Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
Susann MacLachlan

Clinical Professor
Susann MacLachlan
Program Director

If you are looking for a way to earn course credit while you extern in a non-paying position, you've come to the right place. The *Externship Program, administered by the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution at John Marshall, offers several programs that allow students to develop essential lawyering skills while working as externs with various agencies and members of the bench and bar.

Every student can benefit from participating in the Externship Program. Many students have commented that their externship experience was the best thing they ever did while in law school. Having the opportunity to work side-by-side with practitioners or for members of the judiciary is something that can't be replicated in the classroom.

The process to set up your externship is simple. Review GETTING STARTED for everything you need to know about the program. Once you have your position, select REGISTRATION to enroll in the class component. If you don't have a position, then scroll through PLACEMENT DIRECTORY for ideas about where to work. Once you are registered, bookmark MY EXTERNSHIP to easily retrieve the materials you will need during your externship.

Why wait? Let's get you started on your first externship.

*Additional externship opportunities are available through various centers in The John Marshall Law School beyond those included in this program. For information about the Real Estate Transaction Externship and the Sustainability Externship, contact Professor Celeste Hammond -

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