Rutgers School of Law - Camden offers extensive opportunities for students to earn academic credit while working for various public and private nonprofit agencies and for state and federal judges. In addition to the work, students attend seminars relating to the work done in their placement. Students can expect to improve knowledge of substantive and procedural law, to integrate practical lawyering skills with this greater understanding, and to be introduced to advanced legal skills in writing, strategic decisionmaking and the like. An externship placement can be invaluable as a step to pursue or confirm career interests.
Practice Externship Clin. Prof. Harriet N. Katz (3 or 4 credits per term) (only open to 3L students)
Placements include a range of civil and criminal positions, in many of which a student can appear in court under the student practice rules of New Jersey or Pennsylvania. Only public or nonprofit placements for this program.
Judicial Externship Heather Stapleton and Maureen Behm, U.S. District Court law clerks (3 or 4 credits per term) (for 3L or 2nd term 2L students)
Placements include US District, Magistrate, Appellate and Bankruptcy Courts, Immigration court, a number of Camden County and other state courts.
For more information for prospective students and current or prospective placements, see links on this page, to the right.
Currently enrolled externs and other Rutgers students will find additional information about assignments, enrollment rosters, due dates, and all required forms via the course webpages.