2 to 4 credits, with option for 1 to 2 credit research paper
To register for Individual Externship credit, fill out Externship Registration Form, obtain required signatures, and submit to Dean Bart (externship program administrator). Only 2L and 3L students may enroll in an externship, and a student may not exceed 6 total credits of externship during law school. Students are discouraged from enrolling in the same externship placement for an additional semester, and externship credit will be permitted in this circumstance only with special permission (see Dean Bart).
If your externship will involve working directly with clients and/or appearing before a judge, you also should complete the forms necessary to become approved by the North Carolina Bar for student practice, under the supervision of a licensed attorney. These forms may take up to 4 weeks to process, and so you should begin this process as soon as possible after receiving your externship offer: complete NC Bar "Student Certification Regarding the Rules of Professional Conduct" form and the NC Bar "Law School Certification" form (submit both to the Registrar for processing and signatures). See North Carolina State Bar Rules, Chapter 1. Rules and Regulations of the North Carolina State Bar, Subchapter C. Rules Governing the Board of Law Examiners and the Training of Law Students.
Full-semester externships for up to 14 credits
Faculty-mentored externships, including externships abroad, require Curriculum Committee approval. Please see Dean Bart for more information.
Faculty-taught course that integrates a shared-theme externship experience with complimenting seminar