Students Connect with Legal Community at Externship Fair

    The UDSL Externship Office held its second Externship Fair on February 4. The turnout was tremendous. More than 100 students met with representatives of almost 50 law firms, government agencies, courts and businesses during the fair. The fair provided an opportunity for lawyers and judges to recruit and interview eligible students for externships in the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Denise Platfoot-Lacey said the fair was another example of the legal community's eager participation in UDSL's Externship Program, providing opportunities to students to develop their skills in true legal apprenticeships. "Participation in this year's Externship Fair was no exception," she said, "with many of the offices in attendance offering externship positions to multiple students. We appreciate our partnerships with all of the offices that extend externship offers to our students and enjoy working together to facilitate our students' active learning."

    Several field supervisors who participated in the fair were impressed with students' eagerness to get legal experience, and were also pleased with the level of preparation and professionalism displayed by many students seeking externships.

    "Students were encouraged to ask the interviewers about practice areas and the types of assignments that might get assigned to an extern," said Externship Supervisor Monique Lampke. "Knowing this information can help a student secure an externship placement that is a good fit and will give them solid and practical legal experience to prepare them for the practice of law."

    Next year's Externship Fair will be held February 3, 2011.

    Representatives from the following offices attended the 2010 fair:

    Advocates for Basic Legal Equality
    Altick & Corwin, LPA
    Baker Concrete Construction, Inc.
    Baker Concrete Construction, Inc.
    Behnke, Martin & Schulte, LLC
    Biomet Orthopedics
    City of Dayton Prosecutor's Office
    City of Dayton Human Relations Council
    City of Middletown Law Department
    City of Middletown Prosecutor's Office
    Clinton Co. Common Pleas Court
    Crown Equipment Corp.
    C R Washington Co. LPA
    Faruki Ireland & Cox, PLL
    Federal Public Defender
    Gibson & O'Keefe Co., L.P.A.
    Gottschlich & Portune, LLP
    Greene County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
    Hochwalt & Schiff LLC
    Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues, LPA
    Howard Law Office
    ITS Financial, LLC
    Kettering Municipal Court
    Law Office of Joseph C. Lucas, LLC
    Legal Aid of Western Ohio
    Luxottica Retail
    MacMurray, Petersen & Shuster LLP
    Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, Chambers of the Honorable Mary Wiseman
    Montgomery County Probate Court
    Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office
    Montgomery County Public Defender's Office
    Ohio Attorney General's Office
    Ohio Court of Appeals, Second District
    Ohio Legal Rights Service
    Ostrowski Law Firm Co., LPA
    Pickrel Schaeffer and Ebeling
    Scaccia & Associates, LLC
    Tara C. Dancing, LLC
    United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Ohio
    United States District Court, Chambers of Magistrate Judge Sharon L. Ovington
    United States District Court, Chambers of the Honorable Thomas M. Rose
    University of Dayton Office of Legal Affairs
    Victory Wholesale Grocers
    Waite, Schneider, Bayless & Chesley
    Warren County CSEA
    Warren County Prosecutor
    Wolfe, LPA
    Wright & VanNoy