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Through the DC Program, you too can spend a semester in an exciting, career-building externship with a government or nonprofit legal office in Washington, DC. The Program helps you find an externship placement that fits with your particular interests, includes special programming and academic courses designed to help you learn and succeed in your externship, and offers optional but guaranteed apartment-style housing in Washington, DC. In addition to the placement sites mentioned above, many other exciting placement sites have also expressed enthusiasm for receiving applications from Program participants, including the general counsel's offices at the U.S. departments of Homeland Security, Health & Human Services, Education, and many more.
We have found that many of the happiest and most successful ASU law school alumni in the nation’s capital got their start in Washington, DC -- their first foot in the door -- with externships while in law school, and that the DC externship experience, credential, and connections has provided other students with an invaluable boost when they apply for federal, state, local, and law firm jobs in Arizona and elsewhere.
While law firm jobs have grown scarcer nationwide (including in Arizona), the federal government and other employers are continuing to hire attorneys in Washington, DC. This Program can provide you with an invaluable foot in the door to Washington, DC employers, and an important credential when you apply for federal, state, local, and law firm jobs in Arizona and elsewhere. More information about the Program is available on the Program web site at http://www.law.asu.edu/WLEP and in the FAQs at http://www.law.asu.edu/programs/Programs/TheWashingtonDCLegalExternshipProgram/WLEPOConnor.aspx.
We look forward to your application, and hopefully to your participation in the DC Program this spring!
Students will be required to attend a class on Thursday, January 5th from 1 - 4 pm in room 105.
Credit Hours: 9
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard