LAW SCHOOLS

The recession makes externships a sweeter deal for students

The lousy legal hiring market is encouraging unpaid student work, but deeper forces are also at play.

, The National Law Journal

Without summer associate programs to rely on, law students are turning to externships as an alternate way of gaining practical experience and making connections that could lead to full-time employment. They work, unpaid, for credit under the supervision of faculty and an on-site attorney at a government agency, nonprofit organization or sometimes a corporation.

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