State, Regional and International Externships
Elon Law’s externship program offers law students placement opportunities in dozens of executive, legislative and judicial branch offices, as well as in a number of nonprofit organizations in North Carolina and in other states and countries.
“While I understand that most of my time in law school will be spent in a classroom, I have realized that time spent assisting in the practice of law is equally important to my legal education. I have learned a great deal about how law is actually practiced on a day-to-day basis. My externship experience has expanded my horizons and helped to formulate my career goals.”
-- Tom Prendergast, Class of 2014, speaking about his 2012 externship in the Office of the Counsel for the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.
Externship placements have included: Church World Service, Disability Rights North Carolina, Georgia Legal Services Program, Greensboro City Attorney’s Office, Guilford Nonprofit Consortium, Internal Revenue Service-Office of Chief Counsel, International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (Rome), Legal Aid of N.C., N. C. Business Court, N.C. Department of Justice-Office of the Solicitor General, N.C. General Assembly, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of N.C., and several District Attorney’s and Public Defender’s offices.