Indiana Legal Services

The Indiana Legal Services Externship enables you to earn academic credit for one semester of work at Indiana Legal Services (ILS), a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible elderly and low-income people in southern Indiana. ILS helps clients who are faced with legal problems that harm their ability to have such basics as food, shelter, income, medical care, and personal safety. The externship course is available to second- or third-year students. You'll work under the close supervision of ILS staff attorneys, with academic supervision by a law school faculty member.

In addition, paid and/or volunteer positions may be available at the Indiana Legal Services, Inc. Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.


As an ILS extern, you'll develop fundamental skills in:

  • Client interviewing
  • Counseling
  • Problem solving
  • Negotiating
  • Drafting documents
  • Legal research and writing
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Faculty Supervisor: Lisa Farnsworth
P: 812-855-0919

B547 (ILS): Indiana Legal Services Externship course description