Outside the classroom


Every semester, students work for academic credit in non-profit organizations, with judges and government offices, and in public policy organizations throughout the country. In the summer, students work at companies, law firms, and other organizations around the globe as fully funded fellows. The Law School also offers a unique third-year semester externship with the federal government or public policy organizations in Washington, D.C. In a typical year, more than 100 externs are placed in 15-20 states and the District of Columbia.

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Hands-on experience, from Bloomington to Brazil

Choose from fields as diverse as criminal law, judicial clerkships, public interest, or our semester-long program in Washington, DC. Externships offer between one and eight hours of credit.

Milton Stewart Fellows: Summer externships in seven countries

Any law school can sign you up for a summer or a semester of study in another country (so do we). But only Indiana Law can offer you a summer of real work in another country. This is no leisurely summer study abroad program, with esoteric classes in the mornings and afternoons by the seashore. Stewart Fellows work — and they work hard, in corporations, highly ranked international law firms, and rights-based non-governmental organizations, delivering real legal services in seven countries throughout the world. Unlike many programs with steep price tags – costing students thousands or tens of thousands of dollars – each Stewart Fellow receives funding to cover travel and living expenses while working abroad in countries like China, India, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Brazil, and Argentina.

Read more about the Stewart Fellows' experiences at the Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession website.