The opportunity to gain real-world experience from an externship is available in a wide variety of legal fields. No matter a student’s background or interest, there is an externship to fit his or her educational needs. The following is just a sampling of the externships available to Chapman students:
Courts: U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, California Court of Appeal, California Superior Court, Immigration Court
Federal Government: U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Medicare Hearings And Appeals, U.S. Small business Administration, Internal Revenue Service
State Government: Attorney General of California (multiple units), California State Board of Equalization Tax Appeals Assistance Program
Local Government: Orange County Office of the County Counsel, Anaheim City Attorney’s Office, Santa Ana City Attorney’s Office, Huntington Beach City Attorney’s Office, Newport Beach City Attorney’s Office
Criminal Law: Orange County District Attorney, Orange County Public Defender, United States Attorney’s Office, Federal Public Defender
Public Interest/Non-Profits: Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Public Law Center, Children’s Law Center, ACLU of Southern California, Disability Rights Legal Center, Bet Tzedek,
Private Placements: Students can earn externship credit at an ever-developing list of in-house counsel, entertainment organizations, and private law firms.
Make Your Own! Know a judge that wants an extern? Met an attorney who could use a hand? They may be eligible to take on an extern! Help the externship program bring in new opportunities. Contact us to see if you can be a trailblazer for future externs at a new location.
Current students: Access the complete list of Approved Externship Placements.