Away Field Placements

There are five ways to do an Away Field Placement:

Students can receive from 10 to 12 units of academic credit for legal work with an approved non-profit or government agency outside the San Francisco/Bay Area.  Students doing Away Field Placements are required to conduct contemporaneous guided reflection in the form of timesheets, memos, and reports throughout the semester. Students must receive academic program approval from the Dean of Students and approval from Field Placement Director. 

Berkeley Law Students have externed in over 22 states & 25 countries around the world

For students planning a Spring 2024 Domestic Away, International Away, or UNHR placements are required to submit an application as soon as possible. Below is a list of previously approved Away Field Placements between Fall 2011 and Fall 2023. This list is not exhaustive, and students are encouraged to discuss new placement ideas with Sue Schechter.

Schedule an Advising Appointment         The Field Placement Application

Interested in an Externship not Listed Here? Propose a New Externship to the Field Placement Director



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.