How To Get Started
Attention all 2Ls, 3Ls, exchange students and LLMs! The application period for clinics and externships has begun! Here's what you need to know:
• There was an info session on Oct. 2 at 12:00pm in Room 1E, which was recorded. We described what clinics and externships are, and gave you an overview of how to apply.
Click here to view the PowerPoint from the info session ; the video of the session is here.
Click here to download a spreadsheet that shows placements/clinics with numbers of positions available, and placements by practice area.
Click here to download an alphabetic list of externships and clinics.
• This information applies to clinics for credit only. ELSSCAP and the Veterans' Legal Clinic are pro bono clinics (not for credit). We will be having a pro bono fair Oct. 21 at noon for those (including 1Ls) interested in gaining experience through pro bono activities.
• The application period for both clinics and externships began Oct 2.
• All experiential learning applications will be accepted via Symplicity. Look under Jobs | Externships and Clinics to view what's available and apply. You can also use Advanced Search to filter by practice area, location, immigration restrictions, class year eligibility, and more!
• You can apply to up to 4 externships, and as many clinics as you like. However, you cannot take a clinic and an externship at the same time. You also cannot take more than two field placements (a year-long placement counts as a single placement, but you can only have one year-long placement).
• Past students' evaluations of externship placements and advice for future students are posted here. Updates on numbers of applications currently submitted to each placement/clinic will be available in a separate Announcement on Symplicity. If you want advice on where to apply based on historical information about how competitive placements are, first narrow your choices down to 6-8 placements, and then make an appointment with Prof. Shalf to discuss.
• The application period for externships closes at 11:58pm on October 9. The application period for clinics closes on October 16. You may apply at any time during the application period. All applications are sent to externships at one time, at the end of the application period. Clinics may retrieve applications at any time during the application period.
• The externship placements will interview students on October 21-31, and externship offers will be released November 4. You will have until November 7 to make a decision about externship offers. (Preregistration begins on Nov. 4.)
• Each of the clinics will have their own selection timelines, but will be making offers at approximately the same time (so that you can decide among all of your experiential learning choices).
• After receiving offers, externship students will be required to contact their placements to find out onboarding procedures, and to sign an agreement via Symplicity. Students will be dropped from the course if this requirement has not been fulfilled by the last day of fall classes on November 25.
• Both clinic and externship directors will enroll students in their experiential learning courses in OPUS; there is no need to bid or preregister.
If you have questions about externships, contact Prof. Sarah Shalf, sarah.shalf(at)emory.edu, or Sherry McPeeks, smcpeek(at)emory.edu, or visit . You can make an appointment with Prof. Shalf online at http://meetme.so/sarahshalf.
For questions about the clinics:
Barton Child Policy Legislative Clinic: Melissa Carter, melissa.d.carter(at)emory.edu
Barton Juvenile Defender: Randee Waldman, rwaldm2(at)emory.edu
Barton Appeal for Youth: Steve Reba, sreba(at)emory.edu
or visit Barton Center's websites at http://www.law.emory.edu/centers-clinics/barton-child-law-policy-center.html & http://bartoncenter.net
Turner Environmental Law Clinic: Mindy Goldstein, magolds(at)emory.edu or visit http://www.law.emory.edu/academics/academic-programs/environmental-law/turner-clinic.html
International Humanitarian Law Clinic: Laurie Blank, lblank(at)emory.edu or visit http://www.law.emory.edu/centers-clinics/international-humanitarian-law-clinic.html.
For issues with your Symplicity login/password, please ask your Career Services advisor, and/or Laura Yearout, laura.yearout(at)emory.edu.
We hope to see you at the info session on Oct. 2 -- and in any event, we hope you'll sign up for an experiential learning opportunity!