772