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Approved Externship Locations

The opportunity to gain real-world experience from an externship is available in a wide variety of legal fields. No matter a student’s background or interest, there is an externship to fit his or her educational needs. The following is just a sampling of the externships available to Chapman students:

Courts: U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, California Court of Appeal, California Superior Court, Immigration Court

Federal Government: U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Medicare Hearings And Appeals, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service

State Government: Attorney General of California (multiple units), California State Board of Equalization

Local Government: Orange County Office of the County Counsel, Anaheim City Attorney’s Office, Santa Ana City Attorney’s Office, Huntington Beach City Attorney’s Office, Newport Beach City Attorney’s Office

Criminal Law: Orange County District Attorney, Orange County Public Defender, Juvenile Defenders, United States Attorney’s Office, Federal Public Defender

Public Interest/Non-Profits: Children’s Law Center, Public Law Center, ACLU of Southern California, Disability Rights Legal Center, Neighborhood Legal Services, Bet Tzedek, California Lawyers for the Arts, Independent Film & Television Alliance, Screen Actors Guild, Family Law Facilitator, Institute For Conflict Management, Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Fair Housing Council of Orange County

Entertainment Industry: California Lawyers for the Arts, Fox Cable Networks, Independent Film & Television Alliance, MTV, Recording Industry Association of America, Screen Actors Guild, VH1, Warner Bros

Make Your Own! Know a judge that wants an extern? Met an attorney from a non-profit, public interest, or government organization that could use a hand? They may be eligible to take on an extern! Help the externship program bring in new opportunities. Contact Us to see if you can be a trailblazer for future externs at a new location
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