vanwinkle wrote:chris0805 wrote:Colombia has clinics (though they call them externships, they're the same thing) at two US Attys. office, the queen's county DA, Neighborhood Defender Service, and the Center for Appellate Litigation (Indigent Defense appeals). CLS also has a strong relationship with Bronx Defenders and I know more than few students who have interned there.
That's odd. Why isn't that under Colombia Law's clinics page?
TBH, I don't know. Essentially, any clinic (legal practice with a seminar component) that involves an outside institution, such as a PDs or DAs office, gets called an "externship." The problem is that 0Ls (myself included three years ago) try to judge schools by clinical opportunities and look up "clinics." Then, when none of these show up, they think, hmmm... that's not impressive. I don't understand why we can't just call them clinics, or at least have a clinical/externship page in one place.