Outside the classroom


The Law School’s externship program complements the school’s clinical program and projects. Every semester, students head out to work for academic credit in non-profit organizations, with judges and government offices, and in public policy organizations throughout Indiana. In the summer, students work at companies, law firms, and other organizations around the globe in a fully funded fellows programs. The Law School also offers a unique third-year semester externship in Washington, D.C., for those students wishing to work with the federal government or a public advocacy organization. Each year, over 300 field placements are offered.

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Hands-on experience, from Bloomington to Brazil

Choose from fields as diverse as criminal law, judicial clerkships, public interest, or our semester-long program in Washington, DC. Externships offer between one and eight hours of credit.

Milton Stewart Fellows: Summer externships in seven countries

Any law school can sign you up for a summer or a semester of study in another country (so do we). But only Indiana Law can offer you a summer of real work in another country. This is no leisurely summer study abroad program, with esoteric classes in the mornings and afternoons by the seashore. Stewart Fellows work — and they work hard, in corporations, highly ranked international law firms, and rights-based non-governmental organizations, delivering real legal services in seven countries throughout the world. Unlike many programs with steep price tags – costing students thousands or tens of thousands of dollars – each Stewart Fellow receives funding to cover travel and living expenses while working abroad in countries like China, India, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Brazil, and Argentina.

Read more about the Stewart Fellows' experiences at the Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession website.