Before proceeding to complete this form, you should first do the following:
1. Review the criteria for approval
to ensure you qualify.
2. Identify a Primary Supervising Attorney, and locate that person's current resume/CV/bio (or at least find out their law school and graduation date, number of years in position, and any prior supervisory experience). This should be someone who has been given sufficient authority to ensure that students receive appropriate work assignments, supervision, and feedback. The Primary Supervising Attorney must certify on behalf of the organization that the organization is prepared to supervise students, provide a meaningful educational experience, and comply with Emory rules and regulations, in order to maintain compliance with ABA Accreditation Standard 304.
3. Ensure the Primary Supervising Attorney has reviewed our Manual for Supervisors
, which provides both administrative information and guidance on supervising externs.
When you're ready to submit an application
, please complete this form, which proceeds in several sections.
*First, you'll provide your organization's information (including location, website and profile).
*Second, you'll provide the position description (including work description, practice areas, required application materials, student qualifications, and other information related to student applications/selection).
*Third, you'll provide the information about the Primary Supervising Attorney, including their information and experience. The Primary Supervising Attorney must sign the Externship Agreement on behalf of the organization.
*Optionally, you can provide other Supervisors' information as well as an Administrative Contact.
Be sure to click the blue SUBMIT button and wait for the confirmation page for each section of the form before going on.
After initial approval, we do not require placements to reapply in subsequent semesters, but only to confirm that they plan to review applications for the following semester. However, annually, we do ask all placements to check the information we have on file, update anything that is out of date, and to (at least) renew their Externship Agreement.