Through the Externship Program, upper-level students earn academic credits while gaining practical experience in a supportive real-world setting.
After completing their first year of law school, students may choose to pursue an externship opportunity. In addition to gaining invaluable experience and developing a host of legal skills, student externs earn academic credits for their work.
New York Law School externship programs run concurrently with the academic calendar. NYLS externs are required to work 140 hours a semester (10 to 12 hours per week in the fall and spring semesters, unless otherwise specified, and 20 hours per week during the shorter summer session).
Students interested in applying for an externship can find more information on the Career Resources section of the NYLS Portal.