Civil Field Placements

The Civil Field Placements give students the opportunity to put their education into 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

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


This is where Berkeley Law students have gone in the last 2 years (Fall 2020- Fall 2022) but this list is not an exclusive list. Students are welcomed to propose other placements. Contact the Field Placement Office if you are interested in an externship not listed here.

This list is separated by nonprofits and organizations followed by government agencies. Most of these placements are in the Bay Area and some that are not allowing a remote option. 

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.