Field Placement Program

Berkeley Law students have the opportunity to gain invaluable hands-on experience, academic credit, and key connections in the Field Placement Program. Students are encouraged to follow their interests and seek fall and spring field placements that further their individual educational and career goals.  

Program Overview

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 with qualifying non-profit and government agencies and in judicial chambers.  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 Civil, Environmental, Criminal, Judicial, Domestic Away, UCDC Law, International Away and the Hague.

Students interested in any of the field placement and externship program options should review the FAQ to learn more about the specific requirements.

Away Orientation
April 18, 2018
At 12:45 in room 130

Field Placement Program contacts:
Sue Schechter, Field Placement Director and Lecturer-in-Residence, (510) 643-7387
Program Administrator,, (510)-642-6818


The Field Placement Program is governed by ABA Standard 304:  Study Outside the Classroom and Berkeley Law Academic Rule 3 – the 295 Series – (c) Limitations.