Civil Field Placements

The Civil Field Placements give students the opportunity to put their education in practice by working either part-time or full time at Bay Area non-profit organizations and government agencies under the supervision of an attorney. Students learn the fundamentals of lawyering and practical judgment by watching skilled lawyers and by practicing these skills under supervision. Students are required to do a minimum of 4 units of credit (16 hours per week over 14 weeks) and may choose to do up to 12 units for a full-time placement and are also required to enroll in a course component.

Start by reviewing the list of past approved placements below but we encourage you to bring new ideas for placements as well.

Explore the many exciting areas- including Environmental– offered below:

  Schedule an Advising Appointment         The Field Placement Application

Propose a new placement 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.