We’re here for experience that leads to excellence.

You don’t become an exceptional lawyer simply by reading. You become one by doing. By learning at the elbow of those who have come before you. One way you’ll do that at Creighton University School of Law is through externships.

Externships give you the opportunity to:

  • Explore future career options
  • Experience what lawyering is like in the workplace
  • Apply what you’re learning in law school to the real world
  • Learn from practitioners who are doing what you want to do
  • Assess if a particular career or place is ideal for you
  • Connect with professionals who might lead you to your future career

Our Approach

Our list of available externships is extensive. They are in the offices of county attorneys, city attorneys, public defenders, judges, nonprofit hospitals, universities and other nonprofits. They’re on campus—and across the state, the country and even the world. Some require senior certification; and some have course prerequisites.

Our Requirements

You’ll earn 4, maybe more, credit hours and be graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. To earn a satisfactory grade, you must:

  • Complete a learning agenda indicating your goals for your externship
  • Discuss your learning agenda with your professor and externship supervisor
  • Attend all sessions of the seminar class
  • Complete at least 150 hours of work over the semester
  • Record hours spent on externship activities and projects
  • Keep a journal of your reflections about your externship
  • Meet with your professor at the 75-hour mark and at semester’s end
  • Make a presentation about your externship to the seminar class
  • Complete and submit an externship evaluation