Externships combine job placements with a classroom component to help students get the most from their experience.
Our Externship programs help students develop those qualities and skills they will need to become successful practitioners by combining theory and practice, while also providing opportunities to reflect upon and instill the moral and ethical values that underlie a rational and just application of law. Our flagship Semester-in-Practice Programs give our students the chance to spend up to 37 hours a week working in the field, while retaining the crucial seminar component for reflection on their experiences and for faculty guidance. Work locally or around the world in diverse settings and practice areas and learn on the job from experienced lawyers--many of them BC Law alumni--who are committed to helping our students succeed.
Our unique Tethered Externships pair a traditional podium course with an experiential seminar and part-time placement, all taught and guided by full-time faculty members. We are one of the only schools in the country with this model. We also offer many other exciting specialized externship programs, from our much admired Attorney General Program to our remarkable Innocence Program externship, where students fight for the rights of the wrongly imprisoned.
This is how you build your network, learn what kind of law you want to practice, and figure out what kind of lawyer you want to become. Whatever you choose, our faculty will be with you every step of the way.