ND Law in D.C.

Supreme Court building

ND Law in D.C. offers an opportunity for semester-long externships in the nation’s capital. The program, which debuted in January 2015, allows students to work four days per week in federal government-related positions, including federal agencies, executive branch offices, congressional offices and committees, federal courts and non-profit groups engaged in policy research or advocacy. It is a Spring-semester only program.

Students earn eight academic credits for their field placements and also participate in a two-credit seminar taught weekly in DC by an NDLS faculty member. The seminar is designed to help students maximize the learning from their externships by reflecting on the legal profession, ethics, practice skills, and their own professional development. Students must also earn a minimum of four additional academic credits through course work that is not associated with the externship. Students may participate in home campus classes through a video link, undertake directed readings, and earn journal credits, among other options.

For further information, contact the following:

Beth Ferrettie
Coordinator, ND Law in D.C.
3110 Eck Hall of Law
Email: bferrettie@nd.edu
Phone: 574-631-5867