The Field Placement Program offers qualified student the opportunity to expand their legal education beyond the bounds of the law school building. Students are eligible for academic credit for field placements if they meet the following criteria:
- Students extern at a non-profit or government agency
- Students are directly supervised by an attorney
- Students are doing legal work, broadly defined
Students do these placements part-time or full-time in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the country and world. Opportunities for placements include:
Students interested in any of the field placement and externship program options should review the FAQ to learn more about the specific requirements. We will open the Spring 2019 Field Placement Application on October 1.
Sue Schechter, the Field Placement Program Director at UC Berkeley Law School, has served the Berkeley Law community since summer of 2006. Sue has developed field placement seminars which she teaches, co-teaches, or supports practitioners teaching in the specialized seminars. You can contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org, call her at (510) 643-7387, or schedule an advising appointment above.
Field Placement Program contacts:
Sue Schechter, Field Placement Director and Lecturer-in-Residence
email@example.com, (510) 643-7387
Program Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org, (510)-642-6818