Indiana Law’s clinics, externships, and projects give you hands-on experience under the guidance of skilled professors and practicing attorneys.
In a clinic, you’ll get intensive, one-on-one and classroom instruction from a faculty member, but you’ll spend most of your time on client matters or field work. Clinics usually entail three hours of credit. Indiana Law offers six clinics:
Externships are like clinics in that they give you hands-on experience, but you get your experience off-site. You can 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.
Indiana Law’s intellectual property law practicum complements the existing IP curriculum by offering significant clinical experience.
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 about the Stewart Fellows' experiences at the Center on the Global Legal Profession website.
Projects are another way for you to get valuable experience, with less of a time commitment. Academic credit is not available for projects: