"The externship program allowed me the opportunity to deal with matters of life or death. I worked with attorneys across the country, challenging the constitutionality of the juvenile death penalty. I learned that things are seldom what they seem and, as attorneys, we need to look beneath the surface, for that is where the truth often lies." -Jontae Chatman '05
In the Externship Program, students earn academic credit by performing on-site legal work for nonprofit organizations or governmental agencies. Field placements run the gamut from working for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office to working for the Museum of Fine Arts/Houston.
During the regular school year, the student's supervising attorney at the field placement is expected to submit two formal written evaluations, once at the midterm point in the internship/externship and again at the conclusion. These evaluations should detail the work the student has done and the supervisor's evaluation of the student's performance during the time period covered. Prof. Bonadero will send your supervisor an email containing a link to the brief online evaluation form.
(NOTE: During the summer sessions, supervisors are only asked to complete one evaluation -- at the end of the session.)