fleurdelis wrote:How does the externship program work? Is it difficult to get a good spot?
Are you familiar with any graduate housing?
there are a couple of ways it works.
International: you submit a resume, cover letter, and at least 3 countries that you would be willing to go to and then they place you. It is all at firms, mostly Baker and McKenzie, Church Legal Offices, and others.
Domestic: There are some firms all around the country, except ny doesn't allow it (there are attorneys there who would take externs but their firms won't let them) but all the rest of the counrty who said they want a BYU student. Again you submit a resume, and cover letter for each firm, you rank the firms in order of preference, then if there are multiple students who want to go to a firm the firms then ranks the students and they match it up like that. My friend was the only person who applied to Arent Fox in DC so he will be there for part of the summer.
Self Initiated: Then if you aren't feeling either of those options you can get your own. The school has a database of all different places where students have externed before with contact information so you can contact any of those that look interesting. You can also just find you own thing.
this is all going on well before grades come out from first semester.
The best part is you can get up to 6 credits and each credit only cost $20 instead of having to pay full tuition. It is great.
I will be working abroad and in ny this coming summer.