• Corporate Externship – 6035

    Summer 2018




  • Prerequisites

    Law 6051 BA/Corps, or Law 6016/6076 Essentials of Business for Lawyers

    Grad. Requirements
    • Experiential Learning
    Subject Area
    • Business Law *
    • Corporate Law
    Student Year
    Upper Division
    Grade Base
    Course type

In this program, students are placed in company law departments (such as Best Buy, H.B. Fuller Co., Mortenson Construction, Select Comfort Corp., Target Corp., Thrivent Financial, and USBank) to experience the work of in-house counsel. The student will receive 3 credits for 150 hours, to be completed over a 6 to 8 week period, working on substantive areas of law such as corporate policies and codes of conduct, employment law, vendor and supplier agreements, SEC filings and documents, international and comparative law, finance, and intellectual property. Students will also participate in or sit in on meetings, telephone or video conferences, and company events to experience day-to-day work of in-house counsel and the flow of work and life in the corporate world. 


The instructor matches students and companies using a questionnaire. Students also attend up to two on-campus workshops and complete written assignments, including journals of their experiences. This class is available to students who have completed the 2L or 1L year, with 2Ls given preference. There is a required (i.e. mandatory) Orientation Meeting for registrants on Monday, April 16, 2018, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. in Room 3 Subplaza.

For more information, see  https://www.law.umn.edu/corporate-institute/externship-companies

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University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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