Corporate Externship – 6035
In this program, students are placed in company law departments 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. There is a required orientation meeting at the beginning of the semester.
This class is available to students who have completed the 2L or 1L year, with 1L’s given preference. There is a required (i.e. mandatory) Orientation Meeting for registrants.
For more information, see https://www.law.umn.edu/corporate-institute/externship-companies